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Fund in the firing line

The national investment fund is the latest state body to find itself facing investigations over Zuma-era corruption and state capture

South Africa's Public Investment Corporation, Africa's largest money manager with assets of more than 1.8 trillion rand (US$132 billion), could prove to be at the heart of a matrix...


Mutharika’s uphill battle

An unpopular president faces stiff challenges on all fronts as he seeks to build an election-winning alliance

President Peter Mutharika faces an uphill task to secure a second term in next May's elections as corruption scandals, a deputy-gone-rogue, and a former president and formidable op...


Ramaphosa rattled

After leading the charge in the anti-corruption campaign, Zuma’s successor faces allegations of conflicts of interest

President Cyril Ramaphosa is under increasing pressure to explain the contradictions of his five-year term as deputy President of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under f...


Finding for the government

An inquiry into this year’s post-election violence is having unintended consequences for both the President and his chief rival

When President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed a commission of inquiry to investigate the 1 August 2018 post-election violence, it looked like a further bid by the government for legi...


Frelimo waits them out

The increasing pace of offshore gas development and the need for investment are pushing the secret loans saga to the margins

The abandoning of the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority's criminal investigation into Credit Suisse bank over its role in Mozambique's US$2 billion in hidden loans for dub...

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Cyril’s new business plan

After bolstering his political base, President Ramaphosa and his new finance minister are wooing the companies

The target is US$100 billion in new investment over the next five years. Six months after he launched the campaign to finance national economic expansion, President Cyril Ramaphosa...


Debts and denials

The Auditor-General documents widespread irregularities while the armed forces defend the purchase of expensive private jets

The report of the Auditor-General into the country's public financial management during 2017 has added fuel to the burning controversy over accusations that the government is wasti...


The Brexit connection

African politicians and business people are getting drawn into the shenanigans surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union

A criminal investigation by Britain's National Crime Agency, announced on 5 November, into businessman and Brexit campaigner Arron Banks could touch on some of his diamond interest...


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