‘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 cases. Tanzania's lack of data meanwhile is a...

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 Doing Business 2020 reports,” the global...

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 measures, and even though legal sales...

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 filed their names to become official...

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 general council (NGC) – the most...

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 nine years, at -6.10% year-on-year (YoY). Some analysts...