Economy

Sep 24, 2018
“China equals Hitler” said the sign held up in the Zambian capital Lusaka by a protester opposed to Beijing’s tightening grip on the economy of the southern African nation. The…
Sep 24, 2018
Rwanda’s economy grew by 6.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 with Gross Domestic Product at current market prices estimated at $2,268 billion, up from $2,119 billion in…
Sep 19, 2018
Ten days ago, Zimbabwe’s new Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube was talking of abolishing bond notes and launching currency reforms before the end of the year. But on Tuesday, President Emmerson…
Sep 11, 2018
South Africa should avoid populist economic policies and prioritize strategies that lead to sustainable growth and job creation, according to the country’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago. “The central problem…
Sep 09, 2018
Zimbabwe's newly-inaugurated President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday named respected economist Mthuli Ncube as finance minister to revive the country's battered economy in the first cabinet since his election in a…
Sep 04, 2018
Madagascar is gearing up for presidential elections in November this year. The Conversation Africa spoke to Adrien Ratsimbaharison about how the elections might unfold and what challenges Madagascar’s new president…
Sep 04, 2018
The TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) Consumer Credit Index (CCI) declined sharply in Q2 2018, marking a decisive change in its upward trend since early 2016, according to a report published by…
Aug 30, 2018
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa’s inauguration as Zimbabwe’s second president and commander-in-chief consummated power for the main beneficiary of the November 2017 coup that forced Robert Mugabe’s long delayed retirement. Zimbabwean scholar…
Aug 26, 2018
Rwanda is the number one African country where citizens trust and rely on Police services to enforce law and order and 13th globally, according to the World Economic Forum. The…
Aug 23, 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, next week inaugurate the $250million state-of-the-art International Breweries in Ogun State.   The brewery, said to be the biggest in West Africa, is located…
Aug 11, 2018
United States President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that imposes tough new conditions that have to be met before sanctions are lifted. The Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa…
Aug 08, 2018
This is no way to end an election that promised to bring a bright new post-coup and post Robert Mugabe dawn to a blighted Zimbabwe – 50.8% for Zanu-PF’s Emmerson…
Aug 06, 2018
Nigeria’s economy is expected to grow more slowly this year than previously forecast as investors hold off before elections in early 2019, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, while Kenyan…
Aug 01, 2018
Zimbabwe’s ruling party secured a landslide win in the first parliamentary election of the post-Robert Mugabe era as the opposition and advocacy groups questioned the credibility of the process. With…

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