Nigeria’s finance minister Kemi Adeosun explains government’s borrowing plan
Following the completion of a billion dollar Eurobond issue, Nigeria is set to borrow from the World Bank and China to fund a range of infrastructure projects.
Millions risk starvation in Nigeria & Lake Chad region
More than seven million people risk starvation in Nigeria’s insurgency-hit northeastern region and around Lake Chad, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday ahead of a new funding appeal.
‘My take on FG’s economy recovery plan’
For a country of Nigeria’s size a $1 billion Eurobond is really not very impressive. And we talked about it for over a year before we got there.
Post-election fiscal crunch is Ghanaian politics as usual
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has taken power with ambitious plans to revive once spectacular economic growth, only to discover a $1.6 billion hole in the budget and a deficit twice as high as expected.
Nigeria’s quest for oil in Northeast
Oil wasn’t discovered in the North Eastern part of the country. What has happened is that since 1984 there’ve been exploration efforts in North East Nigeria.
Opinion: Economic state of South Africa
Business Leadership South Africa is adamant that the country can make major strides in 2017 to address the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality.
Regional force’s mission in Gambia extended by three months
A West African military operation that pressured Gambia’s long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh, to step down and flee into exile has had its mandate extended by three months, the office of new President Adama Barrow said on Wednesday.
From seeds to markets, maize alternatives face challenges in Zimbabwe
After years of bad maize harvests as a result of worsening drought, farmer Dorothy Chihota switched a few seasons back to growing sorghum, millet, cowpeas and groundnuts on her 50-acre farm in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe district.