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Saturday, December 5, 2020
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...
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 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...
A US proposal to remove Sudan from a list of states that sponsor terrorism – in exchange for a $330 million payment compensation to American victims of al-Qaida – has caused anger in the poverty-stricken east African country. Mike Pompeo, the US...
Amid trade tensions between the U.S., China and Europe, and the U.K.’s fraught departure from the European Union, African leaders are moving in the opposite direction to establish the world’s largest free-trade zone. Talks on driving forward the African...
As Republicans and Democrats in the United States attempt to outdo each other on who is tougher on China, it is becoming clear that Africa will be drawn into this contest. Africa has already been positioned as a space in...
Mali's opposition supporters have flooded into Bamako's central square to celebrate the military overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, which their leaders hailed as a "victory of the Malian people". Thousands on Friday gathered in the capital's Independence Square, the...
Rebel troops who have taken power in Mali have said "a transitional president" would be appointed who would be drawn from either civilian or military ranks. "We are going to set in place a transitional council, with a transitional president...
The United States Treasury Department announced on Tuesday lifting restrictions on Americans' financial dealings with Sudan. “US persons are no longer prohibited from engaging in transactions with respect to Sudan or the Government of Sudan that were previously prohibited by...