A herculean task awaits Botswana’s new leader

Botswana’s new president takes over at a tricky time: the country’s economic growth is expected to slow in the long term, on the back of falling ...

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Why Nigeria is moving away from oil

Efforts to shift Nigeria’s economy away from its dependence on black gold may yield the growth that the country desperately needs

Africa rising (again)

The real estate investment case for the African continent may no longer be as compelling, but there are pockets of opportunity

New mining code to rock DRC

Joseph Kabila’s government risks antagonising the mining industry with a new mining law

New Dawn satellite: a shady tax scheme

Serious questions have been raised around New Dawn satellite's shady tax structuring

A note of caution on African economies

Africa may be big and some of its countries growing rapidly, but sustaining that growth will be difficult in the absence of structural reform and investment in ...

Frelimo and Renamo truce: will it stick?

New constitutional changes could bring real stability to Mozambique for the first time, but the risk of a two-party state weighs heavily on outsiders

Where to now for the MDC?

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC’s mantra used to be ‘Mugabe must go’. But the slogan has lost its relevance, and the alliance has not been ...

A reforming Angola beckons MTN

Demands on MTN’s cash are finally easing up. This gives Rob Shuter’s new team an opportunity to revive the company’s African expansion drive, ...

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ANGOLA: Making a clean sweep

For the new president’s economic and finance reforms to succeed, and for the country’s economy to grow, Angola needs to attract more foreign direct investment

ZAMBIA: Bacteria on the march

The Zambian president has deployed the defence force to clean up the streets of Lusaka in a bid to combat the latest cholera outbreak, while SA battles to ...

Will the DRC reopen its virgin forest to commercial logging?

The DRC is considering reopening its virgin forest to commercial logging. But some NGOs, scientists and activists say government is not seeing the wood for the ...

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 ...