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Wildlife targets

Botswana has authorised the resumption of licensed elephant hunting, auctioning licences to shoot 60 elephants worth US$2.34 million. It's the first such sale since President Mokgw...


The state of Cyril Ramaphosa

The President's speech to parliament on 13 February will say more about his fragile coalition of reformers than about the country he governs

For the past three decades each State of the Nation speech has been billed as the most important ever. Most – with the honourable exception of Nelson Mandela's epic performance aft...


Shock ruling resets poll

The Constitutional Court has nullified the presidential election and re-set the political landscape

The Constitutional Court has ordered a fresh presidential election, saying the Malawi Electoral Commission's (MEC) failure to follow its duties under constitutional and electoral l...


Over the rainbow

Ramaphosa grapples with economic crisis, corruption prosecutions and power shortages on a historic anniversary

The 30th anniversary of then-President FW de Klerk's announcement on 2 February 1990 of the release of Nelson Mandela nine days afterwards passed quietly as investors gathered to s...


Lourenço faces the crunch

The campaign to recover loot is popular, and the IMF is supportive, but the numbers are terrible

The pursuit by investigative journalists and Luanda's prosecutors of Isabel dos Santos offers a temporary distraction from the country's economic meltdown. Enthusiasm to see Isabel...


The fight over the missing billions goes global

The Lourenço government expands its search for stolen assets, launching an international campaign against the Dos Santos clan

In what is set to be a gargantuan legal battle stretching over many years, the government of President João Lourenço is stepping up action to recover several billion dollars in ass...


Nyusi’s win poses questions

Far from consolidating presidential authority, the electoral fraud that brought Frelimo victory may well hurt the President

The working year began with a day of golfing and post-inauguration partying for President Filipe Nyusi, who was sworn into office on 15 January for his second five-year term amid e...


Power struggles and inflation

A wrecked economy will cause more worry this year but it won’t stop the two leading factions battling for supremacy

As Zimbabwe limps into 2020, its heaviest shackle is the economy. One analyst suggests it will shrink by 12.9% while inflation averages 165.5%. Last February, Minister of Finance M...


In the rough

Africa's paragon of democracy and prudence is finding stability and prosperity increasingly difficult as commodity prices fall

Envied by its peers for its track record of good governance and fiscal prudence, and prized by investors for its low tax regime, Botswana has posted budget deficits for the past th...


Finally, Cyril picks up the pace

The stage is set for the clash between state prosecutors and Ramaphosa’s ANC enemies. The first trials will open soon

Sympathisers with President Cyril Ramaphosa's project to clean up governance are frustrated with his agonisingly slow strategy. He needs to speed up the suffocation of his opponent...

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