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Single market could be a game changer for Africa (or not)

The largest free trade bloc in the world will open up within months but faces a few challenges.

Zimbabwe to subsidise public transport as inflation jumps

The support will cost the government about $8m a month.

Zimbabwe scraps official parity for fuel imports

As it continues to experience a severe dollar shortage.

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

Three South Africans remain in hospital.

Getting the right institutions in place to run Africa’s cities efficiently

Urbanisation in many developing countries is not delivering the benefits of people and firms clustering together.

What to watch as Nigeria’s divisive central banker gets new term

Godwin Emefiele looks set to get a second term as Nigeria’s central bank governor.

Zimbabwe starts rolling power cuts, hitting mines, industry

Power cuts are said to last up to eight hours.

Farm assets owned by Zimbabwe’s ousted Mugabe go under hammer

Vehicles including bulldozers, tractors, pick-ups and heavy trucks are among the assets to be auctioned.

Zimbabwe warns of power cuts as dam levels fall, ageing plants stutter 

Low water levels are reducing electricity output from Zimbabwe's biggest hydro plant.

Southern African nations demand right to sell elephant ivory

Elephant poaching has surged since ivory trading was banned and ivory stockpiles continue to grow.

South Sudan says agrees oil exploration deal with South Africa

Countries will sign a production sharing agreement for an untapped exploration block in the East African country.

The elephant in the room: what to do when you have too many?

Botswana's government is seeking to loosen its approach to conservation and allow hunting.

Lesotho needs $14m to buy food for almost 500 000 people

Crop production and livestock products dropped as a result of drought in the region.

Lack of remains from Ethiopian 737 crash frustrates next of kin

The Ethiopian government says it would provide temporary death certificates, which could help with insurance and probate.

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