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South Africa to reallocate $3.5B of budget to revive economy

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a raft of policy reform plans on Friday, including re-prioritising 50 billion rand ($3.5 billion) of public spending...

Uganda students make diesel from plastic waste

Two University students in Uganda are aiming to solve the energy problem in the country by producing fuel, from waste... The students are making diesel...

COVID-19: Governments offer financial lifelines to airlines at a price

Coronavirus has left a trail of shattered airlines which are now counting the cost of government support as politicians in the United States and...

South Sudan abandons plans to introduce new currency

South Sudan said it has reversed its plans to introduce a new currency as the pound continues to depreciate against the U. S. dollar...

Boeing extends cancellations after new flaw discovered on 737 MAX

Boeing is hoping to win regulatory approval for its revamped 737 MAX by October at the earliest, a company official said on Thursday, meaning...

Uganda: A key supplier of eggs and chicken in East Africa

Poultry production in Uganda has been steadily rising over the years.  The country is now a key supplier of eggs and chicken in East...

Tunisian government seeks funds from international markets

The Tunisian government is planning to go to international markets to secure 2 Billion dollars in funding for its economic reform plan. As Youssef Gaigi...

BRICS summit to discuss trade, cooperation: S. African presidency

BRICS leaders taking part in the virtual 12th BRICS summit will discuss trade among members and people-to-people cooperation among other issues, said the office...

Kenya’s exports grow amid eased COVID-19 restrictions in destination markets

Kenya recorded a 15.6 percent increase in total exports for January-August period to 490 billion shillings (about 4.37 billion U.S. dollars) from some 3.78...

Ghana projects a 5.8% increase in cocoa output in 2020/2021

Ghana expects cocoa output of around 900,000 tonnes in the 2020/2021 season, up 5.8% from the forecast for 2019/2020, this is according to the...
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