Zimbabwe's financial crisis hits the farming sector - SA energy firm Eskom urges government debt swap - Finland basic income trial fails to spur unemployed
Land reform has been costly for the Zimbabwean economy. But not for Zambia, where agriculture has benefited from Zimbabwean white commercial farmers. Is this a cautionary tale for South Africa and its land reform plans?
In 2000, Zimbabwe's government expropriated white farmers without compensation. Hyperinflation and food shortages followed. Now the South African government is discussing a similar law. Do the same risks lie ahead?
In a ministerial shake-up South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has reappointed two ministers fired by Jacob Zuma and demoted others. The balancing act is an attempt to appease many factions in his ruling party.
Kenya owes more to China than it does to Western lenders, the traditional source of loans to Africa. As Beijing throws open its credit line to Africa, analysts warn of the risk of a double-debt stranglehold.
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