Business & Economy

PPE corruption scandal unmasked in South Africa

South Africans donated billions of dollars to protect key workers. But with bank accounts frozen and sports cars seized, questions are being raised about where the money went.  What started as a rallying call for South Africans to stand together…

Tanzania prays Covid downturn away

There was no lockdown, no recession, and just 21 official deaths in Tanzania – which goes to the polls this month. But with the country’s main trading partners reeling from lockdown-induced job losses, Zachary Ochieng asks whether economic contagion might…

Has Africa reached herd immunity?

With early antibody tests revealing the virus may have infected millions more Africans than first thought, Andrea Dijkstra speaks to some of the world’s leading experts and asks whether the fall in hospitalisations and deaths may mean herd immunity is well within…

Hope for safari recovery post Covid

Almost 10 per cent of Africa’s economy relies on the tourism industry, which was shuttered by Covid-19. But, as travel editor and TV tourism expert Jill Starley-Grainger reports, for the millions employed by the safari industry, there is confidence that…

Africa's biggest syringe maker needs power fix

Nigeria’s most successful syringe maker wants the goverment to fix chronic power problem, writes Nsineno May Anthony In 2017, Nigeria’s vice-president Yemi Osibanjo commissioned a $25m plant for syringe and needle manufacture in the southeast of the country. Said to…

Nigeria taps maritime potential

Dakuku Peterside’s appointment as head of the country’s principle maritime agency has already seen the sector play a bigger role in helping improve Nigeria’s economic fortunes. Francis Ezem reports With vast a coastline in excess of 850km, an Exclusive Economic…
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