Economy

Oct 04, 2018
Sluggish expansion in Nigeria, Angola and South Africa – Africa’s three largest economies – is expected to dampen the growth prospects for Sub-Saharan Africa to 2.7 percent in 2018, according…
Oct 03, 2018
It’s been five years since four attackers made their way into Westgate, a popular shopping mall in the rich Westlands area of Nairobi, and unleashed a coordinated attack that left…
Oct 01, 2018
Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, has promised to build 24 football fields in the next five years, if it wins the 10 October municipal elections in…
Sep 30, 2018
The Federal Attorney General of Ethiopia files terrorism charges against five people involved in the last June bomb attack in Addis Ababa attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. At…
Sep 28, 2018
Even the toughest critics of Angola’s government say that in just more than a year, President Joao Lourenco has accomplished more to stop corruption than any previous Angolan administration. Lourenco…
Sep 25, 2018
Opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles, according to a report by leading African companies covered in the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) new Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report, the first…
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…
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