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Masisi steps out of Khama's shadow

Sacking a spy chief, ending the alcohol levy and promising to open up the economy, the new President is junking his predecessor's policies

As if determined to disavow Ian Khama's description of him as a 'bootlicker', new President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been breaking with the past, pushing more pro-business policies, c...


How to fix a coalition

With an independent opinion poll forecasting a surprisingly close result, talk of a power-sharing deal gains ground

Many questions that could determine the credibility of the national elections, now due on 30 July, remain unresolved in what is set to be the most important vote in a generation. C...

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The tail that wags the dog

In KwaZulu-Natal and other key provinces, the ANC’s divisions are deepening ahead of the 2019 elections

Making his second appearance in a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) court at a short hearing on 8 June to face 16 charges of fraud and corruption, former President Jacob Zuma looked a grim and i...


Squeaking in and cutting back

The Patriotic Front is crowing over its narrow defeat of the United Party for National Development (UPND) in a by-election in the swing constituency of Chilanga, just outside Lusak...


Debt spike threatens reserves

The uncontrolled borrowing by the Lungu circle is growing too large to cover up

Having said it was certain of its figures, Zambia's Ministry of Finance has once again revised its external debt upwards, from US$8.7 billion to $9.1 bn. While its debt continues t...


An untimely death

The Renamo leader’s demise is an opportunity for the party to re-invent itself but Frelimo could still abandon reconciliation

The opposition Resistencia Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo) is going through a difficult rebalancing act in the wake of the death of its leader, Afonso Dhlakama, on 3 May. In the run-...


This land may be your land

The President may be carrying all before him, despite resistance from his predecessor, but the land issue could derail him

President Cyril Ramaphosa's personal approval ratings are at 76% and his handling of the economy has the nod from 82% of South Africans. The Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maima...


A swirling fog of debt

The government is suspected of dishonestly reporting its debts, as it chases every last ounce of credit

Creditors, investors and the opposition believe President Edgar Lungu's management of national finances is plunging the country into a debt crisis. The Ministry of Finance issues d...


Short walk to freedom

Lawyers and legal experts are still seeking answers as to why, for the first time in Malawi – and possibly for every legal system based on English common law worldwide &ndash...


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