Saturday, September 21, 2019
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed setting up a sovereign wealth fund to help boost economic growth, and his ruling African National Congress (ANC) backs the plan, two senior party officials said on Tuesday. Ramaphosa, who replaced scandal-plagued Jacob...
Nigeria plans to issue identity numbers to 70 million citizens by the end of next year, a first step to bringing them into the country’s payments system. The West African nation, which currently holds centralized data for less than 15...
The Harare-Beitbridge road dualization project in Zimbabwe is at risk of being cancelled if contractors do not start work within the coming few weeks; amid indications that there are new senior government officials that are pushing for the collapse...
Namibia’s ruling SWAPO party elected Hage Geingob as its president at the weekend, the party said on Monday. He has previously been its acting president. Geingob, president of Namibia since 2015 but acting president of the ruling party, won 574...
In a bid to encourage cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption in Egypt, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) announced that it has joined the R3 Blockchain Consortium on April 22, 2018. R3 is a software enterprise firm that is working closely with...
Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed on joint construction of a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali, a move which will facilitate movement of goods between the two countries. The agreement was reached following a meeting between...
South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption from the US Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duties. Monday, 30 April, US President Donald Trump signed proclamations granting permanent country-exemptions to a select number of countries and extended...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Friday it will only start lending to Zimbabwe once it clears its arrears to other multilateral creditors which include the World Bank and the African Development Bank. It however, called for concerted international effort...
The African Continental Free Trade Area's (AfCFTA) potential as a tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development was highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa. The four-day event...
DAKAR (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said it is resuming loan disbursements to Chad after the Central African oil producer reached an agreement in principal to restructure its more than $1 billion debt to Glencore (GLEN.L) and four...
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