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( 3 mins read ) Today, 11 November, President Cyril Ramaphosa updated the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic. Concerns over a ‘second wave’ have increased, with the Eastern Cape province the epicenter of a fresh surge in infections. At least
( 4 mins read ) The conflict between Addis Ababa and the Tigray region has escalated dramatically since fighting erupted on 4 November. Addis Ababa probably wants to quickly gain a tactical advantage to avoid becoming bogged down in a
( 4 mins read ) It is widely considered a foregone conclusion that President John Magufuli will be reelected in general elections on 28 October, as the race seems overwhelmingly skewed in favor of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).
( 7 mins read ) President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan makes bold promises around four priority areas – infrastructure development, job creation, energy security and industrialization.It seems heavier on spending than on economic liberalization, which will present
( 4 mins read ) Zambia seems increasingly unlikely to make its outstanding USD 42.5mn coupon payment within the 30-day grace period. While the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) will now offer bilateral debt relief until June 2021 (and
( 3 mins read ) On 14 October, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors (FMCBG) greenlit a six-month extension of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) through 30 June 2021. While the extension was widely expected, more significant may