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Angola's poor crushed by oil price drop

May 20 2015 19:27

A dip in oil prices last year has increased hardship in Angola, one of the world's most unequal countries, stirring resentment towards President Eduardo dos Santos.


Africa: What next?

May 19 2015 07:38

Once touted as the new growth frontier, Africa's glittering investment opportunities seem to have faded as commodities lose their shine, says Malcom Sharara.


Thousands march against Ghana blackouts

May 18 2015 08:31

Thousands of Ghanaians have marched peacefully through parts of Accra to protest the government's failure to solve a three-year long electric power crisis.


Technology to narrow Africa’s energy gap - source

May 18 2015 19:04

Private investment and technological advances are key to boosting power generation in Africa where an estimated 600 million people lack access to electricity.


Interconnectivity vital for power security

May 17 2015 13:25

Transmission system interconnectivity and leveraging South Africa’s and other African natural resources is becoming an important requirement, says an expert.


Zim's pay gap above 4 000%

May 14 2015 19:14

A survey by one of Zimbabwe's leading employment consultant firms has shown that directors make at least 40 times more than their general hands.


Zim government set to take over $1.3b debt

May 14 2015 11:37

The Zimbabwean government is set to take over a $1.3bn debt from the the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe through the RBZ Debt assumption bill.


Uganda's 'oil rush' town stuck in the slow lane

May 10 2015 14:00

The discovery of oil in Lake Albert unleashed dreams of an economic windfall for Uganda's 38 million people, but development has proceeded at a snail's pace.


Africa's richest economy surviving on borrowed cash

May 09 2015 13:22

Nigeria's finance minister says the country is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices.


Congo copper and gold production jumps in Q1

May 10 2015 12:30

The Democratic Republic of Congo's central bank says copper and gold production have risen sharply in the first quarter of 2015.

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Zim asks West for cash for first time in a decade

May 08 2015 18:27

Zimbabwe has asked for financial support from the West for the first time in a decade at a meeting of Western diplomats and international lenders.


Shell agrees to start clean up of oil spill

May 03 2015 18:45

Shell has agreed with a Nigerian fishing community of in the Niger Delta to start the clean up of two devastating oil spills in 2008, say activists and locals.

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