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Tagwirei's pipeline under threat

President Mnangagwa is backing a new oil company against a fuel cartel run by the generals' favourite businessman

A company registered in the United Kingdom with strong South African links has signed an agreement that could give it dominance over Zimbabwe's more than US$1 billion fuel import m...


Apology but no reparations

Berlin's belated offer of compensation for colonial atrocities won’t end the matter and is proving politically divisive

Germany has finally acknowledged that its colonial forces committed genocide against the Ovaherero and Nama and agreed to pay compensation, but these communities of central-eastern...


Betting the farm on winning

As defaults continue and debts pile up, the President reckons his bonanza payment to farmers will win him re-election in August

Just before the start of the three-month election campaign on 12 May, the Patriotic Front (PF) government rushed through at least US$145 million of new loans to fund early procurem...

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More time for the truth

Three years of testimony on a decade of political and corporate crime are to be followed by a wave of prosecutions

Few countries have had more thoroughgoing probes of their business and political classes but a bigger test is coming next. Can the governing African National Congress shut out the...


Controversial delta drilling

Canada's Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) is convinced it has hit paydirt in the Kavango basin of north-eastern Namibia/north-western Botswana, which extends under part o...


Nyusi angers the region

Maputo's resistance to a Southern African force to quell the insurgents is poisoning relations with its former allies

Two months after Islamist militants mounted their spectacular invasion of the town of Palma in Cabo Delgado province, President Filipe Nyusi still does not know where to turn. The ...

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Repression, guns and new laws

As economic chaos and corruption reign, President Mnangagwa crafts a wave of new laws to pre-empt dissent

After bludgeoning his opponents for the past three years, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is stepping up laws against all dissent and erasing the last vestiges of judicial independenc...


Fightback lands in the courts

President Ramaphosa will see off the legal challenges from Ace Magashule's camp but it will be messy and expensive

Political support for the fightback against President Cyril Ramaphosa and his allies in the African National Congress is eroding day by day. The last act of the drama is being play...


Chakwera loses his lustre

U-turns and misjudgements are damaging the President’s standing with the public as stresses in the ruling coalition mount

As befits a devout evangelist and former pastor, President Lazarus Chakwera promised to lead Malawians 'to Canaan' after winning last year's dramatic election, a re-run of the prev...


Magashule overplays his hand

After sidelining his main rival, President Ramaphosa has to take tough decisions on state companies, energy policy and jobs

There was no hint of triumphalism in Cyril Ramaphosa's measured speech on 10 May at the end of a dramatic three-day National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting that saw his main opp...

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