Southern Africa

Mozambique to seek extradition of ex-Credit Suisse bankers involved in $2 billion debt scandal

Hundreds of millions of dollars of the loans the bankers helped arrange went missing. The scandal prompted donors including the International Monetary Fund to cut off support to Mozambique, triggering a currency collapse and debt default.

COVID-19: How the pandemic has highlighted the need for sustainable finance

Africa’s growth has been set back by the impact of COVID-19, with the continent demanding a new approach to economic development.

Zoli Kunene – Larger than life champion of black business passes away.

The Kunene brothers' business empire began way back in 1978 when Keith acquired a sub-lease to sell fresh milk in Vosloorus east of Johannesburg. Kunene Bros. Holdings took over a nearby liquor licence from the government, in 1983, and also began wholesaling Coca Cola. The latter business was to lead to the creation of Coca-Cola Fortune the second largest bottling and distribution company in South Africa.

Zambia chamber of mines says double taxation hurting investment

The chamber welcomed the withdrawal of duty on ore imports, announced in the budget on Friday, and acknowledged the sensitivity of the issue, given the initiation of negotiations to suspend Zambia’s bond repayments.

Red locusts destroy 500 hectares Nambian grazing land, minister says

At least 19 areas in the fertile Zambezi region, which borders Zambia, Zimbabwe Angola and Botswana, have been hit by a red locust outbreak since Aug. 12, agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein said in a statement.

South African hit ‘Jerusalema’ inspires people worldwide to shake off COVID-19 blues

The “nowhere” was a group of Angolan friends, who posted themselves performing a self-invented dance routine to the song. In the video, a first group demonstrates the dance to another group, who interrupt their house chores to join-in.

Angola negotiates $6.2 billion debt relief from creditors: IMF

While the World Bank has pushed for private creditors to shoulder some of the burden of debt relief, investors as well as some governments have argued this would endanger their access to international capital markets.

Breaking SA: Moves to alert level 1, International travel to re-start on October 1st

South Africa to go into alert level 1 as of Sunday 20th September 2020.

Mozambique army condemns ‘horrifying’ shooting of naked woman at hands of fighters

Frightened people should not run from insurgents only to find themselves in danger from those supposed to keep them safe, she said.

South Africa’s currency will rally into year-end with risks already priced in, strategist says

Despite losing around 5% to the rand over the past three months, the U.S. dollar is still up by more than 16.5% against Africa’s most liquid currency since the turn of the year. As of Wednesday afternoon, the rand was changing hands at around 16.3285 to the dollar.

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