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The great observer gamble

After an eight-month charm offensive wooing bankers and diplomats, the government is failing the legitimacy test

Politicians and activists share scepticism about international election observers, suspected of naïveté and bias but lacking political knowledge. For once, international observers ...

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A disputed crown for the crocodile

The opposition rejects the declaration of Mnangagwa's victory in the presidential vote as Western observers question the elections' credibility

A pall of doubt hangs over the presidential election results which gave President Emmerson Mnangagwa 50.8% of the vote when the final figures were announced by the Zimbabwe Elector...


The dollars after the votes

Investors, serious and dubious, are targeting the country, whichever party proves victorious on 30 July

For the country's 5.7 million registered voters this is the highest-stakes election since 1980, as much for its conduct as its political outcome. A credible and peaceful poll will ...

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In the mood for change

Big doubts remain about the credibility of the elections as economic discontent boosts the opposition’s standing

In spite of the huge power of incumbency across Zimbabwe, as well as the generals' refusal to countenance an opposition victory, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's campaign for the 30 ...


Rationing corruption

Critics are calling on President Peter Mutharika to resign after a leaked report by Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) alleged that he benefited from millions of kwacha deposite...


New Islamists on the block

A wave of savage attacks in the northern province of Cabo Delgado by self-styled Islamist gangs is posing another threat to Mozambique's embattled government. Last weekend, a raid ...


Putting on the brakes

The government is taking steps to curb the ballooning debt, but will they be enough to make an IMF programme possible?

The goal is to bring the risk of 'debt distress' from 'high' to 'moderate'. Even this modest target will probably elude Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe because the government'...


Bombs, smoke and mirrors

With five weeks to polling day, an explosion at a rally in Bulawayo and arguments at the electoral commission threaten the vote

The blast that rocked the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) election rally in White City Stadium, in Bulawayo, on 23 June has refocused attention on...


Discontent takes wing

High opinions of the President are crashing to Earth amid accusations of favouritism, ineptitude and luxurious living at public expense

President João Lourenço excited Angolans with a high-profile anti-corruption campaign that targeted the extended family of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, but now crack...


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