The  week brought a mixe bag of news.

May 6: sluggish growth, high unemployment, and rising inflation are paving the way for stagflation (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6149); analysts realize that Africa’s well-being depends on the Nigerian and South African economic performance (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6162); Kenyan medics and para-medics go bac on strike (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6160) while the presidential election nears; Shell oil makes profits and plans massive investments in various countries including African ones (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6156); South African students want more teachers and the eradication of infrastructures built with asbestos (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6154);

May 7: President Mugabe claimed that Zimbabwe is most developed African country after South Africa, the data say otherwise (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6164);

May 9: South Sudanese people protest against worsening economic conditions and the civil war that is tearing the country apart ( http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Protests-against-war-and-economic-hardship-in-South-Sudan/2558-3918552-6srwc4z/index.html ), while terrorist attack kills six people in Mogadishu ( http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Car-bomb-attack-kills-six-in-Mogadishu/2558-3918866-2g1qmmz/index.html ) and Burundian refugees continue to flee their country and seek shelter in Rwanda (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Burundi-refugees-still-streaming-into-Rwanda-/2558-3911026-g3te6t/index.html). Furthermore, while Kenya was devastated by torrential rains and floods (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Floods-wreak-havoc-at-the-Kenya-coast/2558-3918392-2wwei2z/index.html), Nigeria’s President had to go back to the United Kingdom to take care of his health (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Buhari-returns-to-London-for-medical-care/2558-3918184-d8n4t0z/index.html );

May 10: in spite of a considerable amount of work to do, the Parliament of Zimbabwe is not terribly active (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6212); Nigeria is still struggling against a meningitis outbreak, a vaccine against ebola was tested in Guinea (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6214); people continue to di because of an unidentified disease in Liberia while Niger experience an outbreak of hepatitis (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6216) ; the Togolese President visits Zambia (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6223); Togolese politicians and commentators are not impressed by Macron’s victory (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6225);

May 11: Cameroonian soldiers were arrested in Chad (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6239) ; 16 Members of parliament left their respective parliamentary groups in Benin (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6241); there was a typhoid outbreak in Zambia (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6245) ; Mombasa (Kenya) was badly hurt by the floods (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6255) ; President Zuma visits Tanzania (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6257);

May 12: Kenyan customers take their money out of the banks in search of more profitable investments (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6270); a Mauritian bank is trying to buy a stake in Kenya’s Chase Bank (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6276), while Uganda’s Bank of Africa finally became profitable (http://www.africanpoliticsandpolicy.com/?p=6272);

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