Nigeria: Again, Finance Minister Allays Fears On Govt’s Borrowing

[This Day] The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has again allayed fears over federal government’s borrowings, declaring that there was no cause for alarm as the borrowings still remain within the fiscal threshold.

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Zimbabwe: Mukupe Hints of Power Wrangles in Ruling Party

[263Chat] Former Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Terrence Mukupe has hinted that something fishy could be cooking in the corridors of power after making a sensational claim that the 72 hours will be crucial in shaping the new direction the country will take post violent protests that rocked the country early last week.

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Africa: South Africa Plans to Help Bail Out Zimbabwe – Finance Minister Mboweni

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is planning to extend short-term credit to Zimbabwe and also to help it write off its US$7.4-billion external debt, to prevent its neighbour spiralling out of control. Critics say this will be a waste of money unless it can pressure Zanu-PF to make political reforms.

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