A fine balance: international power plays in Djibouti

Djibouti’s seizure of an Emirati-run port suggests the tiny Horn of Africa country is looking to leverage its strategic position

Zambians see red over Chinese investments

Fears of Chinese involvement in the Zambian economy have spilt over into xenophobic riots against Chinese nationals

Maputo’s massive infrastructure facelift

A tarred road, culminating in Africa’s longest suspension bridge, now connects northern KwaZulu-Natal and Maputo

Zambia mining tax: digging a hole?

Zambia’s government hopes a new mining tax will add an extra $90m a year to its coffers. But an industry body warns of deleterious effects

Zimbabwe’s currency woes continue

Everything from fuel to medicines and groceries are in short supply in Zimbabwe following a month-long panic-buying spree

Tanzania’s descent into despotism

John Magufuli has done much in the way of reform — but the slow creep towards autocracy is concerning

Investor sentiment dims as Zimbabwe’s economy plummets

The Zimbabwean government has introduced austerity measures in an attempt to resuscitate the ailing economy. But investors are wary

How SA can position itself in the peacekeeping market

SA has the expertise, currency environment and value chains to capitalise on continental peacekeeping markets

Zambia’s budget blues

Zambia’s finance minister aims to bring debt to a sustainable level in the 2019 fiscal year

Zim finance czar’s mission impossible

Zimbabwe’s new finance minister is not a Zanu-PF man and he did not need the job — but he will need all his qualifications to fix the economy

Africa’s integrated high speed rail on track

Africa is looking to upgrade its transport infrastructure to boost intra-continental trade and regional integration

Africa’s dark dividend: the emergent criminal economy

The greater political freedom that has come to many African countries over the past three decades, has brought a dark dividend

The mystery of Zimbabwe’s 700,000 ghost votes

Mnangagwa’s victory margin was too small to be taken seriously, and despite Chamisa’s well-founded court challenge the result is likely to stand

Behind Zanu-PF’s brutal crackdown

A journalist’s account of last week’s election in Zimbabwe and the violence, misinformation and divisions that have bedevilled the country since then

Is there hope of restoration between Ethiopia and Eritrea?

Ethiopia and Eritrea have found peace after 20 years, making prospects for introduction of sweeping democratic reforms more promising

Shortages and arrears ahead of Zimbabwe elections

As Zimbabwe prepares for its election, details about the state of its economy and the availability of currency paint a grim picture