18/02 Nigeria's main opposition on
Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari's threat to use soldiers
to deal with any attempts to tamper with voting material during
a delayed vote was a "direct call for jungle justice".. . .
16/02 Nigeria's presidential election
was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral
material and was not a result of external pressure, the chairman
of the electoral commission said on Saturday.. . .
15/02 Zimbabwe's inflation accelerated to a new 10-year high of 56.9 percent year-on-year in January, from 42.09 percent in December, propelled by increases in the price of basic goods and beer, the. . .
15/02 Uganda's economy is expected to grow 6.3 percent in the 2018/19 (Jul-Jun) fiscal year, slightly higher than the 2018 rate, helped by robust activity in sectors including manufacturing and construction, the. . .
12/02 Nigerians vote on Feb. 16 to choose a president to lead
Africa's biggest oil producing nation.
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11/02 Tanzania's economy is forecast to grow at 7.3 percent in 2019, from an estimated 7.2 percent last year, helped by public infrastructure investments and favourable weather, a central bank report said.. . .
07/02 The chairman of Libya's LIA
sovereign wealth fund, Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, was detained
on Wednesday for an investigation into alleged "corruption and
exploitation of (his) position," an official in the attorney
general's office said.. . .
01/02 Zambia has fired Pius Kasolo, the chief executive of state mining investment arm Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH), Mines Minister Richard Musukwa said on Friday, without giving a reason.. . .
31/01 Kenya's NIC will merge with the country's biggest privately owned bank, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), to create the third-biggest bank in the region, the chairman of NIC said on Thursday.. . .
23/01 Kenya's finance ministry has sought proposals from banks and firms to provide lead manager services for the issuance of a new Eurobond, it said on Wednesday, confirming an earlier source-based report. . .
18/01 Economic growth in Guinea-Bissau
slumped to 3.8 percent last year from an average of about 6
percent in the previous three years, due largely to a 25 percent
drop in cashew exports, the International. . .
17/01 Africa's anticipated healthy
annual economic growth of about 4 percent in coming years will
still be too slow to create enough jobs for its fast-expanding
labour force, a regional loan body said on Thursday.. . .
17/01 Sudan must implement radical
reforms or seek a bailout from friendly nations to pull its
economy out of the downward spiral that helped trigger the
nationwide protests now rocking the country, economists and
bankers say.. . .
17/01 Rail, bus and air traffic stopped
in Tunisia and street protests drew thousands on Thursday as the
huge UGTT union staged a one-day nationwide strike to challenge
the government's refusal to raise the salaries. . .
17/01 Zimbabwe's inflation hit a fresh 10-year high of 42.09 percent year-on-year in December, from 31.01 percent in November, driven by increases in the price of basic goods, the statistical agency Zimstats. . .
16/01 Tunisia's state-owned airline Tunisair expects major disruptions to its flights schedule on Thursday due to a planned nationwide strike and urged customers to change bookings, it said on Wednesday.. . .
03/01 Libya's oil exports have been
suspended as bad weather conditions forced the OPEC country to
shut all its export terminals, a local shipping agent and a
Libyan oil source told Reuters on Thursday.. . .
02/01 Nigeria's crude oil production rose to 2.09 million barrels a day in 2018 compared with 1.86 million bpd the year before, the state oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),. . .
28/12 Tanzania's government
plans to sell around 150,000 tonnes of surplus cashew nuts to
private buyers as factories will be unable to process all the
stock bought up by government from farmers, its agriculture
minister said.. . .
19/12 Nigeria's President Muhammadu
Buhari presented an 8.83 trillion naira ($28.80 billion) budget
for 2019 on Wednesday, laying out plans to drive growth to a
raucous parliament that highlighted divisions two months before
an election.. . .
19/12 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented a 8.83 trillion naira ($28.80 billion) budget for 2019 to parliament on Wednesday, and laid out a plan to drive growth two months before elections.. . .
16/12 China's pork prices are likely
to climb in 2019 due to tight supply caused by the further
spread of African swine fever, an official at the National
Development and Reform Commission said in remarks. . .
14/12 Nigeria's President Muhammadu
Buhari said the country's economy was in "bad shape", the
governor of a northwestern state told reporters on Friday after
a meeting with governors from across the country.. . .
13/12 The Nigerian telecoms regulator
said on Thursday that an $8.1 billion dispute between South
African telecoms group MTN and the Nigerian central
bank "is being resolved and very soon it will be over.". . .
11/12 Mining companies in Zambia may lay off more than 21,000 workers due to reduced capital expenditure over the next three years if the government introduces higher taxes in January, an industry. . .
10/12 Kenya's Consolidated Bank said on Monday it was seeking an investor, either foreign or local, to inject 3.5 billion Kenyan shillings ($34.21 million) as part of its balance sheet reorganisation.. . .
07/12 Ivory Coast has revoked the licences of two cocoa exporters which relinquished their contracts after they were denied bank financing, two sources at the country's cocoa marketing board CCC said on. . .
04/12 Zimbabwean doctors at public hospitals went on strike on Monday for the second time this year to demand better pay and conditions, a union official said, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. . .
02/12 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board has approved a new $172 million loan programme for Sierra Leone to help the West African country combat rising inflation and lacklustre economic growth.. . .
29/11 The World Bank expects Nigeria's economy to grow slightly less than 2 percent this year, largely driven by the non-oil industry and services sectors, as the approach of elections keeps foreign. . .
23/11 Kenya Power Co said on Friday it will be much tougher on chasing unpaid bills after its provisions for bad debts surged in the financial year through June, sending its full-year. . .
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