Economy

Jun 01, 2018
South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published a new tobacco control bill which, if passed into law, will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are…
Jun 01, 2018
Zimbabwe will hold a general election on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said, a vote he has pledged will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of…
May 31, 2018
In recent months we have seen some confidence return to our market’s and a mood of optimism reflects in everyday life as we vision a new dawn under the leadership…
May 24, 2018
CLAIM: On Friday, May 18, 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe had received a loan from the United Kingdom, which would go towards easing the country’s cash shortages. “For the…
May 23, 2018
The government has allocated Sh1 billion ( $440,000) to upgrade Handeni - Singida road through Chemba to the tarmac level. The road joins the three regions of Tanga, Dodoma and…
May 20, 2018
The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be brought under control and is not an international public health emergency, experts advising the World Health Organization said on Friday.…
May 20, 2018
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday that he will proclaim the 2018 election date at the end of May. Addressing a rally in Mutare, Manicaland province marking the start of…
May 17, 2018
Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed a case of Ebola in Mbandaka, a city in the northwest of the country that’s home to about 1 million people.…
May 14, 2018
At least 17 people have died in an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the north west of the Democractic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the town of Bikoro.…
May 11, 2018
Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of crippling debt contracted during the…
May 08, 2018
The African Development Bank is leading talks with Zimbabwe and its creditors to make plans for the nation to pay off some of its arrears so it can restore relations…
Apr 30, 2018
Tanzania has approached the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal population, despite concerns from conservationists. The…
Apr 29, 2018
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump next week. His visit comes less than four months since Trump made the comment about “shithole” countries in…
Apr 25, 2018
South Africa’s parliament is currently debating amendments to the Labour Relations Act that will change how workers can go on strike. For example, the amendments would require trade unions to…

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