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Zim enforces usage of rand amid crippling cash shortages

May 04 2016 20:31

Zimbabwe is enforcing the usage of the South African rand and the euro to offset cash shortages that have arisen out of the massive adoption of the US dollar.


Growth falls to 15-year low in sub-Saharan Africa

May 03 2016 18:34

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa has dropped to its lowest level in 15 years due to the slump in commodity prices and severe drought, says the IMF.


Ivory Coast to privatise power, water monopolies

May 02 2016 15:24

Ivory Coast will break up its long-standing electricity and water monopolies to reduce prices amid growing public concern over price hikes, says President Alassane Ouattara.


Zanzibar's seaweed farmers in hot water

May 01 2016 14:00

Seaweed is one of Zanzibar's key exports, but now the vital industry is struggling with warmer waters killing the crops.


Senegal, Mauritania bet on oil and gas

May 01 2016 12:30

Two west African nations are forging ahead with potentially massive extraction projects others might fear to touch.


Kenya aims to complete $2.1bn pipeline by 2021

Apr 29 2016 19:23

Kenya will start a search for companies to design a crude oil export pipeline costing some $2.1bn and which should be completed by 2021.


Malawi leaves benchmark lending rate unchanged

Apr 29 2016 19:19

Malawi's central bank hs kept its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 27% in the midst of a severe drought that has ravaged its key agriculture sector.


Zimbabweans find comfort in shares as funds remain locked in banks

Apr 30 2016 07:58

Zimbabweans seem to have found comfort in listed shares amid challenges to withdraw cash from banks as well as sending money out as free funds.


Private equity exits in Africa reach 9-year high

Apr 28 2016 16:49

Private equity exits in Africa have reached a nine-year high in 2015, according to data from EY and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.


SA growth likely worst in sub-Sahara Africa - report

Apr 27 2016 14:22

South Africa's GDP growth this year is likely to be the worst performer in sub-Sahara Africa, according to a panel of experts.

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Ivory Coast wants to cut child labour in cocoa sector

Apr 27 2016 14:45

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," said Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.


More than R1.16trn leaves Africa illicitly - Mbeki

Apr 25 2016 19:11

The African continent is losing more than R1.16trn a year through illicit outflows, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

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