Economy

Jun 20, 2020
Crackdown on dissent is on the rise in Zimbabwe even as the country is under COVID-19 lockdown. The nation is recording a spate of abductions and torture common under late…
Jun 19, 2020
Burundi's new president has warned opposition parties that they "would no longer get space" in the country, questioning "why should one oppose the government". Evariste Ndayishimiye made the statement during…
Jun 17, 2020
Botswana on Monday lifted a recently reinstated coronavirus lockdown on its capital city Gaborone and surrounding areas after most of the cases reported last week turned out to be negative,…
Jun 14, 2020
Botswana’s director of health services, Dr Malaki Tshipayagae, announced Friday that the capital, Gaborone, will return to extreme lockdown after eight new COVID-19 cases at a private hospital. “We are…
Jun 14, 2020
The Burundian president died from the coronavirus, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following his death.  The country's government had announced Pierre Nkurunziza's cause of death as…
Jun 12, 2020
Lesotho’s former prime minister Thomas Thabane and his wife paid assassins a down payment of $24,000 to kill his estranged wife Lipolelo three years ago, according to a police affidavit…
In recent weeks, water levels in Lake Victoria have reached unprecedented heights as a result of heavy rains in the East African region which started in August 2019. Some say…
Jun 06, 2020
Kenya has overtaken Angola as the third-largest economy in Sub-Sahara Africa, International Monetary Funds’ (IMF) fresh estimates released Friday has shown. The East Africa’s largest economy, that has been the…
Jun 05, 2020
Amid heightened tension along its border with Ethiopia, Sudan swore in a new defense minister. Major General Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was recalled from retirement to fill the position following the death of…
May 26, 2020
Burundi’s ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye was on Monday declared the winner of the country’s presidential election, but the opposition vowed to contest the results of the “electoral farce”.  The…
May 25, 2020
Big Brother Africa winner, Idris Sultan is facing cyberbullying charges for laughing at an old picture of President John Magufuli. His lawyer Benedict Ishabakaki told BBC that the 2014 Big…
May 24, 2020
After a relatively calm election day on Wednesday, the following day was even more peaceful according to the police reports. The whole country is now waiting for the announcement of…
May 24, 2020
Sudan has confiscated assets valued at $4 billion from former President Omar al-Bashir, his family members and associates, the country’s anti-corruption body said. “Our initial estimates of the value of…
May 22, 2020
If the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to maintain its legitimacy on the world stage, it must now answer some tough questions about the extent it has kowtowed to China…
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