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Africa Is A Rich Continent With Poor People – Dlamini Zuma

Africa Is A Rich Continent With Poor People – Dlamini Zuma

AFRICA is a contradictory place being a rich continent with poor people, African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. She also said development will be very slow in Africa if women are left out. During a cockatil held for her at Melia Habana Hotel on Friday evening, Dlamini-Zuma said only skills and education could be an […]

Zimbabweans Forced To Sober Up: Economic Crisis Hitting Hard

Zimbabweans Forced To Sober Up: Economic Crisis Hitting Hard

BEER-DRINKERS should have been clinking glasses in celebration when, at the start of the year, Zimbabwe’s biggest brewer slashed the price of lager by 10%. Yet instead of chugging back their brews, Zimbabweans are being forced to sober up by an economic crisis that is hitting harder than most measures would suggest. Viewed through the […]

According To The World Bank Equatorial Guinea Is The Wealthiest Country In Africa

According To The World Bank Equatorial Guinea Is The Wealthiest Country In Africa

Monaco and Qatar get lots of play on the wealth beat, but some of the lands of Swarovski and Cristal keep a lower profile. Like coast-of-West-Africa low. According to the World Bank: Teensy Equatorial Guinea is the wealthiest country on the African continent. This Spanish-speaking nation of just under 800,000 people is not only the […]

Africa’s Governance Winners, Losers And Surprises

Africa’s Governance Winners, Losers And Surprises

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries where governance has improved most in the four years up to 2014. Senegal just might surge ahead of its African counterparts in the future, to become one of the continent’s powerhouses. Developments in Somalia, long the worst-governed country in Africa, can be described as “a good news story”. […]

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In Africa, Number 1 Will Surprise You

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In Africa, Number 1 Will Surprise You

Africa is preparing to take its place in a future global economy which will see the earth’s population reach 10 billion by 2050. As people are saying, Africa is where the ball is bouncing right now. The continent is currently experiencing an average economic growth of between 5 to 8% a year. It’s the youngest […]

No, Zimbabwe Is Not the World’s Second Poorest Country

No, Zimbabwe Is Not the World’s Second Poorest Country

News media reported recently that Zimbabwe is the poorest country in the world after the Democratic Republic of Congo. But Africa Check discovered such rankings are flawed. Is Zimbabwe really the “second poorest country on earth”? Zimbabwe news website Bulawayo 24 reported so in July. The claim was also picked up by other news outlets, […]

Mugabe Begs White Farmers To Come Back

Mugabe Begs White Farmers To Come Back

WHEN Tracy Mutinhiri struggled to get her tobacco crop to grow, she turned to some of the country’s most experienced farmers for help. There was only one complication: They were white. Farmland has been a central issue in the nation’s violent struggles over race. Fifteen years ago, the government began seizing property from thousands of […]

Could Your Next Oyster Appetizer Come From Dakhla, Morocco?

Could Your Next Oyster Appetizer Come From Dakhla, Morocco?

It’s now September – the first month since springtime to have an “R” in its name – which means that according to that “little pearl of folk wisdom,” it’s oyster season! Few people think of Morocco when they think of oysters. Seafood overall sometimes comes as a surprise to travelers expecting to eat chicken tagine, […]

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Targets Agricultural Support

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Targets Agricultural Support

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is set to establish an agricultural support scheme worth US$160 million, which would be extended to a targeted 2 000 productive farmers. RBZ governor, John Mangudya, told the Financial Gazette’s Companies & Markets on the sidelines of the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) 75th congress, that the support scheme would […]

Zimbabwe’s Maize Farming Future in Jeopardy

Zimbabwe’s Maize Farming Future in Jeopardy

A few years ago, communal farmers dominated the markets for maize (60 percent on average), cotton (80 percent) and small grains as well as groundnuts and beans. RECENTLY, this writer walked into a farmers’ shop in Harare where he came across a communal farming couple that was locked in an argument over what their primary […]

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