Zimbabwe:Market Slips Further As Political Uncertainties Continue

[263Chat] Political upheavals that followed the July 30 harmonized elections have heavily impacted on the Zimbabwean market which continued to slide with the benchmark All Share Index retreating by 2.11% to settle at 111.78 points while the Industrial Index shed 2.06% to settled at 378.88 points.
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Egypt:Egypt Prepares 4mw Solar Power Project for Uganda’s Renewable Energy

[The Exchange] The business environment in Uganda is proving to be more conducive for investors with more investments lining up for a share of the economy.
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Zimbabwe:Aquaculture Export Volumes Down 12%

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's fish exports volumes declined 12 percent between February and April 2018 from the prior comparable period due to high business costs, official figures from the Livestock and Meat Advisory Council (LMAC) show.
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Angola:Inflation Reaches 1.2% in July

[ANGOP] Luanda -Inflation, measured through the National Consumption Price Index (IPCN), recorded last July an increase of 1.2 per cent.
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Zimbabwe:Govt’s Own Goals Leave Re-Engagement Process On Shaky Ground

[The Source] With a series of own goals, the government has driven its re-engagement plan towards, if not actually onto, the rocks. To win over the international community, President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ZANU-PF party needed credible, if not free and fair, elections. For a time, it seemed they were succeeding but in the immediate aftermath of election day, hopes of a relatively smooth path to re-engagement began to fade.
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Zimbabwe:A Nearly Cashless Country Tests the Limits of Mobile Money

[New Zimbabwe] Imagine a world with no money.
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President Trump’s Global Gag Rule endangers lives in Africa

US President Donald Trump reintroduced and expanded the Global Gag Rule to curb access to abortion services. A decision taken in far-away Washington has dire implications for African women.
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South Africa:Rand Rout Threatens Fuel Price Stability, Warns AA

[News24Wire] Substantial rand weakness could undo recent fuel price stability, the Automobile Association (AA) warned on Wednesday.
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Uganda:China to Invest $620 Million in Uganda’s Largest Mining Project

[The Exchange] The bilateral relations between China and Uganda is paying off handsomely, as the latter is looking to increase its investments in the East African nation. China has been a long time supporter of African countries and the recent visit in June by China's top political advisor Wang Yang affirmed the healthy relationship between the two. His tour was to facilitate stronger cooperation with their trading partner to improve infrastructure investment.
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Zimbabwe:Development Bids Us to Put Politics Behind Us

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has appealed to Zimbabweans to put election politics behind them and start working together to accelerate economic growth and development.
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