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WATCH: As Nigerians go to vote, sluggish economy a key consideration

Feb 13 2019 20:33

When Nigerians vote in a presidential election on Saturday, the country's economic future is likely to play an important role in the candidate they choose.

Africa

WATCH: The race for Nigeria's presidency heats up

Feb 12 2019 00:46

Current President Muhammadu Buhari and his rival Atiku Abukar are set to battle it out for the top spot in Africa's most populous country on February 16.

Economy

Rare success story: Zimbabwe's only commuter train is packed

Feb 10 2019 13:52

Chugging through townships, maize fields and scrubland as the sun rises, Zimbabwe's only commuter train is cheap and reliable -- two qualities that its passengers cherish in a downwards-spiralling economy.

Economy

Zim should adopt rand as currency – former finance minister

Feb 08 2019 20:46

Zimbabwe should adopt South Africa’s rand as its currency, one of a series of fundamental reforms needed to restore economic stability in the country, former Finance Minister Tendai Biti said.

Africa

Zim biggest gold miner suspends operations as central bank fails to pay up

Feb 08 2019 14:41

Zimbabwe's listed gold miner, RioZim, has suspended operations for the second time in four months, amid failure by the country's central bank to pay for a delivery to its gold buying unit.

Economy

Nigeria set to overtake SA as largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa - economist

Feb 02 2019 10:00

Nigeria is poised to overtake SA and become the largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa in the 2018/19 production season, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Economy

RMB report looks at big hurdle to business in Africa

Jan 30 2019 22:45

The lack of efficient infrastructure is one of the highest hurdles to business in Africa, according to RMB's Where to Invest in Africa.

Africa

Zimbabwe to allow dollar trading to ease currency squeeze

Jan 29 2019 08:29

Zimbabwe says it will allow companies and individuals to trade dollars electronically, as it looks to ease a crippling scarcity of foreign exchange that’s sent the economy into meltdown.

Africa

Zimbabwe's boiling pot: 'What have we been liberated from?'

Jan 27 2019 15:18

In four decades of independence, Zimbabwe’s rulers have been able to deploy the security forces to crush protests even as the southern African nation sank deeper into economic crisis.

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Zimbabwe: 'Mnangagwa promised change; nothing has changed'

Jan 24 2019 21:20

The Zimbabwean military’s move to end Robert Mugabe’s almost four-decade reign in 2017 sent jubilant crowds pouring into the streets of the capital hoping for better times. In the ensuing months, those dreams have been dashed.

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