Politics: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 11:02 am
Falling agricultural productivity, a rising middle class and more mouths to feed are driving up Africa’s food imports, and that could spell opportunity, or set off finger pointing. Bad luck could be blamed, according to an article in Financial Times. Rice crops were damaged by bad weather in Niger, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Madagascar and Benin. Egypt’s cattle have been beset […]
Dana Sanchez, 8:31 pm
Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary general and chairman of the Africa Progress Panel, said Africa’s wealth can lift millions out of poverty but it will require proper governance and transparency.
Dana Sanchez, 7:25 pm
When Nigeria resets the way it calculates its gross domestic product in 2014, the numbers could reflect an economy that surpasses South Africa’s, some analysts say.
Makula Dunbar, 6:11 pm
The Egyptian government addresses economic deficit, may cut down on subsidies for the poor
Dana Sanchez, 5:52 pm
A bill is working its way through South Africa’s parliament that would make it harder for illegal businesses to thrive.
Makula Dunbar, 4:09 pm
Though many sub-Saharan countries rely heavily on natural resources, governance in certain areas is lacking. Revenue Watch’s Resource Governance Index reveals that currently, the best policies go unenforced
Dana Sanchez, 3:44 pm
Some doing business in Zambia worry that new regulations governing banking and investment could hurt investors and the Zambian economy as a whole.
Makula Dunbar, 12:47 pm
CAR Rebels who once accepted peace agreements continue to carry on with looting, killings and strip mining. UN representative Margaret Vogt says the country is in dire need of more neutral security forces
Dana Sanchez, 9:52 pm
The value of the rand was dragged down against the dollar to a three week low Wednesday as striking mine workers halted production at the world’s third-largest platinum mining company.
Dana Sanchez, 5:31 pm
Following March’s peaceful general elections in Kenya, tourism officials there are asking their African counterparts to sell Kenyan tourism as “safe.”
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