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Julius Nyerere (second right), his successor Ali Hassan Mwinyi (right) and Mwinyi’s successor Benjamin Mkapa (left) host South Africa’s Walter Sisulu in January 1990. Reuters/File

Tanzania at 56: echoes of the best and worst of Nyerere under Magufuli

A balance sheet of positives and negatives for Tanzania’s president Magufuli is perhaps the most striking similarity with the legacy of Nyerere as the country marks another independence anniversary.
Workers walk past a Lonmin Marikana platinum mine, a site that represents industrial strife in South Africa. Reuters/Skyler Reid

How South Africa’s mining industry can change its ways

South Africa’s mining industry is on an unsustainable trajectory and needs to undergo fundamental transformation that emphasises transparency, equity, and community participation.
Aburizal Bakrie and Nathaniel Rothschild have been engaged in a protracted battle for control over Indonesian mining giant Bumi plc. Flickr\I am Rudy

Duelling dynasties: Nat Rothschild is no king coal in the boardroom battle for Bumi

Last week saw a shareholders’ meeting of the mining company Bumi plc in London. Shareholders meetings are hardly unusual events. But this was no ordinary shareholders meeting. It involved a major Indonesian…

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