Economy

Nov 03, 2017
Namibia’s economy will grow at 1.6 percent this year and by double that in 2018 as the mining sector emerges from years of contraction and the impact of recent severe…
Nov 01, 2017
Zimbabwe’s financial system increasingly resembles a house of cards. Were one card to give way – for instance, if South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, were to have the temerity to…
Oct 31, 2017
The National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) says the ballot papers for Tuesday’s presidential re-run election have arrived in the country. NEC said in a statement on its website that…
Oct 31, 2017
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected for a second term after securing more than 98% of the vote in a highly-contentious rerun election that was boycotted by his main…
Oct 30, 2017
I remember walking through the rubble of burnt out buildings some months after Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence. Houses owned by ethnic Kikuyu were razed to the ground in the city…
Oct 28, 2017
Kenya's election commission has postponed plans to hold delayed elections in some western constituencies where voting has not taken place. Protests and security concerns for staff are the main reasons…
Oct 28, 2017
Less than a decade after hyperinflation obliterated Zimbabwe's dollar along with its pensions and savings, the southern African nation is suffering a return to precipitous price rises. Zimbabwe adopted the…
Oct 26, 2017
Wittingly or unwittingly, South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s medium term budget policy statement places him – and champions of the market economy inside and outside the African National Congress…
Oct 26, 2017
Zambia’s annual consumer inflation slowed to 6.4 percent in October from 6.6 percent in September, as price for both food and non food items fell, official data showed on Thursday.…
Oct 23, 2017
Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world, with nearly half the population living near the poverty line. In the past six years, the country has experienced…
Oct 20, 2017
Former soccer star George Weah won the first round of Liberia’s presidential election with 38.4 percent of the vote, 10 points ahead of Vice President Joseph Boakai who will face…
Oct 19, 2017
There’s a great deal hanging on South Africa’s 2017 medium term budget policy statement. Three factors are at play: there is political turmoil around the governing African National Congress, the…
Oct 18, 2017
More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is…
Oct 18, 2017
As Burundi grapples with a political crisis that has lasted almost two years now, a shortage of foreign currency is still a major concern for investors in the country. Burundi…

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