Who is Moussa Faki Mahamat?
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Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat’s dramatic victory as the new African Union chairperson surprised many neutrals…

Face to face with Swapo’s women champion
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Face to face with Swapo’s women champion

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

Eunice Iipinge returns to the helm of the Namibian politics, following her election as Secretary of Swapo Party Women's Council.…

The good and ugly of Zimbabwean gold
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The good and ugly of Zimbabwean gold

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Lenin Ndebele BULAWAYO - IF one had to give Zimbabwe a nickname it would be “The Gold Coast of Southern…

A second chance education key in Africa
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A second chance education key in Africa

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Sharon Kavhu FOR SEVEN years, Tendai Chasara (14) (not her real name) toiled to school, which is about 20km…

No matter who’s doing the eating… CORRUPTION IS CORRUPTION
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No matter who’s doing the eating… CORRUPTION IS CORRUPTION

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Ranga Mberi THE list of people always lining up to spend public money never gets short. There will always…

It’s economic interests, stupid! Why SA will always stand with Zim
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It’s economic interests, stupid! Why SA will always stand with Zim

Staff Reporter - Nov 11, 2016

By Ranga Mberi AS PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe celebrated his victory in the 2002 presidential election, the very first visitor to…

Zuma, Mugabe seek closer ties
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Zuma, Mugabe seek closer ties

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire HARARE-CLOSE regional allies Zimbabwe and South Africa this week sought to deepen political and economic ties…

Namibia’s home-grown doctors make a difference
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Namibia’s home-grown doctors make a difference

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Pumza Fihlani WINDHOEK-DR TJAMENA Murangi is seeing to a patient with a large infected wound on her arm -…

Turkish Airlines eyes Zim skies
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Turkish Airlines eyes Zim skies

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

By Wallace Mawire HARARE-TURKISH Airlines is preparing to open a new route into Zimbabwe, according to Hidayet Eris, Turkish Ambassador…

SA, Burundi and Gambia spark ICC exodus
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SA, Burundi and Gambia spark ICC exodus

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

By Ranga Mataire and Timo Shihepo THE International Criminal Court (ICC) is facing a watershed moment after three African countries…

Africa Rising, State Capture and other myths
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Africa Rising, State Capture and other myths

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni THE political domination and economic exploitation of Africa has always been covered up with a thick…

HARD SELL: Zimbabwe’s apex bank has trust issues
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HARD SELL: Zimbabwe’s apex bank has trust issues

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

By Ranga Mberi WHAT happens when a nation has lost faith in its institutions? In Zimbabwe, John Mangudya, the governor of…

African systems built for corruption – What if we all refused to pay bribes?
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African systems built for corruption – What if we all refused to pay bribes?

Staff Reporter - Oct 21, 2016

By Ranga Mberi HIDDEN in the pile of words and figures that made up the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority’s quarterly report last…

Status symbol: How African enterprises flounder
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Status symbol: How African enterprises flounder

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Ranga Mberi A FEW years ago, while driving in the sugar estates in Zimbabwe’s Lowveld, I saw what looked like…

Southern Africa trade challenge
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Southern Africa trade challenge

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe SWAKOPMUND–SOUTHERN Africa needs to strengthen and modernise its rail network in order to reduce logistical costs and increase…

Mauritius most competitive economy
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Mauritius most competitive economy

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Tatenda Gwaambuka THOUGH African economic performance remains underwhelming, there is much hope for the future. Mauritius is the 2016-2017 most…

Nam cuts budget by R6bn- Treasury moves to contain spending
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Nam cuts budget by R6bn- Treasury moves to contain spending

Staff Reporter - Oct 10, 2016

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK–THE Namibian government has started reorganising its spending habits in a move to mitigate the country’s liquidity crisis.…

Pull-out threat sobers up Cites- Namibia, Zimbabwe and SA score victory
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Pull-out threat sobers up Cites- Namibia, Zimbabwe and SA score victory

Staff Reporter - Oct 10, 2016

By Mduduzi Mathuthu JOHANNESBURG-NAMIBIA, Zimbabwe and South Africa – backed by Zambia – scored a partial victory at the Convention on…

Reaping the profits of failure in Africa
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Reaping the profits of failure in Africa

Staff Reporter - Oct 07, 2016

By Ranga Mberi RECENTLY, Zimbabwe’s Transport Minister announced the country planned to ban haulage trucks from transporting “bulky goods”. A new regulation…

Angola finds US$8m ‘pure diamond’
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Angola finds US$8m ‘pure diamond’

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

Business Reporter THE Lulo mine, which Australian miner Lucapa owns in conjunction with Angola’s State-owned miner Endiama and Rosas &…