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What’s next for Africa’s struggling aviation sector?

On March 5th, 2020 this writer took a flight from Nairobi to Cairo. As usual, the airport in Kenya’s capital, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,...

Why diamond-rich Botswana must diversify its economy

As a duck is to water, the word “diamond” is synonymous with this southern African nation. Since the beginning of...

Sorry environmentalists, Angola’s appetite for more oil is irresistible

Africa’s second largest oil producer has a problem, and it’s one that is uncommon in a region beset with many challenges.

Nigeria’s economy exits recession with 0.11% growth in fourth quarter

Nigeria’s economy surprisingly came out of a recession in the fourth quarter, fuelled by growth in the agriculture and telecommunications industry that offset a...

DR Congo’s economy grew 0.8% in 2020 propelled by strong mineral activity

Democratic Republic of Congo’s economy thwarted a projected COVID-19 pandemic-induced recession in 2020 to grow 0.8% boosted by strong returns in the mining sector,...

Zambia’s central bank raises benchmark rate as it scales back projects to ease debt relief talks

Zambia’s central bank has increased its benchmark interest rate to 8.5% from 8%, marking the first such raise since November 2019.

South African Airways receives additional $346 million from govt to pay retrenched staff

South African Airways has received a further $346 million from the Department of Public Enterprises, which the struggling airline will use to complete severance...

Nigeria’s economic woes prolong as inflation rate continues to rise

Nigeria’s annual inflation rate jumped 0.72% to 16.47% in January from the previous month, marking a 17th monthly increase as the effects of the...

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How Mozambique’s history of violence is dashing hopes of economic progress

There is no saying that is so common in the minds of Mozambique citizens above the age of 40...
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Another win for President Nguesso ensures Congo’s economic crisis will prolong

At 77, Congo’s President Sassou Nguesso is four times older than the average Congolese, whose median age...

Why Equatorial Guinea’s bail-out plan with IMF crashed

Despite being promised an IMF bailout over a year ago, Equatorial Guinea is still waiting for the funds...

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LAUNCH: THE STATE OF AFRICA 2020 CONFERENCE

Mansa Media in partnership with Afrochampions Initiative...