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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...


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-...


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