Economy

South African alcohol bans under Covid-19 lockdown

Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa’s President) reinstated a ban on the sale of alcohol at both restaurants and retail outlets...

The freedom from hunger that is not realy free

By John Riaga  Article 43 (C) of the Kenyan constitution guarantees every citizen the freedom from hunger and a...

BURUNDI: Pro-poor Fiscal Policies Will Protect Citizens From Adverse Impacts Of Coronavirus

By Appolinaire Nishirimbere As everywhere else in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented financial crisis and...

Economic Impacts Of COVID-19 Begin To Bite As 20,000 Miners Are Rendered Jobless In Zambia

The Corona Virus pandemic has been used as an excuse by a major mining firm in Zambia, Mopani Copper...

Covid-19: Economic Impacts and Lesons From 2008 Recession

Covid-19: Economic Impacts and Lesons From 2008 Recession

By Odhiambo Otieno The world is so interconnected today that whatever happens in another part of the world impacts...

Covid 19 - lessons for Africa

Covid-19: the Unheeded Ides of March and lessons for Africa

“Beware the ides of March” — these famous words are spoken twice in Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar,” warning the titular...

History on Repeat: Is ZANU PF Facing Another Putsch?

The past few days have been quite interesting with the developments in Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU PF.  The unfolding events...

Chinese Foreign Minister’s Visit and a New Scramble for Africa

The recent visit to Africa by the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Wang Yi, was a pregnant diplomatic...

Why Young People are Seeking to Leave Togo in Droves

This trend could not go unnoticed, the despair that grabs Togolese youth by the throat day after day is...

Zambia

The Economic Pressure Behind Zambia’s ‘Weed licenses’

Crippling debt, weakening currency and poor budget performance pushes the Southern African government to join the weed race… Zambia’s...

Politics of Hunger in Zambia

A recent report by Global Hunger Index has ranked Zambia the fifth hungriest country in the world. This coincidentally comes at...

Crackdown on Betting Firms in Kenya, Hurting Sports and Economy

Kenya’s biggest sports betting firm, SportPesa on Wednesday fired all of its 400  employees. This came after the government...

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