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Zimbabwean manufacturers bemoan cash crunch

Jan 11 2017 18:13

Zimbabwean manufacturers want a speedy resolution to the payment backlogs and the costing structure of the business environment that has crippled companies and businesses.


Low growth, politics pose risk to sub-Saharan countries - Moody's

Jan 10 2017 10:00

Rating agency Moody’s says liquidity stress, low growth and political risk are contributing to the negative outlook placed on sub-Saharan African countries.


Recession flatlines Lagos swank property projects

Jan 09 2017 12:46

Lagos is suffering a hangover from a construction binge as Nigeria wrestles to overcome a damaging recession.


Zim bourse shines despite economic turmoil

Dec 30 2016 15:22

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange has ended 2016 25.84% stronger, a year that most analysts had predicted a double digit negative close.


Zambia drafts in air force to combat pests

Dec 30 2016 11:26

Zambia has ordered the national air force into action to fight a plague of pests that has invaded maize crops and threatens vital food supplies.


Barry Wood: Is 2017 meltdown year for Zimbabwe, as it blunders towards disaster?

Dec 20 2016 17:00

From afar, it’s hard to imagine Zimbabwe getting much worse before it gets better. But speak to Zimbabweans and they will tell you that the picture is grim on the ground.


Mozambique cuts power supplies to Eskom

Dec 20 2016 14:38

Eskom is receiving 900 megawatts of power from a hydropower dam in Mozambique out of a possible 1 300 megawatts because of a fault at one of the turbines.


Congolese cocoa waits for peace to pursue sweet future

Dec 18 2016 13:05

The insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo is hindering the potential for cocoa cultivation to open a way for an agricultural middle class to emerge.



Ethiopia inaugurates dam to double energy output

Dec 18 2016 11:00

Ethiopia has inaugurated a hydroelectric dam that aims to double the country's electricity output, but which critics say is a threat to locals and a UNESCO-listed lake in Kenya.


Zimbabwe eyes mining land owned by big firms

Dec 16 2016 16:56

Zimbabwe is pushing through a new mining legislation that will push large mining companies to compulsorily release excess mining ground, officials say.

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