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Insight: Pre-electoral feuding threatens Nigeria’s economy

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In Nigeria, as elsewhere, foreign exchange markets can be a barometer of internal strife, so when central bank governor Lamido Sanusi noticed...

Uganda power cuts provoke riots, threaten economy

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A growing power supply crisis in Uganda has provoked riots among a population already angered by soaring prices and is threatening growth...

Fitch says more shocks would test UK’s top rating

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Britain's ability to absorb further economic shocks while keeping its top triple-A credit rating is "largely exhausted" unless the government takes further...

Zuma: Threat to SA economy very high

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The threat to the SA economy is "very high" says President Jacob Zuma, adding that it would take a collective effort including...

Italy’s shadow economy moves into political spotlight

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In the busy Naples square where she works, 18-year-old Arianna is a familiar sight as she darts back and forth from a...

“Green” tariffs to cost SA income, jobs

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The Department of Trade and Industry has warned that South African exporters could lose billions of Rand if wealthy nations imposed tough...

South Africa’s Gordhan aims for primary balance by 2015

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South Africa will see its budget deficit widen a touch this year to support a weak recovery, but aims to constrain expenditure...

South Africa growth outlook ‘too ambitious’ -Gordhan

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South Africa's projections of about 4 percent growth over the next three years are too ambitious in the current global turmoil, and...

Mozambique economy to grow 7.5 pct in 2012-minister

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Mozambique Finance Minister Manuel Chang forecast the country's economy would grow 7.5 percent in 2012 from a projected 7.4 percent in 2011. In...

South Africa “scratching head” on stabilising rand

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South Africa's government is scratching its head about how to stabilise the volatile rand, whose depreciation benefits sectors such as manufacturing but...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...