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Geingob's successor to inherit a divided SWAPO

Two female ruling party veterans are front-runners in the race to be the party's flag-bearer in the 2024 elections and halt the slide in the popular vote

Seven hundred delegates attend the seventh elective congress of the SWAPO Party in Windhoek on 25-27 November to elect the party's next vice-president and successor to President Ha...


Chakwera's travels and travails

There's no let-up in popular anger with the President's trips abroad, while the government mends fences with the IMF

Nobody was surprised to see President Lazarus Chakwera's motorcade loudly booed as it swooped past motorists languishing in long queues for scarce petrol on the weekend of 3-4 Nove...


Conference countdown sharpens ANC contest

President Ramaphosa's backers worry that his chances of a second term are weakened by the 'Farmgate' saga which his rivals are exploiting

In front of the cameras the comrades beamed. Yet several senior African National Congress officials say that President Cyril Ramaphosa's position is weakening and don't rule out 'a...


Cyril in Empireland

King Charles III and Prime Minister Sunak see President Ramaphosa's forthcoming visit as marking a new era

It is symbolically and politically important to Britain that South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is the first leader to be hosted by King Charles III for a state visit from 22...


Loans before haircuts

Finalising a US$1.3 billion loan with the International Monetary Fund in September was the easy part of Zambia's bid to avoid insolvency, according to analysts and officials from t...


Onshore war versus offshore gains

Cabo Delgado insurgents have lost key positions but look set for a long war, while Maputo pleads with the operators to get the LNG project restarted

Officials applaud operations by the Rwandan Defence Force (RDF) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) troops to clear roads and transport hubs in troubled Cabo Delgado ...


Ramaphosa names his party allies

The president will face off against the man controlling the ANC machine at the party’s upcoming elective conference

Discontent over the multiple powerful positions accumulated by African National Congress Secretary-General Paul Mashatile was behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision not to mak...


Prosecutor Batohi swings into action

The tide is turning against corruption despite a factionalised ruling party and failing state-run transport and power utilities

In the early hours of 27 October, Matshela Koko, former chief executive of the ailing state power utility Eskom, and 16 senior officials were arrested on fraud charges relating to ...


Judiciary in the dock

The independence of Botswana's judiciary is in the spotlight following accusations by a tribal chief that President Mokgweetsi Masisi told her he would direct judges on how to rule...


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