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New year, old problems

In the past seven days 5 soldiers and 4 terrorists were killed in Nigeria; 6  soldiers and 19 terrorists were…

World Bank Projects Weak Growth of Economies in Sub-Saharan Region

“The World Bank has projected a weaker economic growth in sub Saharan African in 2020, pinning hopes on investor confidence…

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…

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