Zimbabwe is struggling to control the triple whammy of currency devaluation, inflation and a shortage of cash. Now it plans to print new Zim dollar notes in an ...
On the surface, Botswana’s election brought little in the way of change, with the ruling party continuing its five-decade grip on power. But political ...
With numerous issues at play ahead of Mozambique’ general election next week, Frelimo’s outright dominance is no longer a done deal
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SA’s competitive relationship with Nigeria has been put under pressure by xenophobic violence
Robert Mugabe died in a hospital in Singapore on September 6. Once a shining hope for a newly independent Zimbabwe, he leaves behind a country in tatters
It’s a year since Mthuli Ncube took the reins as finance minister of Zimbabwe. His attempts to fix the struggling economy have, it seems, produced something of ...
Tunisia and Libya both underwent a sea change in the wake of the Arab Spring. Almost a decade on, their trajectories couldn’t be more different
Zimbabwe has a serious shortage of electricity, but its neighbours have been reluctant to come to its aid because it has previously failed to honour its ...
Chinese ‘lying money’, or fei qian, is an ancient form of value exchange. But its modern incarnation is blamed for stripping Africa of its resources
As Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government desperately tries to right the ship, Zimbabweans fear a return to the past – and not just hyperinflation
Social media may not start revolutions – but its ability to help demonstrators spread their message beyond national boundaries is revolutionary
As Zimbabwe bans the use of foreign currency, and prepares for a new ‘Zim dollar’, many fear a return of the hyperinflation that crippled the economy from 2008
Any optimism that came out of Sudan’s recent coup has unwound after paramilitary forces opened fire on peaceful protestors
Africa is moving towards a more integrated, rules-based trade regime, but this is unlikely to transform the continent’s economic prospects
With rapidly rising inflation, a long-running foreign exchange crisis and now rolling power cuts, Zimbabwe’s primary income-producing sectors are under pressure