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SA, Nigeria say they are out of recession
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SA, Nigeria say they are out of recession

Editor Southern Times - Sep 11, 2017

JOHANNESBURG - Two of Africa's leading economies said Tuesday they have emerged from recession. South Africa and Nigeria released figures showing economic growth in the second quarter of this year.…

NAM scientists adopt resolution on industrialisation
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NAM scientists adopt resolution on industrialisation

Editor Southern Times - Sep 04, 2017

By Sifelani Tsiko HARARE - The second Non-Aligned Movement Science and Technology technical meeting on industrial biotechnology ended recently here with experts adopting a new resolution calling…

SADC economic outlook generally bright despite challenges
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SADC economic outlook generally bright despite challenges

Editor Southern Times - Aug 28, 2017

By Nyarai Kampilipili recently in Pretoria, South Africa The economic situation in southern Africa is generally stable with most countries experiencing improved growth. SADC Executive Secretary, Dr…

UNDP Namibia supports Concentrated Solar Power Project
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UNDP Namibia supports Concentrated Solar Power Project

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

The “Concentrated Solar Power Technology Transfer for Electricity Generation” (CSP TT NAM) has supported Namibia to develop its capacity in CSP technology, through a facilitation of commercial…

Sport Tourism – Unexploited engine of growth for the Southern African tourism industry
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Sport Tourism – Unexploited engine of growth for the Southern African tourism industry

Staff Reporter - Jun 23, 2017

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga THE unprecedented rise in the numbers of people traveling to and from sport events all over the world has given rise to the…

Nam looks at manufacturing for economic growth
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Nam looks at manufacturing for economic growth

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Namibia will be shifting its new economic transformation to focus on manufacturing and exporting finished goods, as opposed to the current situation…

Namibians still exposed to high debt – Analyst
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Namibians still exposed to high debt – Analyst

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Tiri Masawi WINDHOEK – Many Namibians still struggle with debt despite a recent report by the Namibian Financial Supervisory Association and the Bank of Namibia giving…

Economic growth in Africa is on the upswing following a sharp slowdown
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Economic growth in Africa is on the upswing following a sharp slowdown

Staff Reporter - May 02, 2017

WASHINGTON – Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in 2016, according to the new…

Wangara’s dream of an accident free society
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Wangara’s dream of an accident free society

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Staff Writer Established by four women with a passion to playing their part in reducing road carnage that has claimed thousands of lives of innocent Namibians, Wangara…

We need to accelerate Africa’s energy transition
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We need to accelerate Africa’s energy transition

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Kofi Annan In Côte d’Ivoire, children carry backpacks to school with built-in solar panels. When they get home, they plug the panels into lamps so they…

Plugging the infrastructure gap … Value chains key to driving Africa’s growth prospects
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Plugging the infrastructure gap … Value chains key to driving Africa’s growth prospects

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Tiri Masawi WINDHOEK - Most countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have seen their plans to drive rapid economic growth and stimulate the manufacturing…

Africa’s jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth
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Africa’s jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Kingsely Ighobor African governments are confronting unemployment in many different ways. In Senegal, with 200,000 Senegalese joining the labour market each year, President Macky Sall launched…

FDI: the emerging trends in SADC
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FDI: the emerging trends in SADC

Staff Reporter - Sep 16, 2016

By Chelsea Markowitz & Azwimpheleli Langalanga THE international investment landscape has been shifting over the past two decades. Governments are increasingly realising the potential for foreign direct investment…

DIAMONDS NOT FOREVER: Economists call for Botswana ‘transformation’
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DIAMONDS NOT FOREVER: Economists call for Botswana ‘transformation’

Staff Reporter - Aug 12, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - Economists have urged Botswana to undergo what they termed a second economic transformation. In a report compiled by Econsult Botswana, economists Dr Keith…

United Nations gives boost to Africapitalism
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United Nations gives boost to Africapitalism

Staff Reporter - Aug 01, 2016

By Michael Marange ALTHOUGH Africa has witnessed improved economic growth in recent years — averaging 5.5 percent per annum — poverty and unemployment remain serious challenges, largely owing…

Africa can break the ‘resource curse’
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Africa can break the ‘resource curse’

Staff Reporter - Jun 20, 2016

By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke Commodities have shaped Africa’s economic growth for decades, as more natural resources continue to be discovered on the continent, increasing the risk for countries to…

Namibia’s independence worth celebrating despite  shortcomings
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Namibia’s independence worth celebrating despite shortcomings

Staff Reporter - Mar 25, 2016

> Magreth Nunuhe                                  Windhoek – As Namibia celebrates its 26th independence…

AfDB hints at scaling up Malawi’s rural economic growth project
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AfDB hints at scaling up Malawi’s rural economic growth project

Staff Reporter - Mar 14, 2016

> By Charles Mkula After touring African Development Bank (AfDB) funded infrastructure works designed to strengthen economic growth at Monkey Bay in the lakeshore district of Mangochi,…

Can Africa strike a balance between conservation and economic growth?
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Can Africa strike a balance between conservation and economic growth?

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2016

> Lisa Karanja Africa’s narrative today is a different narrative to what it was 10 – 15 years ago. Gone are the days of “Africa, the Dark…

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This is another bad sign for Africa’s economies

Staff Reporter - Feb 02, 2016

> Omar Mohammed The story of global headwinds slowing down Africa’s economic growth is not going away. If anything it is intensifying. The continent saw foreign direct…