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Sunday, April 11, 2021
The Zimbabwe government has announced that it will offer land back to two categories of farmers who were dispossessed under land reform. As is the case with all things land, the announcement was met with outrage. “Mugabe turning in his grave,”...
A lobby group representing oil and chemical companies, including Shell, Exxon, Total, DuPont and Dow, has been pushing the Trump administration during the pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastic and chemical industry across Africa. Documents...
The Ghanaian government is preparing for the reopening of international travel from tomorrow, September 1st. Following five months of closure, President Akufo-Addo is now confident that the coronavirus is under control and that it is safe to reopen Ghana’s...
Nigeria’s current foreign exchange pressure that is likely to gain momentum in 2021 as the economy and imports recover will trigger a future adjustment of the nation’s currency to N430/$ next year, Bank of Africa analysts Rukayat Yusuf and...
The headlines, especially in the Western press, suggest that Africa is back again in the news for the wrong reasons.  Misery has really never been too far away, but in the last few years, foreign journalists looking for stories of...
“A number of irregularities have been reported regarding changes to the data in the Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020 reports,” the global institution said in a statement on August 27. The institution said it had informed the authorities of the...
Cigarette smuggling boomed in South Africa during its nearly five-month ban on legal sales as part of anti-COVID-19 measures, and even though legal sales are once again permitted, many in the tobacco industry think the illegal trade will continue. South...
As expected, one of Africa’s biggest economies took a big hit, recording the steepest contraction in more than nine years, at -6.10% year-on-year (YoY). Some analysts were quick to call this a recession – generally defined as two quarters of consecutive...
The release of Minbos Resources’ (ASX: MNB) Scoping Study demonstrates that this company could achieve robust returns in the near future, as it looks to its goal of building a nutrient supply and distribution business that stimulates agricultural production...
“Due to the decline in the price of crude oil in the first quarter (Q1) 2020, aggregate export earnings declined by 14.9% and 12% to $13.39bn, compared with $15.74bn and $15.22bn in Q4 2019 and 2019 Q1 respectively,” according...