‘Aggressive action’ needed as Africa coronavirus cases pass 1m

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It says South Africa - where testing has been widespread - accounts for more than half of all...

World Bank suspends ‘Doing Business’ rankings after fraud

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“A number of irregularities have been reported regarding changes to the data in the Doing Business 2018 and...

South Africa ends ban on cigarettes, but smuggling may stay

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Cigarette smuggling boomed in South Africa during its nearly five-month ban on legal sales as part of anti-COVID-19...

Ivory Coast opposition leaders file presidential candidacies

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Two main opposition leaders in Ivory Coast, who pose the strongest threat to incumbent President Alassane Ouattara, have...

Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption crusade could backfire at NEC gathering

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Months before 2020 was derailed by a State of National Disaster, the ANC had planned for its national...

Nigeria should brace for ‘its worst recession in four decades’

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As expected, one of Africa’s biggest economies took a big hit, recording the steepest contraction in more than...