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Namibia - Business climate index continues higher in July
The IJG Business Climate Index recorded a third-straight month of gain during July on the back of commodity, retail and construction indicators. The index climbed from 161.5 in June to 165.7 most rece...
Malawi - Major cash-gate fraudster jailed, but much must still be done
On Friday, September 4, Malawi’s High Court sent a former senior government official to jail for 11 years. Oswald Lutepo’s was the fourth conviction to date in the so-called cash-gate corruption scand...
Ethiopia - Food inflation continues to rise
According to the Ethiopian Central Statistical Agency (CSA), food price inflation continued its upward trajectory in August, reaching the highest level since December 2012. The food inflation sub-inde...
Mauritius - Inflation rises in August
According to the most recently released figures by Statistics Mauritius, consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased for a second consecutive month in August, following a three-month downward slide...
Egypt - Minister arrested on corruption charges
Agriculture Minister Salah Helal was forced to quit and then arrested on corruption charges. The State media corporation reports that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi instructed Prime Minister Ibrahim M...
Mauritius - Concerns over sectarian vandalism
Rare incidents of sectarian violence are puzzling and frightening Mauritians. On the night of Friday, September 4, two unemployed young men vandalised a Hindu temple in Camp-Diable. They broke a numbe...
South Africa: GDP fell 0.3% in Q2, bringing our 2015 growth forecast down to 1.5%
Q2 GDP fell 0.3%, resulting in annual growth slowing to just 1.6%. The main negative contributions came from manufacturing, mining and agriculture. Apart from political problems and government ine...
Africa Regional: Regional - DRC/Zambia - Growth prospects deteriorate as Glencore considers mine closures
Glencore announced on September 7 that it has launched a review of its business that may include the suspension of production at its Katanga copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and M...
Zambia - President orders currency measures
On September 4, President Edgar Lungu directed the finance ministry and the central bank to step from the sidelines to arrest the kwacha’s decline. The presidential directive came shortly after the mo...
Morocco - Some takeaways from the local and regional elections
The ruling party and the opposition are both spinning the outcome of local and regional elections as a win. As we wrote on the day of the elections, on Friday, September 4, the main race in the local...
South Africa - Fitch Southern Africa withdraws from Registrar
The Registrar of Credit Rating Agencies announced on Friday, September 4, that Fitch Southern Africa’s registration as a credit rating agency had been cancelled at the rating agency’s request. As a re...
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