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Old ZANU-PF in new bottles

Post-Mugabe optimism faces a reality check. Bolstered by fresh funds, Emmerson Mnangagwa is set for electoral victory

As the first new leader that Zimbabwe has had in 37 years, President Emmerson Mnangagwa begins the year riding a wave of goodwill, having removed the apparently eternally-entrenche...

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Cyril presses his advantage

The ANC's new leader will need all his legendary negotiating skills to edge Zuma out of the Union Buildings

The centre of gravity in the governing African National Congress has shifted towards its new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, who now has a decisive tactical advantage over the national...


Maputo faces off with the Fund

Frelimo believes it can stare down donors and lenders, avoiding reforms and hanging tough over the secret loans

The final year of Filipe Nyusi's difficult tenure as President of Mozambique is unlikely to end on a high note. As the 2019 elections approach, a dose of cold reality is in store f...


Pushing Zuma to the exit

New ANC leader Ramaphosa faces an early trial of his political strength in party and government

The next test for Cyril Ramaphosa, elected president of the African National Congress on 18 December, is to engineer the departure of his predecessor Jacob Zuma from the national p...


A martial mind-set

The military-assisted transition, as the government likes to call it, is far from over as new money trickles in

New President Emmerson Mnangagwa has to placate his restive allies in the military and ruling party while presenting a semblance of reform to woo the investors and diplomats needed...


Stumbling into a debt crisis

A mountain of loans for expensive infrastructure and equipment is rapidly growing along with other loans that many fear are unsustainable

Amid growing concerns over the scale and urgency of Zambia's impending debt crisis, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have joined those who believe the country is ...


Hopes and fears for the new old guard

After deftly organising Mugabe's exit and Mnangagwa's accession, the ruling party sees no reason to make concessions to its opponents

When Pastor Evan Mawarire, founder of the #ThisFlag movement, walked free from the Harare High Court on 29 November having been acquitted on charges of trying to overthrow Presiden...

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Destruction in his wake

The new regime's biggest job is to revive the disastrous economy. Job creation and debt relief head a long list of urgent tasks

It was new President Emmerson Mnangagwa's promise of 'jobs, jobs and jobs' that raised the loudest cheers on 22 November at the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Fro...


Banda’s Faustian pact

Ex-President Banda has offered to pull President Mutharika's political chestnuts from the fire in return for immunity from prosecution

Facing myriad corruption charges from her time as head of state, ex-President Joyce Banda has held out an olive branch to her bitter rival, President Peter Mutharika, from her self...


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