Jump to navigation

Displaying 11-20 out of 2190 results.

Anglo at a turning point

The mining behemoth’s fortunes are improving just as Vedanta makes clear its takeover ambitions

As mining investors and managers gathered for the annual Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 4 February the talk was of little else but the rumour that Anglo American might finally depar...


A party at war

A ferocious fight lies ahead for President Masisi as his predecessor mobilises to oust him from the top of the ruling party

Ex-President Ian Khama's anger at his successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, is so strong that he is backing a rival candidate to remove him from the leadership of the ruling Bots...


Turbulent beginnings

As protests against austerity grow, factions within the military and ruling party are vying for power and bludgeoning dissent

Everything hangs on the economy in 2019, but the outlook is dire. There are two semi-functional currencies apart from real US dollar notes: electronic 'US dollars' in local bank ac...


Debt and discontent

The economy and the popularity of President Lungu are shrinking fast, but the opposition is struggling to take advantage

With no prospect of a deal with the International Monetary Fund, the stand-off with donors over embezzled aid money far from resolved, ballooning domestic arrears, and low foreign ...


US spears the loan sharks

Indictments against foreign bankers and top Frelimo officials tied to the $2billion secret loans fraud have panicked the government. The charges are just the beginning

The United States government has indicted a swathe of bankers, sales people and Mozambican public officials with wire fraud, money laundering and securities fraud. It claims a crim...


The fight for the ANC’s soul

Ramaphosa must appeal to the left to win a mandate for liberal economic reforms. It’s not the only paradox here

The African National Congress's strategists do not doubt the ruling party will emerge from the May national and provincial parliamentary elections by far the largest party, but the...


Win first, then work

Ramaphosa is almost certain of victory in May, but then his challenges really begin

South Africa is facing an even tougher year economically in 2019. The disastrous legacy of former President Jacob Zuma may seem distant but its echoes will continue to sound and cl...

READ FOR FREE

Goodbye to all that

President Lourenço’s long honeymoon will come to an end as public focus shifts to the economy

João Lourenço will consolidate his power in 2019, cashing in on his popularity and position as President of both the country and the ruling Movimento Popular de Liber...


Displaying 11-20 out of 2190 results.