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January 22, 2019

Editor’s Note: January 22, 2019 Gambling is good for business – not development Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has reportedly ordered a ban on online sports betting due to its impact on young people. According to finance minister David Bahati existing licences will […]

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January 22, 2019

Editor’s Note: January 22, 2019 Gambling is good for business – not development Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has reportedly ordered a ban on online sports betting due to its impact on young people. According to finance minister David Bahati existing licences will […]

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January 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: January 21, 2019 Austerity is starting to bite in Africa the Tunisian General Labour Union has called for more strikes in February following a nationwide walkout by up to 670,000 public servants last week over unpopular economic reform and rising […]

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January 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: January 18, 2019 How much growth does Africa need? Africa’s GDP is expected to expand by 4% this year, up from 3.5% in 2018, according to the African Development Bank’’s annual African Economic Outlook. This will accelerate to 4.1% […]

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January 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: January 17, 2019 South Africa needs to stop mincing words on the economy South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has said the country’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has no intention to “tamper or tinker” with the central bank’s independence. His […]

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January 16, 2019

Editor’s Note: January 16, 2019 Who cares about what Africa wants? “We were not tricked into this.” These are the words of Lubinda Haabazoka, the president of the Economics Association of Zambia, in a letter published by Bloomberg. This was in […]

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January 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: January 15, 2019 Japan is getting serious about Africa Japan’s Bank for International Cooperation and trading firm Toyota Tsusho have announced plans to raise around $600m from public and private lenders to fund a port project in southern Angola. The […]

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January 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: January 14, 2019 Time is running out for the ‘new’ Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has called for a nationwide strike after president Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Saturday that his government was more than doubling fuel prices overnight. […]

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