Economy

Apr 08, 2019
Ghana obtained a provisional Effective Implementation (EI) rate of 89.89 per cent, the highest by an African country, after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) concluded its Coordinated Validation Mission…
Apr 07, 2019
A group of unemployed men attacked Malawian migrants living in the South African city of Durban at the end of March. It followed a recent spate of other incidents in…
Apr 05, 2019
Algeria’s long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has agreed to step down following a series of mass protests against his original plan to bid for a fifth term. After weeks of uncertainty,…
Apr 02, 2019
Political figures in South African have condemned the latest attacks on foreigners in Durban. At the same time, their anti-migrant rhetoric ahead of elections on May 8 is fueling the…
Apr 01, 2019
The US has announced it is ready to support Ghana to deal with the issue of political vigilantism – a growing threat to peace and security in the country. The…
Apr 01, 2019
Xenophobic South Africans, mostly in Durban, have been attacking and displacing black immigrants, mostly from Malawi, Nigeria, Somalia and Zimbabwe, away from their homes. As a result of the attacks,…
Mar 31, 2019
In the early hours of Saturday, South Africa again avoided a massive blow: its government bonds were not downgraded to junk. In a surprising move, Moody’s did not release any…
Mar 29, 2019
Nigerian Government has revealed plans to borrow N1.6 trillion to finance its 2019 budget. The Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), Ms Patience Oniha disclosed this in Lagos on Thursday at…
Mar 25, 2019
A week after the Cyclone Idai hit, the extent of devastation is still unclear. The government disasters body said today that 90,000 people are now in 109 accommodation centres. (bit.ly/MozCyclone10)…
Mar 24, 2019
Mr Habibu Adam, an Economist, has attributed the depreciation of the cedi to the structure of the economy, allowing foreign portfolio investments into the domestic bond market and the speculative…
Mar 20, 2019
Namibia’s South West African People’s Organisation (Swapo) is an exception among the liberation movements that became governments in Africa. As Namibia celebrates its 29th Independence Day on 21 March, it…
Mar 14, 2019
Nigeria’s ruling party took a close lead in elections for powerful state governors on Tuesday, although the final results hang in the balance as seven races were declared inconclusive or…
Mar 12, 2019
The post-Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe continues to struggle to establish its legitimacy. While this is the case the terms of its future international re-engagement will continue to occupy the Zanu-PF…
Mar 11, 2019
Botswana’s former president, Ian Khama, has vowed not to rest until stability in his country is restored. Speaking to City Press on Friday night at the Intercontinental Hotel at OR…
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