Alex Vines

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Third time lucky: Will Mozambique’s peace deal last?

It’s been a year since Frelimo and Renamo signed the Maputo Accord. This time, the peace might just hold

As conflict in Cabo Delgado increases, will Frelimo learn from its mistakes?

Mozambique’s governing party must take heed of the fact that insurgency succeeds when there is a governance and developmental deficit

The insurgency in northern Mozambique has got worse. Why?

Mozambique needs to restructure its defence force and build an alliance with its neighbour Tanzania in preparation for a drawn-out struggle against ‘jihadists’

Africa’s  ‘dinosaurs’ are dying out

Countries in political transition have very little time in which to deliver socioeconomic and political change

Hope, peace and reconciliation: Pope Francis in Mozambique

A papal visit will highlight the importance of the recently signed peace agreement between the government and opposition

Third time lucky for peace in Mozambique?

Renamo’s hardened fighters are not getting any younger, so this time the deal may stick

Continental drifts towards Africa

Last year the UK, the United States, Russia and the European Union unveiled their new strategies for Africa and China Germany and India tweaked theirs

Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics

João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit this momentum must continue

Remembering a warlord democrat

Afonso Dhlakama, the Mozambican rebel leader, was a quixotic, charismatic figure

Mixed outlook for Africa in 2018

The leaders for life will face challenges. Debt levels and servicing costs will plague governments. And conflict hotspots won’t cool down

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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