[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE has attracted investments worth US$16 billion into the country since Emmerson Mnangagwa took over through the assistance of the military in November last year, the president has claimed.
[East African] Interest levels on debts owed by 11 African countries that were part of the World Bank’s Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative of the early 1990s are now back at pre-crisis levels.
[Deutsche Welle] The British charity said people were falling ill from eating grass and weeds. A four-year civil war, poor harvests and rising food prices have been blamed for the widespread hunger in the world’s youngest nation.
[WRI] Washington, DC -Informal workers — from street vendors and waste pickers to home-based workers that manufacture garments and other goods — represent 50 to 80 percent of urban employment worldwide. In the global south, where urbanization is happening most rapidly, they generate up to half of non-agricultural GDP.
[Premium Times] Nigeria has been projected to add no fewer than 189 million people to its current population between 2018 and 2050, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), said.
[New Times] Yvonne Manzi Makolo was on Friday appointed the Chief Executive of the national carrier, RwandAir.
[ENA] Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), Demeke Mekonnen expressed his readiness and commitment to support the newly elected Chairperson of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
WHEN Kenya launched its new railway last year, connecting the coastal city of Mombasa to the capital, Nairobi, passenger tickets sold out. Travelling between the country’s two biggest cities overland had meant crowding into a bus for 12 hours, or riding the old British-built railway, which might have taken 24 hours.
[Leadership] The United States is positioned to become the second biggest oil producer in the world behind Russia and ahead of Saudi Arabia as its daily output continue to rise with reports putting the daily production at more than 10 million barrels per day,
[Deutsche Welle] Rex Tillerson’s firing comes as the US secretary of state ended an African tour focused on security. His successor will take a similar approach, but with less Africa experience, says the Atlantic Council’s Aubrey Hruby.