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Angola’s Story of Politically Exposed Persons and Debt Traps

BY FADI  A. HADDADIN LUANDA — In its financing attempts that brought the resource-rich country to become indefinitely indebted (https://bit.ly/2OfGvAF) for a long time, the Government of Angola sought a US$15 billion loan from China (https://reut.rs/2IpTl14) (one of many) last May. Just as this latest round of financing commenced, Standard and Poors downgraded Angola’s sovereign credit rating (https://reut.rs/2zcO3i5) to B- due […]

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East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries ready to invest in gaming

BY AMNE SUEDI LONDON- The burgeoning gaming industry in Africa has been thrown into stark relief during 2018 with countries across the continent driving key measures to capitalise on emerging sectors and authorities keen to discuss the direct and indirect investment opportunities ahead. Talking ahead of the inaugural ICE Africa (24-25 October, Sandton Convention Centre, […]

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Who will be Malawi’s ruling party presidential candidate?

PATRICK NJAWALA BLANTYRE-Battle knives have been drawn. Peter wa Mutharika has declared that he will represent the Democratic Progressive Movement in 2019 presidential elections and there are supporters cajoling him to be the party’s torchbearer. Mutharika is serving his first term in office, constitutionally he is allowed to stand for another. Why then does he […]

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Exploring David Makhura`s Rapid Land Release Initiative: A cautionary perspective

BY PHILLIP HUNI PRETORIA- To stave off the spectre of illegal land invasions currently engulfing the country, the Gauteng premier, David Makhura, has announced that as of June 2018, he will be giving away identified vacant pieces of land to the land-hungry urban dwellers who are prepared to build houses for themselves. According to the […]

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Nelson Chamisa has what it takes but he needs take advice from others

BY BRUCE MUTSVAIRO SYDNEY-Even if he wins the elections and becomes Zimbabwe’s third president, Nelson Chamisa will need plenty of media and political communications training if he wants his global peers to take him seriously. You would have to be completely thoughtless to dismiss Chamisa’s potential. But those who have followed Zimbabwean politics for a […]

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Zimbabwe elections: Fraud waiting to happen

BY IRVINE MAKUYANA JOHANNESBURG-In a few months, the unelected Zanu PF president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, faces off with the unelected MDC-T leader, Nelson Chamisa, in Zimbabwe’s presidential and general elections. This will turn out to be the greatest election fraud in Zimbabwean history, second only to the March 29, 2008 poll and the subsequent July 27 […]