Using the pandemic as a pretext, top ANC officials jostle for positions, some arguing for radical and sweeping policy changes
Before the Covid-19 pandemic struck South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa
and his centrist supporters were locked in combat with followers of former President Jacob Zuma
, African National Congress Secretary-General Ace Magashule
and Deputy President David Mabuza
. The President's decisive lockdown strategy measures have left his rivals flatfooted. Having lost the opportunity to challenge the leader at the now-postponed party National Policy Conference, they are rethinking tactics, just as the health crisis has thrown up potential future leaders of the ruling party.
The pandemic is forcing oil producers to find new ideas to attract investment and absorb the shocks. Some show promise. Others may have left it too late
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The great hopes of strong growth for Africa's oil and gas producers this year, particularly in East and Southern Africa, have been crushed as companies scramble to cut planned inve...
President Buhari's top aide Ibrahim Gambari faces an array of rival interests trying to shape the government's direction
In the best traditions of international bureaucracy, Ibrahim Gambari, 75, has been consulting widely but quietly as he acclimatises to his new role as President Muhammadu Buhari's ...