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Economy

Apr 20, 2018
There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can - he is one of the world's few…
Apr 18, 2018
South Africa’s headline consumer inflation slowed to 3.8 percent year-on-year in March from 4.0 percent in February, the lowest figure since January 2011, data from Statistics South Africa showed on…
Apr 17, 2018
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a team of business and finance experts on Monday to hunt the globe for 100 billion rand ($8 billion) in investment to boost the…
Apr 17, 2018
South Africa will host an investment summit later this year to lure 1.2 trillion rand (about $100 billion) over five years, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said. Ramaphosa on Monday said…
Apr 13, 2018
The headline on the Zimbabwe Herald could not have made it clearer: “Police tighten noose on Grace Mugabe.” The newspaper, for 37 years the mouthpiece of Robert Mugabe’s government, is…
Apr 12, 2018
After many months of upheaval, the Democratic Republic of Congo is set for yet another year of political struggle and internal conflict. Current President Joseph Kabila remains the main cause…
Apr 10, 2018
Angola has recouped $500 million that was frozen in an HSBC Holdings Plc account in London linked to an alleged fraud involving Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of the…
Apr 07, 2018
Tanzania’s economy grew around 7.1 per cent last year, beating the government’s own revised forecast, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said. In November, the country trimmed its gross domestic product (GDP)…
Apr 03, 2018
Ian Khama, a retired army general, stepped down as president of Botswana on Saturday, handing the diamond-rich country to his deputy after a decade at the helm. Mokgweetsi Masisi becomes…
Apr 02, 2018
Tunisia raised fuel prices on Saturday for the second time in three months in an effort to rein in its budget deficit, one of a series of reforms the country’s…
Mar 31, 2018
The economy of Mauritius is expected to grow by 3.9 percent this year, down from a previous forecast of 4.0 percent in December, due to an expected slowdown in agriculture…
Mar 29, 2018
South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is presently receiving numerous plaudits on how he’s handling the transition from the troubled Jacob Zuma presidency. Zuma’s generals have been scattered, his underlings…
Mar 27, 2018
South Africa is bracing itself for the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in many years. The hike is part of the government’s efforts to contain a budget deficit.…
Mar 23, 2018
Ghana scooped all 1.57 billion cedis ($356.3 million) tendered for a three-year domestic bond on Thursday and will pay a yield of 16.5 percent, joint transaction arrangers said. Initial guidance…

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