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UN urgently seeks $4bn aid to avert famine for 20 million in Africa, Yemen

22 Feb 2017 /  Reuters
Citing armed conflicts and climate change as part of the reasons for the food emergency.
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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to stand for 2018 election

19 Feb 2017 /  Reuters
Says party, people see no replacement for him.
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A new financial player in Africa

17 Feb 2017 /  Sasha Planting
Arise will invest in the financial services sector.
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Zimbabwe banks still facing serious shortages of cash

16 Feb 2017 /  Reuters
Banks only have enough cash in offshore accounts to finance about two weeks' worth of the country's imports.

Mozambique, SA brace for cyclone during peak maize season

14 Feb 2017 /  Ed Stoddard, Reuters
Heavy rains to also affect sugar-growing areas in SA.

More than 700 protest against government in Nigerian capital

10 Feb 2017 /  Reuters
In a sign of mounting public anger in the oil producer grappling with recession.

Land rights key to fixing Africa’s crowded, costly cities – World Bank

10 Feb 2017 /  Reuters
Africa's urban population will double over the next 25 years, reaching 1 billion people by 2040.
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‘Death spiral’ looms for Zimbabwe economy as cash runs out

7 Feb 2017 /  Brian Latham and Mike Cohen, Bloomberg
Cash shortage leaves account holders unable to access funds.

Nigeria’s leader seeks extended medical leave

5 Feb 2017 /  Reuters
Fanning ill health rumours.

Africa Merchant Capital taps trade finance opportunity

3 Feb 2017 /  Ryk van Niekerk
The lowest bank risk that we have in our book is BBB - AMC founder and former Springbok prop, Cobus Visagie.

Zimbabwe introduces new ‘bond note’ as cash shortages bite

3 Feb 2017 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters
Reserve bank releases the $5 note to banks.

African leaders cautiously back strategy to quit global court

1 Feb 2017 /  Aaron Maasho, Reuters
But with unspecified reservations.

African states consider mass withdrawal from war crimes court

29 Jan 2017 /  Reuters
Three African countries already plan to quit ICC.

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe offers workers land instead of bonuses

26 Jan 2017 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters
Unions say offer is madness.

Time for SA to tune into Africa’s views on its role

26 Jan 2017 /  Maxi Schoeman, Asnake Kefale and Chris Alden
Growing lack of trust in SA’s bona fides.... SA's BRICS and G20 memberships seem to little benefit the rest of Africa.

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