The G5 Sahel heads of state recently held a summit in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on “Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries”.
Sexual harassment in the informal sector is pervasive, widespread, and alarming. Although the lack of regulation within the sector is a blessing of sorts for small scale traders and artisans, it leaves the women vulnerable to sexual violence and harassment. Something that women in Kampala’s largest markets are fighting to change.
Nigerians had hoped for a technocratic cabinet but the country’s new ministers have not offered a break from previous political appointments.
Turning towards Africa has yielded positive results, but does Mauritius really want to be part of the continent?
Leaders of the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), have formally agreed to name a planned common currency the “ECO”. The currency would be based on a flexible exchange rate regime, coupled with a monetary policy framework focused on tackling inflation.
Now that African countries have signed up for the continental free trade agreement, they must complete the institutional loop by jumpstarting the creation of the African Monetary Fund.
Zimbabwe has a severe energy crisis because its major sources of electricity are struggling to keep up with demand.
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The Zimbabwean government has outlawed the use of all foreign currencies in local transactions. This includes the United States dollar, British pound, South African rand and Botswana pula. The Zimbabwe dollar will now be the sole legal tender in the country.