Zimbabwe: Why the Economy Is Broken – What the Private Sector Can Do

[Zimbabwe Independent] Government has weakened itself by creating monopolies and appointing Zanu-PF officials in key positions in government departments and parastatals. The decision to do so was more political than professional.

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Malawi: MCP Rejects Plot to Overthrow Government Through Violent Means

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has rubbished President Peter Mutharika’s assertions that the opposition political party leaders are planning to topple his government through violent demonstrations.

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Kenya: Kenya Bars Government Officials From Joining State Boards

[East African] Kenya has banned all state officers from sitting on the boards of parastatals as independent directors as part of austerity measures to curb further wastage of revenues in a bleeding economy weighed down by massive corruption, excessive spending, ballooning public debt and declining revenue collections.

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Tanzania: Tanzania Opposition Cries Foul As the Country Enters Election Year

[East African] This is the year for Tanzania’s political hygiene, and, during the coming 350-plus days, we are likely to traverse momentous and fateful decisions and undertakings, which may fundamentally alter the way politics is played and the country is governed.

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