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Factional fireworks threaten party

Next week's policy conference promises to bring all the party's problems together in an explosive combination

Senior African National Congress leaders are deeply worried that the stresses within the governing party could tear the ANC apart as they look forward to next week's policy confere...


Trafigura aims for gas prize

The giant commodities firm hopes to help its politically favoured partner, Sakunda Holdings, to cash in on an expected gas boom

Multinational commodities trader Trafigura is expanding into power generation and natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), via its local Zimbabwean ally and partner, Sak...


Mugabe the juggler

Harare is abuzz with speculation about upheavals in the ruling party which could change the succession game

A vital meeting of the Politburo of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front was due to take place as Africa Confidential went to press. Such is the turmoil in the highe...

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The ghost of elections past

Suspecting a plot to rig the presidential election, the opposition has mobilised huge crowds

'We only have God, the people and the law. We want fair elections,' read one of the posters held by protestors from Angola's main opposition party, the União Nacional para a Indepe...


EFF-ANC alliance floated

A coalition with Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters gave the Democratic Alliance control of key cities, including Johannesburg and Tshwane (Pretoria) after August's local el...


Zuma's chaos theory

Facing down his many foes in the ANC, the President could be planning to use the crisis to prolong his leadership

Nothing seems to stick to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and the more he is attacked, the more powerfully he bounces back, albeit at the expense of his rapidly waning credibil...


Insiders dissect secret audit

Six months after investigations began into the $2 billion in secret loans, revelations of fat commissions and failed projects emerge

Senior officials and donors are still pondering the still secret audit which consultants Kroll Associates delivered to Attorney-General Beatriz Buchili on 12 May, after three exten...


Army shadow over polls

The alliance of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's Democratic Congress (DC) and Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing's Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) has lost the snap el...


Inflation fears are back

A cash shortage threatens another crisis and the government is desperate to stop it affecting its 2018 poll prospects

Inflation has started to rise again since, in an economy dominated by the US dollar, the government introduced a de facto domestic currency at the end of last November. Although pr...


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