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Presidents trade more blows

The row between the present and former president shows no sign of abating as they clash over Covid-19 vaccines

A charitable foundation linked to ex-President Ian Khama claimed on 9 August it had secured 4 million doses of the Pfizer and Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 vaccines and was offering them t...


Samia the securocrat

The new president supports her security establishment’s policies on the Mozambican insurgency as well as harsh repression of the civil opposition

Although it is the neighbouring country most affected by the Islamist insurgency in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado, Tanzania's response to the conflict is the most ...


Allies prove a trial for the President

After a year in office the head of state is losing the faith of the public as allies, friends, relations and ministers generate scandal

President Lazarus Chakwera has had a torrid month. He sacked Chikosa Silungwe, the Attorney-General, on 2 August, and two of his most senior aides were arrested by the Anti-Corrupt...


Reconciliation and a reckoning

The new President has drawn a line under his bitter history with Edgar Lungu, but the profiteers of the last six years can expect to be held to account

President Hakainde Hichilema's inauguration on 24 August ended the tense period that followed polling day on 12 August, when it looked as though his predecessor, Edgar Lungu, might...


In need of a spark

Electricity supply is on the front line of the economic policy struggle as power cuts rise, investment sources shrink and a low-carbon future looms

How to supply electricity in the long and short term is possibly the most pressing of all South Africa's economic problems and a locus of conflict between statist policies and neo-...


Cyril names a half-new cabinet

The President has used the fall-out from the failed insurrection to boost his control over the ruling party, boosting his chances of a second term

It was no ordinary cabinet reshuffle that South Africa's President pulled off on 5 August in the wake of seven fateful days of rioting that left over 300 dead and further damaged t...


Taking the stand

The long–awaited trial of 19 defendants on charges including abuse of public office, embezzlement and money laundering related to the US$2 billion hidden loans scandal has fi...


Opposition surges ahead of critical vote

Voter suppression and fraud allegations are vital issues in the final stretch of the campaign

The ruling Patriotic Front is making a final push for votes ahead of the 12 August general election although many of the party's loyalists fear a surge in support for the oppositio...

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After the insurrection

The security services are in the dock for failing to prevent or warn of the conspiracy behind the acts that touched off the recent murderous unrest

The government is taking a hard look at its own intelligence and security leaders in the aftermath of the orchestrated campaign of sabotage and protests which morphed into an orgy ...


Who runs Gauteng?

As the national political and commercial powerhouse, Gauteng is one of the most contested provinces in the country

Gauteng is South Africa's smallest but most densely populated and richest province, covering 1.5% of the country's land mass, with an estimated population in excess of 15 million a...

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