Economy

Jun 13, 2018
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is being held to ransom by an Islamist guerrilla movement. After months of skirmishes between police and members of the Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah, the region…
Jun 09, 2018
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is putting money his government doesn’t have on the line to increase its 350,000 workers’ salaries as the country gears up for next month’s elections. Mnangagwa…
Jun 07, 2018
Government officials, arms merchants and corporations have spirited away millions of dollars from destitute West African nations through offshore tax havens, an investigation by journalists from the region and the…
Jun 06, 2018
An offshore company is among the first to reap hundreds of millions of shillings from the Kenyan oil that was discovered six years ago.   Primefuels Holdings Ltd, based in…
Jun 06, 2018
Energy Ministers and other stakeholders in the West African region yesterday in Abuja called for necessary actions that would address inherent challenges in gas supply across the Economic Community of…
Jun 05, 2018
The government, through Tanzania Roads Agency (Tanroads) has set aside a total of $4.4m to proceed with the construction of a road that links Tanzania to the neighbouring countries of…
Jun 05, 2018
Kenya recently announced a ban on one of the most common materials used in the country’s packaging sector - plastic bags. This includes the use, manufacture and importation of all…
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…

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