Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Ivory Coast sold 1.7 billion euros ($2.1 billion) of bonds Thursday in the biggest issuance in the common currency from an African government, according to a person familiar with the matter. The West African nation’s amortizing deal was equally split...
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...
As Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day on May 29, the presidency has reeled out what the Muhammadu Buhari administration has achieved in the last three years it has been in power. Mr Buhari was elected into office under the platform of...
Sub-Saharan African countries could increase tax revenue by an average of 5 percent of gross domestic product -- much more than what they receive in international aid -- if they reform their tax policies, the International Monetary Fund said. Key steps would...
Accra, Jan. 8, GNA - There are many ways to measure development in a region, a country or even a continent. Freedom, prosperity, health and stability are all pillars of progress, and opportunity is the foundation. But this week...
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...
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...
JOHANNESBURG – Absa Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) yesterday said that it planned to expand its agriculture loan book to countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, due to good long-term growth prospects in the rest of...
Foreign investors piled into South African government bonds ahead of a scheduled review of the country’s debt ratings by Moody’s Investors Service on Friday. Non residents were net buyers of 4.3 billion rand ($269 million) of debt on Thursday,...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has posited that the story of Africa’s hitherto inability to develop is primarily the story of bad governance and our damaging colonial heritage. Speaking at a high level Africa round-table meeting on the UN Sustainable...
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