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Malawi’s Chakwera pledges graft clampdown in subdued inauguration amid virus

6 Jul 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters   1
'Before we can begin to rebuild, we must clear the rubble of corruption.'

For Zimbabwe investors, stock exchange closing is the last straw

6 Jul 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin, Brian Latham and Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg    17
'I’m locked out and I’m not sure how this is legal.'

Africa’s biggest investment takes shape under Islamist threat

5 Jul 2020 /  Borges Nhamire and Matthew Hill, Bloomberg    1
The obstacles facing a project that’s expected to transform Mozambique are huge.

Can I pay for your shopping?

5 Jul 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   16
'Life is so hard for all of us; who knows, tomorrow you may be able to help me.'

Old Mutual’s share price is key focus in Zimbabwe’s currency war

2 Jul 2020 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg    1
Old Mutual's Zimbabwe stock rallies as a hedge against currency.

As Zimbabwe’s economy crumbles, Mugabe’s successor courts unrest

26 Jun 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin, Ray Ndlovu and Brian Latham, Bloomberg    14
Emmerson Mnangagw is in trouble.

All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity – WHO chief

24 Jun 2020 /  Giulia Paravicini, Reuters   1
Warns pandemic is accelerating.

Nigeria central bank to work to unify FX rates across markets

24 Jun 2020 /  Chijioke Ohuocha, Reuters  
Band between the official rate and the over-the-counter spot rate has been narrowing - bank.

African trade deal to push ahead even if another virus-wave hits

24 Jun 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo and Manus Cranny, Bloomberg  
Nigeria has yet to ratify the deal.

SA to start coronavirus vaccine trial on Wednesday

23 Jun 2020 /  Pauline Bax, Bloomberg   2
First Covid-19 vaccine trial in Africa will include HIV patients.

Zambia approves Covid-19 economic stimulus package

23 Jun 2020 /  Chris Mfula, Reuters  
Of 8 billion kwacha.

Uganda gets $256.54m in World Bank aid for refugees

21 Jun 2020 /  Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg   
Country is Africa’s largest refugee-hosting country.

Another African nation’s thirst takes mountain villagers’ land

21 Jun 2020 /  Mathabiso Ralengau and Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg    10
Multibillion-dollar project to funnel water north of Lesotho is a bid to ward off a looming crisis in South Africa.

Zimbabwean health minister bailed as deal for virus kit probed

20 Jun 2020 /  Godfrey Marawanyika and Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg    4
Obadiah Moyo charged with criminal abuse of office over the unlawful procurement of $75m worth of medical equipment.

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