The Sierra Leonean government opens bids this week seeking $2 billion for the construction of a bridge linking the capital Freetown to Lungi...
The share of public procurement awarded to SMEs in Côte d’Ivoire grew from 24.8% at end March 2018 to 43.6% at end March 2019. This makes an increase of...
Côte d’Ivoire last year recorded a positive trade balance as in 2017; a good news featured this week in a government statement.Over the year, the surplus...
The population of sub-Saharan Africa is expected to double reaching 2.12 billion in 2050 from the current 1.06 billion. The statistics is provided by the...
The Namibian government is targeting $1 billion worth of investments over the next two years, Reuters reports quoting a statement of the Ministry of...
The Burkinabe government is launching a big program worth about $309 million to rehabilitate roads across the country. The information was reported...
Nigeria is getting $225 million under a USAID program to improve access to basic care for populations. The information was reported by Stephen...
The government of Mozambique expects ports to handle more than 50 million tons of goods by the end of 2019, above what was initially envisaged. According...
Finance ministers and Central Bank Governors of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) countries gathered in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on...
The government of Morocco is planning to sell 8% stake in Maroc Telecom. An operation that will earn the Treasury MAD8.87 billion ($920 million),...
In a statement issued June 14, the World Bank reported it has granted Tunisia two loans both worth $175 million to finance two projects in digital...
Côte d'Ivoire will benefit from $133.9 million under its economic program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the institution reports. IMF...
The government of Rwanda is planning to invest about $220 million to improve infrastructure and transport facilities in the country, The New Times...
Kenya will increase taxes to fund the 2019/2020 budget, finance minister Henry Rotich (photo), announced on June 13, 2019.   According to the...
The Democratic Republic of Congo has submitted an application to become a member of the East African Community (ECA), president Félix Tshisekedi announced...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the payment of $247 million to Tunisia in the framework the extended credit facility.  This...
Cöte d’Ivoire plans to adopt a budget close to $13.8 billion for the 2020 fiscal year, the government indicates in the 2020-2022 budget planning...
Ethiopia will record a 9% economic growth during the 2019/2020 fiscal year, finance minister Ahmed Shide (photo) indicted before the national assembly on...
In Tunisia, trade deficit reached TND8.10 billion ($2.66 billion) in the first five months of 2019, according to figures published by the national...
Mauritius should record 4.1% growth during the 2019/2020 (July-June) financial year, finance minister Pravind Jugnauth (photo) indicated on June 10, 2019,...
Uganda plans to invest $205 million to upgrade an old railway line linking its capital Kampala to Malaba, a town at the border with Kenya. This was...
Central Africa stands to benefit the most from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), data from the African Development Bank shows. Hanan...
Equipping and empowering young people with requisite skills will be a game changer for Africa’s economic progress, social development and well-being. This...
Currently, there are 34 poor countries (with annual per capita income equal or below $995), the World Bank group indicated in a report published on...
In a research report published on June 10, 2019, Moody’s lowered South Africa’s 2019 economic growth forecast by 0.3% to 1%.   "The quarterly...
Every year, 91 million Africans eat poor quality foods that make them sick. This was revealed by the World Health Organisation in a release published this...
The initiative Climate Research for development (CR4D) in Africa announces that a first group of 21 African scientists will each receive a grant of...
Africa’s pharmaceutical market is one of the fastest growing in the world and is predicted to reach $60 billion by 2020. Local production therefore...
Namibia’s GDP should contract further this year due to low rainfall and a decrease in diamond production, the IMF indicated on May 5, 2019, without key...
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announces the creation of a green bond fund targeting “real economy” issuers in emerging markets. Created in...
An international pledging conference to finance the reconstruction of parts of cyclone-hit Mozambique took place in the city of Beira on 31 May and 1...
The world 200 largest firms by market capitalisation in the world could lose $1,000 billion to climate change in the coming five years. This is one...
In Nigeria, Lagos wants to increase its sustainable investments. In that regard, it has joined the Financial Centres for Sustainability network...
On May 31, 2019, Standard & Poor’s published its first-ever short and long term credit rating for Togo’s debts denominated in local and foreign...
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will introduce new banknotes, Patrick Njoroge (photo), the governor, announced last weekend. According to the official,...

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