Tag: Growth

Inside how donors are hurting Africa
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Inside how donors are hurting Africa

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Money from wealthy nations is hurting Africa and not helping the continent as it continues to be trapped in slower economic growth…

Investing in Zimbabwe’s smallholder farmers
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Investing in Zimbabwe’s smallholder farmers

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Sally Nyakanyanga HARARE - To take his mangoes to Shurugwi, 230 kms south of Harare, requires Edward Madzokere to hire a cart and wake up at…

Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa’s cities is key to growth
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Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa’s cities is key to growth

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

AFRICA's cities are growing in population – adding the size of another Nigeria to cities by 2025 – so have a critical role to play in their…

Nam on economic recovery
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Nam on economic recovery

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – The Namibian government says that it can now maintain its debt levels and does not anticipate any further budget cuts during 2017, while…

Here’s what could happen if Africa’s top mobile operators and start-ups work together
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Here’s what could happen if Africa’s top mobile operators and start-ups work together

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Abdi Latif Hahir TELECOM OPERATORS across the African continent continue to face significant risks when it comes to revenue growth. Despite the increase in mobile revenue,…

Africa rising or African reeling?
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Africa rising or African reeling?

Staff Reporter - Oct 24, 2016

 ‘The continent as a whole heading for tough period’ By Jeffrey Gettleman NAIROBI— FOR decades Africa was eager for a new narrative, and in recent years it got…

Southern Africa pulls most tourists
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Southern Africa pulls most tourists

Staff Reporter - Sep 23, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – SOUTHERN Africa continues to lead as the most preferred holiday destination in Africa with the latest data showing that the growth of international…

Think-tank predicts low regional economic growth
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Think-tank predicts low regional economic growth

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

bY Lovemore Ranga Mataire Africa Growth Initiative, an international economic think-tank based in United States, has projected a decline in economic prospects for Africa in 2016 due to…

Ten African Start-ups to Watch
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Ten African Start-ups to Watch

Staff Reporter - Jun 22, 2016

By Moza Moyo The 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa has come and gone, but the lessons learnt at the fruitful summit held in Rwanda remains relevant. Among…

How to win the fight against global poverty
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How to win the fight against global poverty

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2016

By Nirj Deva Successful economic development has hewed to a well-known pattern. Lifting a country out of poverty and placing it on a path of sustainable growth requires…

Digital music dominate sales
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Digital music dominate sales

Staff Reporter - Apr 27, 2016

The global music market reached a new milestone in 2015, as digital sales became the primary revenue stream for recorded music, overtaking physical sales. This is according…

Botswana moves towards energy sufficiency by 2019
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Botswana moves towards energy sufficiency by 2019

Staff Reporter - Apr 26, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone – United States-based International Business Monitor (IBM) says Botswana will experience electricity generation growth from 2019 onwards. Botswana relies on its neighbours for electricity,…

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Emerging market debt mountain grows too large for comfort

Staff Reporter - Apr 26, 2016

HONG KONG - Global investors are turning more cautious over the outlook for emerging market sovereign bonds, faced with rich valuations and increasing supply from countries struggling…

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How LHWP contributes to Lesotho’s economy

Staff Reporter - Apr 20, 2016

By Moeketsi Shale Maseru – The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which is a bi-national project between the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa, has…

Renewable energy driving electricity supply independence in Namibia
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Renewable energy driving electricity supply independence in Namibia

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

By Marco Triebner For too long Namibia has been benefitting from low electricity costs, unfortunately stifling growth in the energy sector and specifically in affordable and sustainable…

Tourism adds 7.2 million  new jobs in 2015: WTTC
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Tourism adds 7.2 million new jobs in 2015: WTTC

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

On March 21, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its annual Economic Impact Report 2016. According to the research, last year travel & tourism added…

USAID ends Southern Africa Trade Hub contract
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USAID ends Southern Africa Trade Hub contract

Staff Reporter - Mar 19, 2016

> Mpho Tebele Gaborone- After more than five years, the current contract for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Southern Africa Trade Hub is coming…

Water –  an engine for growth, development and industrialisation
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Water – an engine for growth, development and industrialisation

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2016

• Lazarus Sauti Water, a finite and irreplaceable resource, notes the United Nations, is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and…

Southern Africa records growth in merger and acquisition deals
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Southern Africa records growth in merger and acquisition deals

Staff Reporter - Jan 25, 2016

> Desie Heita Windhoek - Sub-Saharan Africa was the preferred destinations mergers and acquisition deals during the last quarter of 2015, with the region attracting US$41.1 billion…