Political

Comment :Zimbabwe at 40 subdued and disappointed

“Zimbabwe at 40?” says he,” It is like you have gone to school, grown up, got married, had children and then you wake up at 40 to find you are undernourished.”

FULL ADDRESS: Ramaphosa announces nationwide lockdown from Thursday midnight

President Cyril Ramaphosa has implemented a nationwide lockdown from midnight, Thursday 26 March. The lockdown will last for 21 days.

Op-Ed: Malawi – Intransigent Mutharika raises the temperature

After Parliament approved some changes to electoral legislation in line with the Court’s directive that presidential elections should henceforth be won by absolute majority rather than relative majority, Mr Mutharika used his veto power on Tuesday, March 17, and refused to ratify Parliament’s changes.

Op-Ed: Kenya – Bid launched to remove Ruto

On March 11, as many as 70 MPs gathered at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi to call on Deputy President William Ruto to resign.

US crude prices drop below $30 a barrel after OPEC deal failure sparks price war, oil-dependent economies left vulnerable

Nigeria’s $34.6 billion Budget for 2020 was benchmarked on an oil price of $57 per barrel. It expected crude oil sales to contribute 35 percent of government revenue. The oil prices' plunge has forced the Nigerian government to review its budget.

What you need to know about this Zambian agriculture business launching an $81 million farmer financing scheme

Zambia’s African Green Resources (AGR) on Sunday launched an $81 million financing programme under which the company and its partners will provide farm supplies and technology to farmers in exchange for grain.

Here are the steps Nigeria is taking to prepare for more cases of coronavirus

The number of reported cases and deaths of coronavirus is doubling every couple of days. Here are the preparations put in place in Nigeria in the event of more cases being detected in the country.

SA trade union COSATU says it won’t allow workers’ wages to be slashed

South Africa’s largest trade union federation COSATU said on Wednesday that it would not allow workers’ wages to be slashed, after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni used a budget speech to promise cuts to the public sector wage bill.

U.S. to offer financial support for this East African country’s political reforms

The United States will provide financial assistance to the East African country as it pursues political reforms.

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