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Zambia finance minister targets IMF deal before August elections

5 Feb 2021 /  Matthew Hill and Taonga Clifford Mitimingi, Bloomberg  
That could underpin debt-restructuring talks with external creditors.

Rolls-Royce eyes Africa as new energy market with deals push

5 Feb 2021 /  Charlotte Ryan, Bloomberg  
After its main business building and maintaining wide-body jet engines was derailed by the coronavirus.

Zimbabwe to get 200 000 Covid-19 doses from China’s Sinopharm

5 Feb 2021 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters   1
'First phase of inoculation will see frontline workers, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions being prioritised.'

Zimbabwe, Zambia hydropower plant upgrade delayed by two years

4 Feb 2021 /  Desmond Kumbuka, Bloomberg   3
Because of technical challenges and supply disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Zambezi River Authority said.

Ethiopian opposition claims 52 000 dead in Northern conflict

3 Feb 2021 /  Simon Marks and Samuel Gebre, Bloomberg   
After federal forces move in to end a rebellion.

Biggest African data-center firm raises R2.5bn for new hub

2 Feb 2021 /  Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg   1
'We do see continued growth in South Africa and this will form a big part of our focus for the next two to three years,' said Erwin

Kenyan flower growers need freight for Valentine’s Day

2 Feb 2021 /  David Herbling, Bloomberg   
'We’re operating in an environment of low orders, low demand, low prices and increased costs.'

Ghana aims to get 17.6m doses of Covid-19 vaccine by June

1 Feb 2021 /  Christian Akorlie and Alessandra Prentice, Reuters  
'Our aim is to vaccinate the entire population, with an initial target of twenty million people,' Akufo-Addo said

World Bank commits $12bn for vaccinations in Africa

30 Jan 2021 /  Colleen Goko, Bloomberg   3
The cost of vaccinating 60% of Africa’s 1.3bn people would be between $10bn and $15bn.

More than 200 000 flee ‘apocalyptic’ conflict in Central African Republic

29 Jan 2021 /  Emma Farge, Reuters   2
Mineral-rich CAR has been in turmoil since 2013.

Kenya in first recession since at least 2000

28 Jan 2021 /  Helen Nyambura and David Herbling, Bloomberg  
As measures introduced by the East African state to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic continued to hurt output.

Stop hoarding Covid vaccines, Ramaphosa tells rich countries

26 Jan 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters   5
Saying the world needed to act together to fight the pandemic.

Zimbabwe, beset by soaring Covid-19 cases

25 Jan 2021 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters  
Gets vaccine offers from Russia, China.

Zimbabwe seeks to list company holding state mining assets

25 Jan 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   2
To raise cash to meet government obligations, the nation’s finance minister said.

Courage doesn’t mean you aren’t afraid

25 Jan 2021 /  Cathy Buckle   4
Inspiring words from an advocate recently incarcerated in Zimbabwe.
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