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Mboweni is sitting on top of Pandora’s Box

Taxpayers braced themselves for the expected bad news in the budget speech on Wednesday: an increase in value-added tax (Vat), an increase in capital gains tax, an increase in personal tax, and a possible increase…

Senegalese peanut farmers cash in [Business Africa]

Bonds and equity transactions have slowed in Central Africa following the creation of the Central African stock exchange. Reports say currently there’s an overall market capitalization of nearly 420 million dollars within the sub-region. The…

Coronavirus: Chinese airline resumes flights to Kenya

The coronavirus was confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 7, 2020. Cases have since been confirmed in several other Asian countries, Europe and the United States. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has…

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Burundi police kill 22 ‘evil-doers’, opposition cries foul

Opposition parties in Burundi are accusing authorities of intimidating, arresting and murdering its members ahead of the May presidential elections. Police on Tuesday said they had killed 22 “evil-doers” near the country’s economic capital, Bujumbura,…