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As the debts balloon, Lungu avoids the spotlight

The finance minister starts crisis talks with the IMF after the government fails to convince creditors

As leaders of the 53 Commonwealth member states gathered in London for the 15-17 April summit, one African head of state was conspicuously absent. Amid growing concern that Zambia'...


Behind the curtains

There is no let-up in the headlong rush for mining concessions but little information about who benefits from the deals and how

The good news is relentless. Each week another wide-eyed foreign investor pitches up in Harare meets President Emmerson 'Open for Business' Mnangagwa, then pledges to pour tens of ...

Ace in a hole

A close ally of former President Zuma, Ace Magashule is struggling in his new role as Secretary-General of the ANC

The pressure is mounting on Ace Magashule, who faces a raft of anti-corruption investigations from his time as Premier of the Free State and widespread questions about his loyalty ...

No farewell to arms deals

Two messy prosecution cases involving presidents – South African and French – edge towards their dénouement

The coming trial of Jacob Zuma, the ousted President, could cause diplomatic difficulties as well as local political ructions. Zuma is due in court on 6 April, charged with rackete...

Into the valley of debt

Edgar Lungu's government has no plans to stop spending, but the amount that it owes is rapidly growing beyond control

Demands for clarity on Zambia's national debt are intensifying, as the standoff with the International Monetary Fund continues and senior figures in government fear a Zimbabwe-styl...

UK leans to Mnangagwa

Britain may be breaking ranks with donors and creditors over conditions for restoring Harare's access to finance. The International Monetary Fund continues to take a firm line, ins...

Ramaphosa begins world tour

After five weeks of reshuffling and restructuring after Zuma’s exit, the President is taking his new line-up on the road

President Cyril Ramaphosa is preparing to set out his stall on the international stage, not only to deliver the message that South Africa is under new management but to restore his...

A well-scripted succession

National wealth may be on the wane, but the establishment is ensuring the change in leader will not disturb political stability

After ten years in office, President Ian Khama is on a farewell tour of the country, as pundits ponder whether he was ineffective because he did not do too much, or effective for t...

Geingob reasserts control

The President has seen off a serious challenge as he prepares to take action on corruption and regain public trust

Almost three years into his first five-year term, Namibia's first non-Oshiwambo head of state, Hage Geingob, seems to be in a dominant position. Previously acting leader of the rul...

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