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Power crisis turns night into day for Zimbabwe’s firms and families

Factories, mines crippled by 18-hour power cuts.

Zimbabwe’s economy to contract in 2019 – finance minister  

Power cuts and droughts strangle economy.

Rwanda closes Congo border as Ebola claims third victim in Goma

Fears of Ebola outbreak spreading escalates.

Mozambique to fight for extradition of former finance minister over debt scandal

Manuel Chang has been in custody in SA since his arrest in December at the request of the US.

Zimbabwe tourism permanent secretary held over for corruption, ZBC says

Munesu Munodawafa has been arrested by the country’s anti-graft body for alleged abuse of office.

Africa must boost industrial capacity to benefit from free-trade zone – AfDB

It is hoped the 55-nation African Continental Free Trade Area will help unlock Africa's long-stymied economic potential.

Zimbabwe tourism minister detained by new anti-corruption agency

The anti-corruption commission did not provide reasons for detaining the minister.

Namibia plans to add 220 MW to electricity grid by 2023

As it seeks to lessen its dependence on imported power.

Zimbabwe central bank eases forex rules for fuel, chrome miners

Exceptions are being made for oil firms, chrome miners, embassies and international organisations.

Mozambique ex-finance minister paves way for charges at home

Manuel Chang's resignation means he is no longer immune from prosecution.

Nedbank’s billion-rand debt financing deal with Kenya’s Centum

The bank's financing pipeline in the rest of Africa has now grown beyond the R4.5bn mark.

Nigeria’s President Buhari submits list of cabinet nominees to Senate

Buhari submits 43 names for approval.

Kenya’s finance minister pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Kenya is also seeking to extradite Rotich's co-accused Paolo Porcelli, to face charges.

Ebola budget set to triple as international threat escalates

At least $324m is needed to respond to the Ebola crisis in the DRC, WHO says.

Zimbabwe’s Econet weighs drastic measures over ‘untenable’ power cuts  

Power cuts in Zimbabwe leaves Econet's operations unsustainable, company says.

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