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Africa’s rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk, says Gates

'Population growth in Africa is a challenge.'

Botswana’s structural reforms key to recovery – IMF

Latest review comes on the back of a mixed 2017, which saw real GDP growth drop to 2.4%.

China, Ethiopia – it’s complicated …

Ethiopia is a leading investment destination in Africa, particularly for China.

VW lives the vision for a pan-African auto industry

It's the only way for the SA motor industry to thrive, says VWSA's Schaefer.

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency

Thousands have been affected by the disease.

Ghana hires McKinsey to boost tax take after $367m gap

Management consultancy to change revenue agency’s systems.

Rebels ambush South African peacekeepers in Congo Ebola zone

The peacekeepers' patrol was attacked in the town of Ngadi by militants believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces.

China’s Xi offers another $60bn to Africa, but says no to ‘vanity’ projects

China's Xi Jinping says firms must be aware of social responsibility.

Nigerian economic growth slows as oil production slumps

Nigeria’s economy is struggling to recover from its first contraction in a quarter century in 2016, when the price and output of oil fell the most in decades.

Zimbabwe’s president takes oath amid US censure over vote

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn-in as Zimbabwe's new president.

Top Zimbabwe court confirms Mnangagwa’s presidential election victory

The court says opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa failed to prove allegations of fraud.

Congo approves more experimental Ebola treatments as cases rise

The total number of deaths is sitting at 59, while confirmed cases are at 75 since last month.

Government departments, state security cluster frustrate state capture inquiry 

The inquiry complains of delays in receiving security clearance despite asking President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene. Jacob Zuma and Ajay Gupta have their say.

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can’t reach no-go areas

At least 1 500 people have been potentially exposed to the Ebola virus in the DRC.

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