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A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso ahead of the city's hosting of Africa's top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent continue to disappear.
The Egyptian pound has strengthened against the US dollar, regaining ground after record lows which followed the central bank's decision to float the currency in November.
A former head of Nigeria's state-run oil company is under investigation after almost $10m in cash was found at a property he owns.
The IMF expects Egypt’s inflation, which surged to almost 30% in January, to ease once the impact of measures including the floating of the currency wears off.
Foreign direct investment in Ethiopia has dropped by a fifth in the first half of the country’s fiscal year after violent anti-government protests in which foreign-owned businesses were targeted.
The fall armyworm has a potential to cause a serious food security problem in sub-Saharan Africa, says an expert at emergency UN talks in Harare.
Newly formed investment company Arise has recently made two investments into Africa's banking sector, one in Ghana and one in Uganda.
With discontent mounting and Nigeria seeking to raise international debt, lenders and investors are waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari to announce a plan.
Rising commodity prices will allow a continuation of policy decisions that will only prolong long-term economic stagnation in Zimbabwe, says a report by a research house.
Farmers in Zimbabwe, emerging from the worst drought in two decades, are threatened with a second year of losses as heavy rains damage corn and tobacco crops.
Ghana’s three-week-old government has said it found a $1.6bn hole in the budget, a disclosure that sent its bonds tumbling.
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Obama’s farewell speeches present a cautionary tale of how South Africa could be going.
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A growing crisis in SA's education sector could portend a grim future for the country.
There may be others who have not yet been identified, have a lot to lose and need to hide.
Market sentiment may be driven by politicians and not central banks' monetary policies.
While Eskom’s battle with proponents of renewable energy continues, stakeholder the Industrial Development Corporation will be looking at other opportunities in the energy sector.
The bulk of Africa’s energy capacity will be renewables, research by McKinsey & Co shows.
South African online spending was set to continue growing in strong double digits this year and next year, Efi Dahan, PayPal’s regional director for Israel and Africa, said this week.
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