When policymakers reduce electricity scarcity to a few factors like theft and vandalism, to be solved with technology and stiff penalties, they miss other factors that contribute to electricity theft.
Stringent restrictions could stifle innovation among mobile money operators and hinder access to financial services.
The militarisation of borders and securitisation of migration have always failed to stop irregular migration.
Hundreds of handwritten letters found in an archive have revealed the real import of the writer’s enduring influence.
The gap between the continent’s most democratic and authoritarian regions is likely to continue to grow.
The current lockdown in Zimbabwe is going to provide a stern test for its informal economy, which is the country’s dominant economy and employs 90% of people.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
Robert Mugabe’s years of playing one group off against the other to favour himself finally wore too thin in 2017.
Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
It’s time for a new approach as it becomes increasingly clear that protests won’t topple the Zanu-PF government.
The Mnangagwa regime’s coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
It’s the final lap before Zimbabwe’s first election since the fall of Robert Mugabe. The jury is out on who will win the presidency.
Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe is over. But the country’s road to democracy remains a bumpy one as Zanu-PF, the new president and the military go about entrenching power.
Zimbabweans have every right to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe’s long and disastrous reign, but they would be wrong to assume that this is the end of their political problems.
A week after the army issued its limp-wristed and ambiguous statement that Mugabe should go, he remains in place, and a new avenue - impeachment - is being pursued to get rid of him.
The coup in Zimbabwe means Mugabe’s long and disastrous presidency is finally over. The questions that remain are the precise details and mechanics of the deal which secures his departure.