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Zambia sets mining royalties at 9% – presidency source

'We are reverting to the 2014 mining tax regime'.

Emerald centre in Zambia may boost supply by 30% – Gemfields

Many of Zambia’s emeralds end up on the illegal market and are smuggled out of the country.

Botswana-De Beers diamond firm to cap output

As demand for the precious stone wanes.

Zim seeks SA bank loans to help ease crunch

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is currently on his first state visit to South Africa in 21 years.

MTN said to start purchase of Nigeria’s Visafone

As the group seeks to expand in Nigeria - its largest market.

Mugabe defends majority ownership plan in foreign firms

Says investors must pay for exploiting Africa's mineral wealth.

Bulawayo to borrow from AfDB

For Bulawayo water upgrades.

Zimbabwe urged to seek ‘vibrant’ markets for elephant exports

To avoid having to cull the animals.

Zimbabwe inflation seen remaining below 0% in 2015

Due to tight liquidity and a weakening rand.

Russian industrial giant looks to Africa to boost exports

As sanctions drive Russian firms to hunt for new markets.

All eyes on Nigeria’s new president

The jury is out on his economic plans.

Lafarge sees beyond rival Dangote’s Zambia entry to Congo demand

Lafarge Zambia Plc will begin work on a $217m cement plant this year.

With Jonathan, Africa’s list of good losers gets longer

Humbly admitting the game is up has become a cause for pride.

Fitch cuts Nigeria’s credit-rating outlook to negative

On oil prices and rising political risks.

Nigeria vote runs into second day after glitches, killings

At least 15 killed in shootings on Saturday.



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