Muhammadu Buhari has been declared president after a vote plagued by delays, logistical issues and violence. Given his previous performance, it’s unclear he’ll ...
It’s unclear how far Zimbabwean Reserve Bank governor’s new monetary policy will go towards reviving the struggling economy
Though there are signs of progress towards tolerance, life for sexual minority groups in many African states remains legally and socially difficult — and ...
Nigeria’s presidential poll looks to be a close-run race, with little to choose between the two major political parties and their candidates for the top job
It is likely that Macky Sall, president since 2012, will garner sufficient support in the February 24 poll to avoid a second-round vote
The big mineral companies have long been laying golden eggs for the Sadc region, but, with the exception of Botswana, governments are rewarding them only with ...
Zimbabwe is suffering from a fuel crisis, a foreign currency crisis, an investment crisis and, now, a political crisis. There seems little way out
Félix Tshisekedi has provisionally been declared winner of the DRC election. But there are suspicions that Joseph Kabila may have done a deal
With 87-million monthly users, the mobile money market in Africa is proving lucrative — and it still has ample room to grow
Joseph Kabila has picked an awkward candidate as his preferred successor. The opposition is divided and undermined by ego. But whatever the outcome of the ...
Fears that differences in government over economic interests relating to energy supply are affecting political decision-making at the highest level
Djibouti’s seizure of an Emirati-run port suggests the tiny Horn of Africa country is looking to leverage its strategic position
Fears of Chinese involvement in the Zambian economy have spilt over into xenophobic riots against Chinese nationals
A tarred road, culminating in Africa’s longest suspension bridge, now connects northern KwaZulu-Natal and Maputo
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
Everything from fuel to medicines and groceries are in short supply in Zimbabwe following a month-long panic-buying spree
John Magufuli has done much in the way of reform — but the slow creep towards autocracy is concerning
The Zimbabwean government has introduced austerity measures in an attempt to resuscitate the ailing economy. But investors are wary
SA has the expertise, currency environment and value chains to capitalise on continental peacekeeping markets