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Namibia’s trade deficit doubles to $740m in Q3 2015

12 Nov 2015 /  Reuters  
Consumer inflation quickens to 3.4% in October.

MTN finally provides some clarity to shareholders

10 Nov 2015 /  Patrick Cairns   6
Dabengwa resignation a 'step in the right direction'.

PPC’s Rwanda unit boosts production by 25%

9 Nov 2015 /  Saul Butera, Bloomberg  
To cater for increasing demand as growth accelerates.

FastJet says Africa expansion held back by protectionist states

2 Nov 2015 /  Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg  
“Liberalisation has to come within Africa”

Zimbabwe runs out of funds to contain outbreak of Foot and Mouth

30 Oct 2015 /  Chengetai Zvauya, Bloomberg  
Government veterinarians have so far vaccinated 410,000 cattle against FMD at a cost of about $2 per head.

India plays catch-up in Africa as China trade dominates

27 Oct 2015 /  Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg  
India’s biggest trading partners on the continent are Nigeria, South Africa and Angola.

Africa must allow currencies to fall to absorb shocks – IMF

27 Oct 2015 /  Xola Potelwa, Bloomberg  
'Monetary policy should only respond to second-round effects,' it says.

Is Grace Mugabe campaigning to become Zimbabwe’s next president?

23 Oct 2015 /  Mike Cohen and Chengetai Zvauya, Bloomberg  
Grace is building her brand as a serious contender to replace her 91- year-old husband.

Zim law caps bank shareholdings

19 Oct 2015 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Allows foreigners to control local units.

Africa’s poor grow by 100 m since 1990 – World Bank

16 Oct 2015 /  Ed Cropley, Reuters  
Surging population means proportion in poverty down; but actual figures up, 'resource curse' takes toll.

Private equity into sub-Saharan Africa grows to $12bn a year -ODI

13 Oct 2015 /  Karin Strohecker, Reuters  
But more needs to be done to make sure benefits are spread more widely.

Africa’s mobile telecoms growth to slow sharply in next 5 years – study

8 Oct 2015 /  Tiisetso Motsoeneng, Reuters  
Subscriber growth to slow to 6 pct 2015-2020.

No progress in governance across Africa since 2011 – Ibrahim survey

5 Oct 2015 /  Reuters  
Declining soundness of banks another important factor.

Zambia caused its water crisis – former vice president

30 Sep 2015 /  Matthew Hill, Bloomberg   1
By draining its biggest reservoir to generate power.

Diamond trafficking fuels CAR violence

30 Sep 2015 /  Ilya Gridneff and Jean-Louis Gondamoyen, Bloomberg  
Amnesty International says diamond trafficking is helping finance an on-going conflict.

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