Zimbabwe: Latest News
Makula Dunbar, 4:01 pm
President Robert Mugabe’s campaign opponent Morgan Tsvangirai has asked that officials look into the validity of votes cast in Wednesday’s election. France 24 recapped opposition opinions and pre-election events
Dana Sanchez, 12:26 pm
Despite political instability, the steady improvement of Zimbabwe’s economy over the past few years has provided commercial property opportunities for South Africans.
Dana Sanchez, 2:42 pm
Hopeful that neighboring Zimbabwe can pull off a peaceful election July 31, South Africa is keen to avoid a repeat of hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding its borders after violence in the last Zimbabwe election of 2008, according to a ChicagoTribune report. South Africa landed up with an expensive humanitarian crisis, but has since helped […]
Dana Sanchez, 2:29 pm
It is clear that there are people who want to do business with and in Zimbabwe, but they are waiting for stability and certainty, an economic analyst said in advance of the country’s July 31 elections.
Dana Sanchez, 2:34 pm
South Africa’s Absa Group has purchased London-based Barclays’ African business for $1.83 billion to create the continent’s largest retail bank by branch networks and customers, according to a report in BusinessDayLive. Barclays is Britain’s second-biggest lender by assets, and has been in talks with South Africa’s Absa for seven years to combine their African units, Bloomberg.com reported in August. Barclays, based […]
Steven J. Smith, 9:00 am
The African Leadership Academy’s goal is to ensure that every graduate attains the skills necessary to succeed as a leader on the continent. A full 85 percent of students come from disadvantaged backgrounds around Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 2:58 pm
Deforestation in South Central Africa threatens ecosystems and livelihoods, but scientists say the damage is reversible if Africans use sustainable fuel instead of charcoal and stop burning forests to support agriculture and livestock, according to a ScienceWorld report. Trees store carbon in their stems and branches, which helps reduce harmful carbon dioxide gas in the […]
Dana Sanchez, 11:31 am
Zimbabwe’s excessive dependence on foreign capital is deeply ironic given the government’s indigenization policy, a Zimbabwe economist said, according to a report in AllAfrica. Zimbabwe’s domestic savings have been wiped out by hyperinflation and dollarization, leaving the country reliant on foreign capital – not an optimal growth path, said Tony Hawkins, a business professor at the University […]
Dana Sanchez, 5:26 pm
Some insects are more nutritious than red meat, more readily available and there’s a market for them, say scientists looking at ways to end endemic famine in Africa, according to a report in Africa Review. Two billion people eat insects globally, according to a Food and Agriculture Organisation report. Insect eating in Ghana, like in many […]
Dana Sanchez, 10:24 am
Around nine out of 10 people in 15 sub-Saharan countries considered among the world’s poorest, are highly optimistic about their lives, according to a Gallup poll, Business Insider reports. Gallup released research today about the optimism of countries in 2012. Data was compiled by asking respondents to rate their lives on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale with zero […]
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