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May 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 21, 2019 Can Kenya fix the ‘missing middle’? Five of Kenya’s leading banks have announced a new mobile-based lending serviceaimed at improving access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The service will initially be offered to […]

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May 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 10, 2019 A day in the life of Africa’s debt crisis The International Monetary Fund has agreed a three-year loan programme with the Republic of Congo, subject to government reforms and board approval. “Congo’s case is solid,” the […]

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May 09, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 09, 2019 Africa can feed the world – in theory Maize production in Zambia has fallen by 16% this year due to a regional drought, prompting the government to suspend exports of the crop. It’s the latest piece […]

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May 08, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 08, 2019 Different election – same problems for South Africa South Africans go to the polls today for the country’s sixth general election since the end of Apartheid in 1994. The ruling African National Congress will win the […]

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May 07, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 07, 2019 Algeria needs more than a good purge Algerian authorities have arrested the youngest brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika – who resigned last month following mass protests – as well as two former intelligence chiefs. Their […]

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May 06, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 06, 2019 Côte d’Ivoire is betting big on tourism Côte d’Ivoire has approached the African Development Bank forsupport in raising $5.8bn to finance an ambitious tourism development plan. The country hopes to join the likes of South Africa, […]

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May 03, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 03, 2019 Structural adjustment is making a comeback Fuel distribution workers in Tunisia started a three-day strike on Thursday after wage talks with the government collapsed. It’s the latest in a series of strikes and protests over worsening […]

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May 02, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 02, 2019 Is business to blame for Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown? ‘Unpatriotic’ members of Zimbabwe’s business community are stifling the government’s economic agenda, president Emmerson Mnangagwa has claimed according to a report by Bloomberg. “My government will not […]

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