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May
13
Five conclusions from the South African election result

South Africa’s electoral commission on 11 May announced the ruling African National Congress (ANC) as the winner of the 2019 elections with 57.5% of the vote, equating to 230 seats in the 400-seater parliament. This is the first time since the e Read more

May
09
Zambia: Struggling beneath the burden

The IMF completed its mission to Zambia last week and concluded that growth is expected to slow to 2.3% in 2019 (from 3.7% in 2018) while inflation is set to rise. Reserves are woefully low at less than 1.7 months import cover (as at end of March Read more

Apr
12
Out of the frying pan, into the fire

Following weeks of escalating protests in Khartoum, the Sudanese military has toppled President Omar al-Bashir in a coup that brings an end to his 30 years in power. But any celebrations that might have been triggered by Bashir’s overthrow ha Read more

Feb
21
Sall bets are off

Senegal will hold the first round of presidential elections on 24 February 2019 followed, if necessary, by a second round as the winning candidate will require an absolute majority of the votes. The constitutional court published the final list of Read more

Feb
20
Between tradition and modernity

The struggle between tradition and modernity is not unique to one country in Africa. It’s a reality in all African politics today.     On the one side is the status quo; the established ruling elites, their systems of governa Read more

Feb
11
Firms should re-engineer business via sustainability

The current corporate governance code, besides requiring NSE listed firms to disclose directors’ pay, diversify their boards and establish a code of ethics, also requires boards to continually work towards the full attainment of an integrated re Read more


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