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Mr. Price stock price falls following news of lower sales at...

South African budget retailer Mr. Price Group on Thursday posted a 2.5% drop in comparable store sales for the first four months of its...

Nigeria’s Buhari gives control of the budget to finance minister

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has placed budget and economic planning under the finance ministry. The move gives Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed more influence in...

Zimbabwe month-to-month inflation rate fell in July

Zimbabwe’s month-on-month inflation rate fell to 21.04% in July compared to 32.96% the previous month as prices of basic goods increased at a slower...

Delays push Kenya’s Turkana oil production plans back to 2024

Kenya will have to wait till 2024 before reaping any benefits from its Turkana oil project, according to an announcement made by Tullow Oil. Martin...

Kenyan lobbyists push for a ban on pesticides

As cases of cancer rise in Kenya, agricultural lobby groups have stepped up calls for a ban on pesticides widely used in the East...

IMF warns Zimbabwe against boosting pay for state workers

The International Monetary Fund is urging the government of Zimbabwe to reject a plan to boost wages for state workers at this time.  The...

South Africa, Tanzania agree to boost cooperation in trade

South Africa and Tanzania on Thursday announced a joint agreement to boost cooperation in trade and investments. Tanzanian President John Magufuli is particularly interested in...

Nigerian inflation slows to 12-month low

Nigeria’s annual inflation rate declined to the lowest in a year in July as food prices increased slower than in the previous month. Consumer prices...

Retail numbers suggest South Africa may dodge recession

South Africa may avert a second recession in consecutive years, but economic growth prospects remain dim. Monthly data was slightly better in the second quarter...

Tunisian leaders urged to support gender equality on inheritance laws

Representatives of civil society in Tunisia on Tuesday called on the interim president, Mohamed Ennaceur, to incorporate the principles of gender equality in inheritance,...
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