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Paying the bill: Africa needs to come up with innovative debt...

Rhys Balicholo HARARE – The high levels of debt in African countries are slowing down the development of the economy where seven countries, Zimbabwe included, have...

Emirates reviews free baggage policy

Staff Writer Emirates customers flying to and from any of the airline’s destinations in Africa, including Zimbabwe, can now pack in more into their trips. According...

AfDB, partners renew commitment to end child stunting in Africa

Staff Writer The African Development Bank, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Big Win Philanthropy have renewed their commitment to end child and other forms of malnutrition...

African countries commit to double agricultural productivity

Davison Kaiyo HARARE – Seventeen African heads of state signed on to the commitment to boost agricultural production by doubling current productivity levels through the...

African Banks are small but profitable

The Banker  LONDON – 1 July 2020: African banks are small in world terms but they punch above their weight in profits, according to The Banker’s...

An end to commodity reliance crucial for Africa

Tapiwanashe Mangwiro HARARE-  2020 economic forecasts were mostly upbeat. Everyone raised the prospect of synchronised growth acceleration after the US-China truce, which temporarily halted the...

COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor

Olusegun Obasanjo and Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe ROME, Italy,  – Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the continent...

Mitigating COVID-19’s impact on Africa’s food systems

Atsuko Toda and Martin Fregene We are facing great uncertainty on the African continent. The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus...

Women form backbone of Africa’s economy

Dr. Jennifer Blanke, Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development takes stock and answers three questions about African women and agriculture and gives...

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