Economy

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…
Oct 17, 2017
South African President Jacob Zuma sacked a vocal critic from his cabinet on Tuesday, a move expected to further deepen tensions as an elective conference to the ruling ANC draws…
Oct 16, 2017
For a possible third time since multi-party elections were restored, Liberians will be revisiting the polls to decide on who becomes the country's next president in a run-off presidential election…
Oct 14, 2017
Former soccer star George Weah maintained his lead over Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai as more provisional results from the West African country’s presidential election were announced on Friday. If…
Oct 14, 2017
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled. It agreed with a lower court ruling last year…
Oct 11, 2017
Provisional results are trickling in from polling centres across Liberia following Tuesday’s peaceful general elections in the West African country. Results are expected from 5,390 polling units in 2,080 centres…
Oct 11, 2017
In the midst of a Forex currency crisis, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has devalued Birr by 15pc and raised the interest rate by two percentage points to seven…
Oct 09, 2017
October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of political instability, civil war, fluctuating global…
Oct 07, 2017
South Africa’s finance minister ordered the government pension fund on Friday to investigate possible irregularities at the fund to help ally concerns that politicians are trying to “influence” it. The…

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