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Mozambique votes with hopes of resource growth

After facing years of poverty and conflict, Mozambicans are voting with hopes of their country tapping into its huge energy resources.

Playing catch-up, Obama seeks bigger US role in Africa

Many Africans feel America is lagging behind China and others in its engagement with their continent.

Surging bloodshed strains ‘marriage of irreconcilables’

Escalating conflict, splitting tribes and families, is dividing Nigeria's largely Muslim north and Christian south and its future as a unified state.

Mozambique clashes stoke tensions ahead of elections

Clashes between rival party supporters and police have spurred tension ahead of local elections that will test opposition to the Frelimo government.

Africa defence force still only a paper tiger

A continental defence force dreamed of half a century ago by the founding fathers of independent Africa still exists only on paper.

Angola stays loyal to Dos Santos

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his MPLA party headed on Saturday for an overwhelming win in a poll criticised as not credible.

IMF ready to work with Malawi on restoring aid

The IMF says it is ready to discuss working with Malawi to try to get its stalled IMF aid programme back on track.

Chávez homecoming is another turn by master showman

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's emotional homecoming from a convalescence in Cuba after cancer surgery is the latest theatrical twist of a showman.

‘Baby Doc’ is back: But for love or money?

Haiti's ex-dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier says "solidarity" led him to return to his homeland where his name is still reviled by many.

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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