The euphoria that accompanied João Lourenço's new presidency has ebbed away amid the stark realities of a profoundly dysfunctional political economy.
A toxic mix of ugly politics and structural economic problems is threatening to tip debt over the edge.
A new push to focus development efforts on big infrastructure projects could have unitended consequences.
Global forces affect corruption, too.
Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
How South African manages the fallout from its likely downgrade by Moody's in November will determine whether the country will be forced to turn to the IMF for a bailout.
The primary results confirm the end of the austerity project but this is not enough to solve Argentina's fundamental problems.
The US and China have an interdependent economic relationship. If this unravels it will have global ramifications.
The fossil fuel industry depends on massive government support, which makes the public foot the bill for a harmful and uncompetitive industry.
The main distinguishing feature of Osborne’s policy record was presiding over one of the worst economic recoveries in British history.
Now that African countries have signed up for the continental free trade agreement, they must complete the institutional loop by jumpstarting the creation of the African Monetary Fund.
Ghana has completed yet another IMF financial assistance programme. Given its long history of living within its means and then blowing the budget again, will it be knocking on the IMF's doors soon?
Nigeria's high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
Three important lessons from three recent privatisations.
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is struggling to overcome the national economic destruction wreaked on Zimbabwe over two decades under Robert Mugabe.
Ongoing volatility is causing intense debate about how to manage relations between the two powerful nation, which is only likely to become more challenging.
Zimbabwe's new president promised to deliver the country citizens want but the nation remains on edge.
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.