Why no one’s buying the new Zimbabwean dollar

Simon Allison

Currencies are based on trust, and trust is in short supply

Zimbabwe ends foreign currency use as inflation spirals


The crisis-hit country is facing another bout of sharply rising prices, with official inflation now at nearly 100 per cent

Three months after Cyclone Idai, the region desperately needs help

Tigere Chagutah

A lot is at stake and the cost of reconstruction is very high

Russia is the clumsy latecomer at Africa’s superpower party

Simon Allison

Leaked documents reveal the scale of Russia’s ambition in Africa — but so far the continent has not been kind to Vladimir Putin and his friends

Immigration Act upended by legal chaos

Gary Eisenberg

Every foreigner, including investors, has to hurdle ignorant officials and a multiplicity of ‘laws’