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Russian plan to dig biggest Zimbabwe platinum mine clears hurdle

23 Sep 2020 /  Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg  
When complete it is expected to produce 860,000 ounces of platinum group metals and gold a year.

Zimbabwe to gradually re-open schools from October 26

23 Sep 2020 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Ending a break of seven months that was precipitated by the coronavirus outbreak.

Africa trade pact negotiators to fast-track e-commerce talks

21 Sep 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo  
Discussions are expected to begin early next year.

Zim teachers earning $1 a day refuse to return to work

21 Sep 2020 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg   2
Teachers Association wants members to be paid $520 plus sector-specific allowances.

Millions of African children rely on TV education during pandemic

20 Sep 2020 /  Nazanine Moshiri, Reuters  
For many online is not an option.

Africa may need $200bn a year for climate by 2070

16 Sep 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo   4
The continent most vulnerable to environmental shifts will require the annual funding for early-warning systems and climate-resilient infrastructure

African central banks may say they’ve done what they can for now

16 Sep 2020 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg  
Only SA and Kenya's MPC may consider lowering key rates.

Zimbabwe CPI slows to 761.02% year-on-year in August

15 Sep 2020 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters   2
On a monthly basis, prices increased by 8.44% compared to 35.53% in July.

Nigeria to regulate crypto-currencies

15 Sep 2020 /  Emele Onu, Bloomberg   1
To provide protection for investors and to ensure that transactions are transparent.

The red Msasa trees and the crisis that isn’t a crisis

14 Sep 2020 /  Cathy Buckle   6
Our government keeps saying 'Crisis? What crisis?'

After two decades of rot, Zimbabwe is coming apart at the seams

14 Sep 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin, Ray Ndlovu and Brian Latham, Bloomberg    14
The African country is experiencing an ever-deepening crisis.

Young people living on Harare’s streets provide glimpses into life under Covid-19 lockdown

12 Sep 2020 /  Lorraine van Blerk, Janine Hunter and Wayne Shand   13
Their lives, even in 'normal' times, are marked by ongoing hardship and tenacity.

Severe floods hit 760 000 people in West and Central Africa

11 Sep 2020 /  Boureima Balima, Reuters  
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Congo Republic and Senegal are among those worst-hit.

Zimbabwe to resume flights from Thursday in boost to tourism

9 Sep 2020 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Travellers will be required to have Covid-19 clearance certificates, the government said.

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