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'Dirty tricks' target Cyril

The Deputy President sees the hand of his boss in the hack of his email account and smears on his ANC leadership bid 

The increasingly hotly contested battle for the leadership of the African National Congress got a little dirtier when Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of the ruling party, was tar...


Stalemate and stand-off

The leak of the full Kroll audit has revealed the extent of Maputo's lack of cooperation and leaves both sides unable to move forward

The audit of the US$2 billion of secret loans by the corporate investigations and risk consultancy Kroll was supposed to clear the air between the governing Frente de Libertaçao de...


FQM's missing figures

A settlement in the dispute between mining giant First Quantum Minerals (FQM) and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) looks as distant as ever. President...


Secrets of the Dos Santos media empire

The Presidential family’s media companies pump out propaganda, provide cover for spy agencies , troll political opponents on social media and control assets in the US, Portugal and Brazil

Semba Comunicação is the state-subsidised private corporation controlled by Welwitschia 'Tchizé' Dos Santos, José Eduardo dos Santos's 39-year-old daughter and his 32-year-old son...


Can the usurpers unite?

After failing in a no-confidence vote, Jacob Zuma's opponents are lobbying for his impeachment

Twenty minutes after Speaker Baleka Mbete had announced on 8 August that the President had survived yet another confidence vote, a beaming Jacob Zuma, surrounded by bodyguards, swe...


Donors risk funding a fix

The ruling party is laying the groundwork for using biometric technology to help it rig the result of the next election

High hopes for biometric electoral registration, which should be in place before the 2018 elections, may well be misplaced, Africa Confidential can reveal. Leaders of the Zimbabwe ...


Court in the cross-fire

The country's most senior judges are under assault from commentators who suspect them of siding with the government

The Constitutional Court faces harsh criticism for a perceived bias towards President Edgar Lungu and for reversing its decisions after he and members of the governing Patriotic Fr...


ANC dilemma deepens

The ruling party is under growing pressure to decide between its leader and its future

As South Africa's political crisis deepens ahead of the no-confidence motion vote aimed at ousting President Jacob Zuma on 8 August, a broad front of civil society organisations is...


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