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Economy

Mar 16, 2016
As the 2017 general election approaches, there has been debate on the impact of the first Kenyan sovereign bond. On July 6th 2014, the Kenyan government received USD 2 billion…
Mar 12, 2016
The city of Yaounde is set to host the Nigeria-Cameroon Economic, Financial and Cultural Show (NICAMEX) from 12 to 19 July, its organizers confirmed to APA on Friday. The exposition…
Mar 09, 2016
The Niger Delta is a region where violence and instability never seems to stop. There are many deeply rooted problems that drive this instability: frequent low-level violence often in the…
Mar 07, 2016
Ghana, the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence, is celebrating the 59th anniversary of its freedom from British rule this year. According to Nelson Mandela, Ghana’s independence on March 6,…
Mar 03, 2016
Increasing urbanisation and rising levels of disposable income should fuel growth in Kenya’s retail sector in 2016 and beyond, as demand for quality outlets and a broader range of shopping…
Mar 02, 2016
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has indicated that his country is in a position to strengthen trade ties with Ghana to boost trade volumes to $1billion by the year 2020.…
Feb 25, 2016
In all, positive news – although there were no headline grabbing measures, and there is still no concrete safeguard against the potential loss of South Africa’s investment grade status. The…
Feb 24, 2016
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy in Swaziland says the kingdom needs $13.8 million to address the water crisis caused by protracted drought. Three quarters of this amount will…
Feb 23, 2016
Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the country’s sea ports will be reconnected with the railway tracks to boost economic activities. Amaechi told port professionals on…
Feb 22, 2016
South Africa’s economic woes continue as its mining sector suffers a huge blow. News emerged, on Monday, that as many as 50,000 miners are set to lose their jobs. This…
Feb 20, 2016
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and candidate of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party ticket, says Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp were taken down voting day Thursday as a temporary security…
Feb 19, 2016
Reliable data on many African countries simply isn't available - not even for their governments! Why? It costs too much! Even African heads of state are ignorant about what is…
Feb 18, 2016
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni looks set to extend his three-decade rule in today's (Thursday) elections, as security forces pack the capital to quell potential unrest and the opposition voices fears…
Feb 17, 2016
Africa's biggest economies have been hammered by the collapse in commodity prices over the past 18 months, but there are still investment bright spots to be found. In cities such…

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