Finance ministers and central bank governors are heading to
Bali, Indonesia for the annual meetings of the
Bretton Woods institutions, where they will consumed by the threats of
the expanding trade war, rising public debt and ructions in the
First came the shocking but not wholly surprising news on 24 September that José Filomeno dos Santos, better known as Zenú, son of the former President, José Eduardo dos Santos, was being held in preventive detention in connection with a US$1.5 billion co...
Debt and finance are the big stories this week in Southern
Africa this week as shown by the growing international interest in our
reporting on the economic crisis in Zambia (AC Vol 59 No 18, Graft
worsens cash squeeze & Bonds,
bills and ever bigger debts)...
In time for the start of the election campaign season, Matthew
Page of Chatham House has produced a compelling analysis of
the 'Taxonomy for Corruption in Nigeria' for the
Carnegie Foundation. Page offers a detailed guide to the types and
mechanics of cor...
We start at the Africa mega-summit in Beijing before moving
swiftly onto the contest for Nigeria's presidency
next year. In Uganda, opposition to President Yoweri
Museveni is growing after two opposition MPs claim they were
tortured by state security. And...
For a few weeks Africa is shrugging off its marginal role in
After the tours of Africa by China's
President Xi Jinping and
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in mid-year, Britain's Prime
Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor...
This week we start in Johannesburg with the Constitutional Court order to dismiss the top prosecutor and then to Harare where Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court is considering the opposition's petition against last month's presidential election. Then, to Mal...
Emmerson Mnangagwa is sending out invitations to his inauguration on 12 August. That shows how much confidence he has that the judges of the Constitutional Court will throw out a challenge to the results which gave him 50.8% of the votes, avoiding a run-o...
This week, the action starts in Abuja where the ruling party is splitting at the seams, and then to Harare where its counterpart is celebrating an election victory no one else believes in. In Accra, President Akufo-Addo has just sacked his energy minister...
This week, it's votes galore – national elections in Zimbabwe and Mali, and a constitutional
referendum in the Comoros. All
of them are high-stakes votes whose effects will reverberate beyond
national boundaries. And as the debt crisis deepens in Zambia, ...