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Tanzania’s economic growth accellerates

“According to A Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics report released recently, the fast growth of the gross domestic product in…

AfDB Shareholders Approve Landmark $115 Billion Capital Boost

“The shareholders of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved $115 billion capital injection that will see the pan-African lender…

Zimbabwe’s economy is shrinking

“Zimbabwe’s gross domestic product (GDP) is seen contracting by as much as 10% by the end of the 2019 financial…

South Africa’ s unemployment rate hits record levels

The unemployment rate in South Africa has reached 29.1 per cent. It is the highest value in 11 years. source:…

Lafarge Africa Reports 173% profit

“Lafarge Africa Plc, a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, a regional dealer in building materials, on Monday announced over 173 per cent…

African Development at Risk

In 2018 Abel Kinyondo, Zim Nwokora and I co-authored a paper entitled ‘Development in Africa’ which was eventually published by…

Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion a Year

“The World Health Organisation has launched a new report titled “A Heavy Burden – An Indirect Course of Illness in Africa” at…

Tanzania: Tourism Tops Tanzania Foreign Exchange Receipts in 2018

“Tourism sector was the main contributor of foreign exchange receipts by the country in the year to December 2018, a…

Things are turning for the better

After a 12-month downward slide JPMorgan’s Africa Equity Fund is going up. It’s a very very good sign https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/JPMAACU:LX You may…

Economic growth in Kenya: guessing it right!

As we reported last year, Kenya’s Central Bank, Kenya’s Treasury and the World Bank made various predictions as to how…

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