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Zimbabwe| Tobacco farmers languish in poverty

Despite tobacco being Zimbabwe’s second largest foreign currency earner, most local growers of the golden leaf are languishing in abject poverty with nothing tangible...

In Namibia, the President terminates airport expansion deal

THE PRESIDENCY today announced the termination of the controversial Hosea Kutako Airport expansion deal. The Namibian reported recently that the deal, worth around N$7 billion,...

South Africa, let’s burn the granary

An apt African idiom that expresses overindulgence that leads to ingratitude or myopia loosely goes thus; “I am so full, lets burn the granary”....

Measles threatening viability of Botswana beef sector

An increase in cases of measles recorded by Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) is threatening the country’s beef market, Agriculture Minister Patrick Ralotsia said Friday. Ralotsia...

In Ghana, Govt blacklists corruption-linked companies

Government has blacklisted companies indicted in the corruption scandal that hit the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA), which includes big names...

Why the Guptas and Zuma’s son really quit Oakbay – DA

The Guptas and Duduzane Zuma resigned from Oakbay Investments and Oakbay Resources and Energy on Friday to facilitate the sale of the Optimum coal...

African heads of state to carry ‘African passport’ by July

The African Union is making efforts to popularise the use of a single African passport for travel across the continent. In a bid to show...

Barclays to sell Africa operations

South Africa could be facing a massive disinvestment with global banking giant Barclays putting its Africa operations up for sale. The Wall Street Journal reported this week...

Corruption uncovered in government-to-government oil deal between Nigeria and Zambia

PREMIUM TIMES has uncovered one of the most fraudulent crude oil deals executed by the Goodluck Jonathan administration, which saw a campaign official and...

Panama Papers – Illicit Financial Flows and Africa’s path to development

The Panama Papers shed crucial light on how illicit financial flows work. It’s essential for Africa’s development, but any hope of change is still...
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