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Africa’s value beyond the short-term growth fears

30 Nov 2015 /  Cavan Osborne   1
Growth is positive and sustainable

Africa to focus on China debt at Joburg summit as commodities slump

29 Nov 2015 /  James Macharia, Reuters  
China plans new loans to Africa despite slowing economy.

Zimbabwe’s economy seen growing in 2016

26 Nov 2015 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Almost all the sectors are expected to register reasonable growth - finance minister.

Actis invests $62m in Nigerian pension manager Sigma

26 Nov 2015 /  Reuters  
Pension assets in Nigeria constitute only around 5% of GDP.

Zanu-PF said to be split over ties to international lenders

25 Nov 2015 /  Bloomberg News  
The old guard wants better relations with the IMF; younger leaders see better ties with the west as a threat.

World Bank sets $16bn plan for African climate campaign

24 Nov 2015 /  Anna Hirtenstein and Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg  
Among other things, the plan aims to build more renewable energy and early warning systems.

Mozambique’s currency hits record low

24 Nov 2015 /  Tom Bowker, Paul Wallace and Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg  
Talks to restructure $850 million ‘tuna’ bond rattle the country.

Nigeria central bank cuts interest rates

24 Nov 2015 /  Julia Payne and Camillus Eboh, Reuters  
For first time in six years.

Boy dies of Ebola in Liberia, first such fatality in months

24 Nov 2015 /  Reuters  
World Health Organisation (WHO) has twice declared the West African nation to be Ebola-free.

El Nino floods could displace 100 000 in Ethiopia – UN

23 Nov 2015 /  Aaron Maasho, Reuters  
Aid agencies say Ethiopia needs $600m.

Gunmen attack luxury hotel in Mali capital

UPDATE
20 Nov 2015 /  Tiemoko Diallo, Reuters  
Eight people freed after group takes 170 hostage.

Nigeria stands by $5.2bn fine for MTN

16 Nov 2015 /  Reuters   2
Operator has been in talks with high-ranking officials for the past two weeks in a bid to reduce the fine.

Africa’s richest man resigns from Dangote Flour

16 Nov 2015 /  Reuters   1
As Tiger Brands cuts funding.

Fed suspense grips Africa central banks in final policy move

16 Nov 2015 /  Rene Vollgraaff, David Malingha Doya and Moses Mozart Dzawu, Bloomberg  
Many countries expected to keep policy unchanged in anticipation of the Fed's move.

Minigrids seen as answer for 620m Africans without power

16 Nov 2015 /  Anna Hirtenstein, Bloomberg  
Minigrids distribute power to villages instead of whole nations.
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