Economy

Jun 06, 2020
Kenya has overtaken Angola as the third-largest economy in Sub-Sahara Africa, International Monetary Funds’ (IMF) fresh estimates released Friday has shown. The East Africa’s largest economy, that has been the…
Jun 05, 2020
Amid heightened tension along its border with Ethiopia, Sudan swore in a new defense minister. Major General Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was recalled from retirement to fill the position following the death of…
May 26, 2020
Burundi’s ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye was on Monday declared the winner of the country’s presidential election, but the opposition vowed to contest the results of the “electoral farce”.  The…
May 25, 2020
Big Brother Africa winner, Idris Sultan is facing cyberbullying charges for laughing at an old picture of President John Magufuli. His lawyer Benedict Ishabakaki told BBC that the 2014 Big…
May 24, 2020
After a relatively calm election day on Wednesday, the following day was even more peaceful according to the police reports. The whole country is now waiting for the announcement of…
May 24, 2020
Sudan has confiscated assets valued at $4 billion from former President Omar al-Bashir, his family members and associates, the country’s anti-corruption body said. “Our initial estimates of the value of…
May 22, 2020
If the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to maintain its legitimacy on the world stage, it must now answer some tough questions about the extent it has kowtowed to China…
May 21, 2020
The world is anxiously waiting for the total tally of votes for all the seven Presidential candidates – only one of them will emerge as winner should he achieve the…
Economic inequality in post-apartheid South Africa has deepened. This is not what was expected. Firstly, the African National Congress (ANC) won an overwhelming victory in the 1994 elections and promised…
May 20, 2020
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has formally resigned more than a week after his coalition government fell apart, in a move that could help end a long-running political crisis in…
The decision by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to postpone the elections in Ethiopia has created a constitutional crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is the context for this but not the cause.…
May 17, 2020
An Angolan soldier shot and killed a teenager during an operation to enforce face-mask wearing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the government has said. The home affairs ministry said…
May 15, 2020
On the cusp of stepping down, Lesotho’s embattled prime minister has denied in an interview with AFP any role in the murder of his estranged wife, a drama that has…
May 14, 2020
Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos called on Tuesday for a corruption case against her to be dropped, accusing Angolan authorities of using forged documents including a bogus passport to get…
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