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Insurgents turn up the heat

A well-planned attack on Palma in Cabo Delgado cost dozens of lives, raising questions about the future of the $20 billion gas project nearby

Although government forces claimed definitive victory on 27 March over the Ahlu Sunna Wal Jammah (ASWJ) fighters who had seized control of Palma, on the northern tip of Cabo Delgad...

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Kingdom in peril

The death of the Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, promises turmoil for the already volatile province of KwaZulu-Natal

The death of King Goodwill Zwelithini, 72, from Covid-19 complications on 12 March, without agreement on how the succession should be managed will complicate the kingdom's already ...


PF bets it all on the polls

Election season starts soon as lenders hang on to their funds and watch the ruling party take increasingly desperate measures to raise money

Contrary to some optimistic reports, Zambia is 'very far' from securing a bail-out deal from the International Monetary Fund, banking and official sources have told Africa Confiden...


Gutting the opposition

ZANU-PF's manipulations have rid parliament of dissent and silenced criticism of high-level corruption

The expulsion of six MPs from Zimbabwe's parliament after a strange ruling that they no longer belonged to their own party deals a harsh blow to the opposition, which President Emm...


Ramaphosa rallies ANC against the Zuma-Magashule axis

After a marathon meeting, the party's National Executive backed Ramaphosa's call for action against ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule

The rival factions of the governing African National Congress are edging towards a final showdown after its National Executive Committee meeting on 27-29 March decided that the par...


The plot against Cyril

The President’s foes in the ruling party are building a credible coalition to depose him and return supporters of Zuma to power

Former President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress Secretary-General Ace Magashule, who are both facing multiple corruption charges, have launched an open, brazen campai...


High courts and hidden loans

Mozambique's prospects for victory in its law suits over US$2 billion in hidden loans are dimming, according to legal sources. Maputo has been suing Lebanese businessman Iskandar S...


Mboweni's budget choice – austerity or bust

The straight-talking finance minister faces multiple attacks as he tries to hold down civil servants' wages and cut state company funding

With more spending cuts and a slew of tax rises Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget today will make enemies across the board. Even after this, he may not be able to fight off a ...


The captured spies

ANC leaders are trying to persuade ex-President Zuma to appear at the Zondo Commission after claims about his personal spy network

President Cyril Ramaphosa's attempt to fight grand corruption in state agencies and the ruling party faces critical tests over the next month, on two parallel tracks. At the fore i...


General confusion

General Eugenio Mussa's death on 8 February from Covid-19, just three weeks after his appointment as Chief of the Armed Forces, is a major blow to President Filipe Nyusi, who appoi...


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