Debt Suspension to Spur Zambia to Economic Transformation

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono The period between 2011 and 2021, Zambia under the Patriotic Front led government initiated many capital projects which required heavy Moneta investments. Among them was the Link Zambia Programme which was aimed at the construction of massive road networks across the country in order to open many areas of the countryContinue reading “Debt Suspension to Spur Zambia to Economic Transformation”

SNAPSHOT IN HISTORY – THE LESSONS OF THE HUMILIATION AND MURDER OF PATRICE LUMUMBA

By Eugene Makai You have read and heard a lot about the turmoil in Congo 🇨🇩 in the 1960s and the coup against, capture and subsequent murder of its first Prime Minister Patrice Émery Lumumba on 17th January, 1961. The underlying cause of this is hardly emphasized enough. Putting it bluntly it is Western CorporateContinue reading “SNAPSHOT IN HISTORY – THE LESSONS OF THE HUMILIATION AND MURDER OF PATRICE LUMUMBA”

AfCFTA could boost African incomes by 9%, says World Bank report

Full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) could increase FDI by up to 159%, with positive impacts for trade and incomes. Charles Dietz Reforms set in motion by the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could lead to a rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) that would boost incomesContinue reading “AfCFTA could boost African incomes by 9%, says World Bank report”

Only 9 African countries print their currency domestically.

In a continent of about 54 countries, 9 have the capacity to print their own currencies or mint their own coins. Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Algeria, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Sudan, and Zimbabwe are the only countries that have set up private companies and state-owned enterprises printing banknotes. Out of the remainingContinue reading “Only 9 African countries print their currency domestically.”

Belgium King to visit Congo DR

Belgium’s King Philippe on Tuesday begins a historic visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a region cruelly exploited by his ancestors. The six-day trip, at the invitation of President Felix Tshisekedi, comes two years after Philippe expressed to the Congolese leader his “deepest regrets” for the “wounds” of colonisation. The visit, the monarch’sContinue reading “Belgium King to visit Congo DR”

A Breathe of Fresh Air

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono Zambia is a nation endowed with a lot of natural resources and chief among them is that the Country is rich in Mineral Resources. The mining sector has long cede the claim as the major economic contributor to the Gross Domestic Product value of Zambia. The Country has identified sectors suchContinue reading “A Breathe of Fresh Air”

PAN-AFRICAN DIARIES: Zambia -Democratic Republic of Congo Battery Electric Vehicle Value Chain Agreement

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono Former Congolese Prime Minister and Freedom Fighter Patrice Lumumba once retorted that “Political Independence has no meaning if it is not accompanied by Economic and Social Development.” This statement resonates with the plight of many African communities that have yearned to see the full scale benefits of Political Sovereignty. The concernContinue reading “PAN-AFRICAN DIARIES: Zambia -Democratic Republic of Congo Battery Electric Vehicle Value Chain Agreement”

The Five Richest Countries in Africa for 2021

A trivia compilation by Rev Walter Mwambazi Here are the five richest countries in Africa according to GDP-PPP from bottom up for 2021 #5. Gabon $16,559*#4. Botswana $17,163*#3. Equatorial Guinea $18,698*#2. Mauritius $22,311*#1. Seychelles $28,060* As can be seen, Seychelles has more than double the earning capacity and wealth than South Africa factoring in theContinue reading “The Five Richest Countries in Africa for 2021”

IN MEMORY OF MARTA PAYNTER

By Geoff Paynter Yesterday was the 14th anniversary of my mother, Marta’s, passing. Having escaped Nazi repression, she went on to become a journalist, writing in English, a language she taught herself when she met my father. She was adventurous and fearless attending strikes, political rallies, riots and scenes of devastation and even joining mercenariesContinue reading “IN MEMORY OF MARTA PAYNTER”

Most Populated Cities In Africa (2022)

Africa has a Population of close to 1.4 Billion people with Nigeria as the most populous Nation with over 200 million People. Here is a list of Africa’s most populous cities 1. Lagos🇳🇬 21 million people2. Cairo🇪🇬 20.4 million people3 Kinshasa🇨🇩 13.3 million people4. Luanda🇦🇴 6.5 million people 5. Nairobi🇰🇪 6.5 million people 6. Mogadishu🇸🇴Continue reading “Most Populated Cities In Africa (2022)”

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