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Power cuts dash optimism on revenues

Bad economic news on almost all fronts complicates the ruling party's campaign to win over voters ahead of next year's elections

As the election campaign gets under way, President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress confront an increasingly problematic economic legacy. It is sure to unde...


Secret deal won't end the tuna bond saga

Maputo won't disclose the cost of its deal with Credit Suisse and why it's abandoned its demand for damages

As with the US$2 billion hidden loans scandal that triggered Mozambique's serial financial crises over the past decade, all sides are trying to keep secret the details of the gover...

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Fishrot trial delay

The long-anticipated Fishrot corruption trial of 10 highly placed Namibians accused of multi-million fishing quotas fraud, racketeering and corruption, has been postponed again tha...


Antwerp gems deal on the rocks

The President put much store into a scheme intended to add value to diamond sales, but the dream seems to be turning sour

The Botswana government's ambitious plan to sell part of its huge rough diamond output have been dealt a hammer blow by the implosion of its selected sales partner, the privately-o...


At last, the $8.5bn energy transition plan is ready

Delayed by the power crisis and fights with the coal lobby, the government says the green plan will launch at the UN Climate Summit

After two years of turf wars, the government's implementation plan for its US$8.5 billion (R160bn) Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) will be made public at the UN COP28 Cli...


Mnangagwa keeps it in the family

An enlarged cabinet stuffed with relatives and loyalists is complicating international efforts to restart negotiations on the country's finances

International and regional concerns persist about the legitimacy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory in national elections last month, particularly the failure of the Zimbabw...


Bribes case on the rocks

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has decided not to prosecute government officials who may have taken bribes so long as they return them to the state, according to leaks to the med...


Despite everything, the ANC charts a path to victory

Beefed up local organisation and a public spending push could help the ruling party avoid a coalition next year

Unheralded, the campaign for next year's national elections started this month. The ruling African National Congress will be fighting on multiple fronts: to cut state spending and ...


Legitimacy questions may spur talks

Regional and international critiques of election rigging have undermined ZANU-PF amid calls for a transitional authority to be set up

Regional leaders, like the four million Zimbabweans in exile, voted with their feet when invited to attend Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration for his second presidential term on 4 S...


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