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Economy

Nov 10, 2017
South Africa’s economy faces major challenges and government needs to win back the confidence of businesses and investors by tackling policy uncertainty and corruption, central bank governor Lesetja Kganyago said…
Nov 09, 2017
The Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. government’s main development fund, said it had signed a $524.7 million investment compact with Ivory Coast to build schools and improve roads around the…
Nov 06, 2017
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe dismissed Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy, a day after first lady Grace Mugabe accused him of planning a coup and said she’s prepared to succeed her…
Nov 06, 2017
As the most robust economy in Central Africa, Cameroon, has in the past decade taken steps to further boost growth, making major advances in providing health, education, and clean water,…
Nov 05, 2017
Mauritius, Rwanda and Kenya are leading sub-Saharan Africa in the 2018 World Bank Doing Business report, which examines regulations and conditions necessary to enhance business climate, according to the report…
Nov 04, 2017
Liberia's Supreme Court will rule on Monday on a petition asking to delay the runoff presidential election after a complaint said the National Election Commission failed to investigate claims of…
Nov 03, 2017
There were scarcely any hints of the tumultuous years that would follow the swearing-in of Dr John Pombe Magufuli on 5th November 2015 as Tanzania’s fifth president. After all, his…
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…

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