Deadline for the DRC

The conflict-ridden country has one year to resolve its political impasse. Elections in December 2018 could be the turning point

New hope in Angola

President Lourenço speaks of financial reforms and discussions with the IMF as he begins to dismantle the Dos Santos family’s enormously lucrative grip on the ...

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Emmerson Mnangagwa: the next president of Zimbabwe?

As the military seizes control of the country, you wouldn’t dream that Zimbabwe’s dispossessed white farmers, the war veterans who displaced them and Robert ...

Is Zambia headed for a constitutional crisis?

Based on President Edgar Lungu’s threats, Zambia could be headed for a constitutional crisis if the courts stick to the letter of the law on what constitutes ...

Can bitcoin rescue Zimbabwe?

Can the virtual currency come to the rescue in Zimbabwe, which is beset by hyperinflation fears and a foreign exchange crunch?

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IN-DEPTH: Kenya’s problematic poll

The East African nation faces a political impasse, with almost half the country aggrieved and polarised by the events leading up to its second electionin three ...

Township chic: SA corporates inclusive — just ignore the barricade

More companies are taking events into townships in a bid to push ‘inclusive growth’ slogans. But often they end up proving the opposite, by the simple fact ...

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The perils of mining in the DRC

An intrepid team is starting to build a tin mine in the conflict-ridden North Kivu province, but it has to overcome intimidating obstacles. This is Financial ...

Kenya on a knife edge

Raila Odinga’s strategy to force a postponement of the presidential election appears to have backfired. But with no legal certainty about the October 26 ...

KPMG's new scandal — this time, from the west

Things get worse: KPMG SA was overpaid to adjudicate tenders for a power station in Namibia

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Uganda helps pave a new way for refugees

But a test case for a more sustainable response to migration — based on international co-operation and responsibility-sharing — is still hugely underfunded

Dos Santos hangs on

Angola’s new president Joao Lourenço has little chance of imposing his own stamp on the MPLA, with his predecessor still heading the party and Isabel dos ...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Historical significance of Kenya's election ruling

It was, quite simply, a seismic event and its implications for Kenya and democracy in Africa will be fully understood only in the months and years to come

Zuma and Kabila's friendship guides foreign policy at expense of democracy

Because of Jacob Zuma’s personal relationship with the DRC’s Joseph Kabila, SA’s government and the SADC have sided against democracy, and are supporting a ...

ANALYSIS: A small victory, but Zambians still fear for democracy

Treason charges against opposition leader have been dropped ‘to save prosecutors being made to look more ridiculous than a grandfather in a pink miniskirt’

Is Zimbabwe's history repeating itself?

While evidence has emerged that Robert Mugabe’s government is printing an oversupply of money, the central bank says exports will save the day. The IMF ...