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Mnangagwa and Chiwenga factions battle over G-40

Outbursts by a top ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa declaring that G40 elements remain firmly within Zanu PF’s top levels have heightened fears in the party that the president’s loyalists are targeting his deputy Constantino Chiwenga, insiders have revealed. Mabel Chinomona, the senate president, is said to have raised eyebrows […]


SA President Cyril Ramaphosa faces vote of no confidence

The speaker of South Africa’s lower house of parliament has authorised a vote on a motion of no-confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa, a parliamentary official said on Thursday. The request for the vote was made by a small political party, the African Transformation Movement (ATM), which has only two seats […]

Africa, Opinion

How Mbeki and Obasanjo used soft power in Africa’s interests

By Oluwaseun Tella The concept of soft power has been part of the parlance of international relations for three decades. Soft power actors use non-coercive and persuasive means to achieve their objectives. Attraction rather than force is their preferred language. The application of soft power remains focused on states because of their primacy […]

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Khupe’s MDC-T project faces collapse as conflicts mount

The Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T has plunged further into chaos with Elias Mudzuri, one of the party presidential hopefuls, rubbishing calls by some of the party bigwigs to hold a virtual extraordinary congress. Mudzuri yesterday described the decision by some of the presidential hopefuls to hold a virtual congress as “unacceptable […]

Africa, Opinion

Can Bobi Wine unseat Yoweri Museveni in Uganda?

By Richard Vokes and Sam Wilkins Just three weeks into his official campaign for the Ugandan presidency, Ugandan musician and parliamentarian Robert Kyagulanyi (better known by his stage name Bobi Wine) has already been arrested twice. The first came just minutes after his formal nomination in the capital Kampala. Footage streamed […]