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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...


Maputo may settle loans case

The London High Court has ruled that President Filipe Nyusi will not have to respond in court to claims that he helped defraud his own country and accepted millions of dollars in b...


Beijing asserts global south leadership role

Bringing in new members and opening up more local currency trade point to a longer-term power shift

It was the biggest international gathering in South Africa since the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the country's first democratically elected leader in 1994, but the 22-24 Augu...


Electoral flaws may stall re-engagement campaign

With the full panoply of state power behind ZANU-PF and its leader, the elections are unlikely to pass the credibility test

Expectations for the fairness of the presidential and parliamentary elections started low and have sunk further after dirty tricks and orchestrated chaos in the towns and cities as...


How to spin an economic catastrophe

Dismissing the data, the ruling party tells voters it is steering the country to prosperity

Treasury and Reserve Bank officials have been releasing a succession of positive economic reports for the past three months. Consumer prices are reckoned to have fallen 15% and the...


Finance chief Ncube bets on resolving debt impasse

The ruling party could end the financial isolation if it allows free and credible elections next month steering the country to prosperity

Next month's national elections are the most conseqential since the independence vote in 1980. They will decide both the country's next president and whether it breaks out of two d...


Masisi needs diamonds for trumps

The ruling party has a new strategy to win next year's polls against the challenge from ex-President Khama and the opposition coalition

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has never been the same since President Mokgweetsi Masisi fell out with his mentor, ex-President Ian Khama, who had hand-picked him as hi...


De Beers deal could save BDP's skin

Gaborone's new diamond deal offers gains to the government and hedges against challenges from new technology

If President Mokgweetsi Masisi has got it right, the new agreement Botswana has struck with its dominant economic partner De Beers – to sell half of its rough diamonds in 10 ...


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