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Nyusi’s win poses questions

Far from consolidating presidential authority, the electoral fraud that brought Frelimo victory may well hurt the President

The working year began with a day of golfing and post-inauguration partying for President Filipe Nyusi, who was sworn into office on 15 January for his second five-year term amid e...


Power struggles and inflation

A wrecked economy will cause more worry this year but it won’t stop the two leading factions battling for supremacy

As Zimbabwe limps into 2020, its heaviest shackle is the economy. One analyst suggests it will shrink by 12.9% while inflation averages 165.5%. Last February, Minister of Finance M...


In the rough

Africa's paragon of democracy and prudence is finding stability and prosperity increasingly difficult as commodity prices fall

Envied by its peers for its track record of good governance and fiscal prudence, and prized by investors for its low tax regime, Botswana has posted budget deficits for the past th...


Finally, Cyril picks up the pace

The stage is set for the clash between state prosecutors and Ramaphosa’s ANC enemies. The first trials will open soon

Sympathisers with President Cyril Ramaphosa's project to clean up governance are frustrated with his agonisingly slow strategy. He needs to speed up the suffocation of his opponent...

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Point of no return

Public finances head south while the Patriotic Front clamps down on dissent ahead of next year’s election

The ruling Patriotic Front's continued state of denial about the country's dire debt situation sees the year begin with loan defaults, dwindling state revenues, disintegrating publ...


Grasping the Eskom nettle

A new CEO has come to the electricity utility, but the government is still picking its battles carefully and change remains gradual

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni described national power utility Eskom as 'South Africa's biggest economic risk' next to low growth. The gigantic utility is an albatross around the A...


Hage's hubris

The election outcome for SWAPO was even worse than expected. The writing is on the wall for the ruling party

Everyone was expecting the electorate to deliver a snub to the ruling SWAPO Party in the 27 November general election – but not quite the loud slap that eventuated. After thr...

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KZN plots

Opponents of President Cyril Ramaphosa in the African National Congress's biggest province intend to start a fightback at the National General Council in 2020 with a vote of no con...


The default is mine

Zambia has defaulted again on its €97 million (US$107m) loan from Italian bank Intesa San Paolo for the purchase of two C27J twin-engined military transport aircraft from Ital...


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