Economy

Jul 15, 2019
It’s been almost a year since the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture in South Africa began to hear testimony. Also known as the Zondo Commission, it is…
Jul 12, 2019
Government is calling for partnerships between local and foreign investors to set up generic drug manufacturing plants to improve drugs availability and create jobs. Further, Government believes such investments will…
Jul 11, 2019
The tenth edition of Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, released on African Anti-Corruption Day by Transparency International in partnership with Afrobarometer, reveals that more than half of all citizens surveyed in 35 African countries think corruption is…
Jul 06, 2019
South Africa is one of the 10 most heavily taxed countries in the world (tax-to-GDP ratio), according to the a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Personal taxes have…
Jul 05, 2019
Eleven people were killed in an attack last week by an Islamist militant armed group in northern Mozambique near its border with Tanzania, Mozambican police said on Wednesday. Several of…
Jun 28, 2019
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) has threatened government with mass action should it fail to dollarise the economy and pay workers in United States dollars. Addressing a press…
Jun 25, 2019
Tobacco companies are zeroing in on one of the last global markets still ripe for exploitation: the African continent. Much of the tobacco leaf and some of the manufactured cigarettes…
Jun 22, 2019
Ghana’s economy grew 6.7 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2019 compared to 5.4 per cent in the same period last year, the Ghana Statistical Service said…
Jun 20, 2019
Kenya’s Treasury Secretary has tabled a budget that is aimed at addressing five challenges. These are the creation of an enabling environment for businesses, the prudence and efficiency of government…
Jun 17, 2019
The Chairman of the Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA), Dr Prosper Ladislas Agbesi, has called on the leadership of the ECOWAS Sub-region and the international community to step…
Jun 16, 2019
On Monday, June 10, Rwanda announced that it would reopen its border with Uganda to cargo trucks for 12 days. The border crossing at Katuna (Gatuna in Rwanda) has been…
Jun 13, 2019
Sudanese security forces violently removed a protest camp in the capital, Khartoum, on June 3. In addition to brutally beating the pro-democracy protesters, government troops also fired on the demonstrators.…
Jun 08, 2019
Zimbabwe and the European Union began political talks aimed at turning the page on hostile relations during Robert Mugabe’s rule, a step that could enable a resumption of direct financial…
Jun 01, 2019
The Plastics Carrier Bags Regulations 2019 that prevent import, export, manufacturing, sale, storage, supply, and use of plastic carrier bags regardless of their thickness takes effect in Tanzania Mainland today,…
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