Economy

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…
Jul 26, 2018
Fake news is on the upsurge as Zimbabwe gears up for its watershed elections on 30 July. Mobile internet and social media have become vehicles for spreading a mix of…
Jul 26, 2018
The chairman/chief executive officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has called on federal government of Nigeria to adopt Ethiopia's mass housing model in a bid to address the over…
Jul 23, 2018
Eskom suffered a net loss of R2.3bn in 2018, compared with a R0.9bn profit the previous year, the state-owned power producer revealed at its financial results presentation on Monday.  …
Jul 23, 2018
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF hope a credible victory in the July 30 election will legitimise the power (both party and state) they gained from the “soft…
Jul 22, 2018
China’s President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals…
Jul 20, 2018
The end of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea has been met with relief in the region as well as globally. But what does it mean for Eritrea, which has been…
Jul 19, 2018
Roses and champagne have been given to passengers on the first commercial flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years. Ethiopian Airlines said its "bird of peace" flew to Eritrea,…
Jul 18, 2018
The Tanzania Mining Commission (TMC) appointed recently by President John Magufuli has uncovered rampant smuggling of the tanzanite gemstone from the Merelani mines despite the construction of a protective wall…
Jul 17, 2018
South Africa’s economy was built on the mining industry. But the sector has been in decline for decades. Mining contributed R312 billion, or 6.8%, to South Africa’s GDP and 464…
Jul 11, 2018
This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that thronged the normally quiet streets of Eritrea’s capital, Asmara,…

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