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The US is punishing Rwanda for rejecting our old jeans and T-shirts. It’s a...

RWANDANS would like to wean themselves from American hand-me-downs,...

Good infrastructure governance is key to unlocking Africa’s potential

Africa’s first roundtable on infrastructure governance took place in...

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Moody’s: Chinese lending to sub-Saharan Africa can support growth, but brings...

CHINA’S increased lending to governments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the potential to support economic growth, but also amplifies credit risks for countries with...

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Moody’s: Chinese lending to sub-Saharan Africa can support growth, but brings risks

CHINA’S increased lending to governments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the potential to support economic...

Investment climate strengthens as Africa’s growth revives

AFRICA’S investment environment for both businesses and financial investors is now reviving, with a continuing...

African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

AFRICA has sustained gains in domestic resource mobilisation made since 2000, as tax revenues remained...

FDI into Africa rises, and Morocco joins South Africa as leading recipients

FOREIGN (FDI) was up across the continent last year, with South Africa as the leading...

Ramaphosa says SA gets $20bn of investment pledges at conference

INVESTMENT commitments of  nearly $20bn into the South African economy were made at an investment...

United States promotes Ghanaian trade and diversified economic growth

THE US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), provided an opportunity for...

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Human Rights Watch denounces Angola’s expulsion of 400,000 Congolese

A global rights watchdog has called on Angola to halt mass deportations after more than 400,000 migrants, mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo...

Fake medicines kill tens of thousands of Africans each year

WHEN Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his...

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Politics

Gabon court amends constitution to accommodate Bongo’s absence

GABON’s top court has intervened in a crisis surrounding hospitalised President Ali Bongo, declaring to a storm of criticism that it had modified the constitution...

Ethiopia’s new president joins Africa’s powerful women

ETHIOPIA’S  new President, Sahle-Work Zewde has joined the ranks of African women that are making history as pioneers and leaders in male-dominated spheres like...

We are winning war on corruption: Ramaphosa briefs diplomats

SOUTH Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has charged the country’s diplomats to lead the push for attracting investment into the economy, adding that government is...

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

ONE of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa Major General Trust Magoba...

Leader accused of scoring own goal after claiming victory

CAMEROON’S interior minister, Paul Atanga Nji, warned on Tuesday that ‘scoring a goal’ is not ‘winning the match’ after an opposition leader used a...

Tanzania’s Magufuli skipped UN Gen. Assembly to save cash

TANZANIA’S President, John Magufuli has explained that he did not go to New York for the UN General Assembly (UNGA), in order to save...

Three things DRC’s Joseph Kabila told delegates at United Nations

OUTGOING President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila reassured world leaders of his commitment to conduct credible elections in December. Kabila was...

S. Africa’s ex-president Mbeki accuses ANC of ‘racist’ land reforms

THERE have been mixed reactions to former South African president Thabo Mbeki’s criticism of the ruling Africa National Congress’ (ANC) plans to amend the...

Political influence and patronage in the ‘New Angola’

THE new government in Angola has made transparency and economic reform its much vaunted manifesto, which is buying it goodwill among international investors and...

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