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A clumsy crackdown

The death of Vespers Shimuzhila, a University of Zambia student who suffocated when police fired a teargas canister into her room following student demonstrations over unpaid gover...


Elephants in an angry room

Britain's royal family has been drawn into a political fight in Botswana over elephant poaching ahead of an international wildlife conference in London

Former President Ian Khama's supporters are accusing his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi of presiding over the mass slaughter of elephants by ivory hunters in Botswana. Until now Botsw...

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Investors weigh rescue plan

A presidential fightback against lingering effects of recession and Zuma-era sleaze triggers mixed reactions in the business world

With the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa in February, South Africa experienced waves of 'Ramaphoria', following the hollowing out of the state under President Jacob Zuma and ...


Bonds crash as donors cut funding

Cuts in aid payments are compounding the debt crisis as the government loses credibility after bogus denials

President Edgar Lungu's sacking on 19 September of Minister of Community Development and Social Services Emerine Kabanshi – at the centre of the row over the fraud in payment...

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The house of hunger revisited

Power struggles behind the scenes are going to shape national politics as the two main party leaders try to consolidate

Both of them fought the 30 July election for the first time as party leader. Both lost personal authority in the process: Emmerson Mnangagwa, because his party did so much better i...


Open for negotiations

The President’s new cabinet includes some younger loyalists and a core of economic technocrats to bring in capital

After his inauguration on 26 August, President Emmerson Mnangagwa made it clear there would be no power-sharing and few outsiders in his cabinet. True to his word, the vast majorit...


Graft worsens cash squeeze

Fears that embezzlement has hit government departments have caused donors to suspend payments

Western donor governments have placed key assistance programmes under heavy scrutiny as evidence emerges of wide-scale corruption in three important government departments, Africa ...


Says no to computer

Ending weeks of controversy, President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced that the government was rowing back on a scheme to introduce electronic voting machines in next year's general el...


Bonds, bills and ever bigger debts

The government has all but expelled an IMF official, as the debt continues to spiral and the role of Chinese projects in it raises more concern

Having allocated US$500 million to external debt service this year, the government's liquidity crisis drags on as relations with donors and international financial institutions plu...


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