By Graça Machel, JOHANNESBURG – Julius Nyerere, the founding president of Tanzania, once said that “unity” will not make Africa rich, but “it can make it difficult for Africa and the African peoples to be disregarded and humiliated.”
By Mohamed Yahya, ADDIS ABABA – Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it’s growing fast. By 2055, the continent’s youth population (aged 15-24), is expected to be more than double the 2015 total of 226 million. Yet the continent remains stubbornly inhospitable… Read More
HARARE, August 3 (The Source) – Zimbabwe and South Africa have culled over a million chickens in a bid to curb the spread of the highly contagious bird flu, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday.
HARARE, July 31 (The Source) – Alarmed Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) officials are set to meet from Wednesday following an outbreak of the highly contagious bird flu in key markets of South Africa and Zimbabwe.
HARARE, July 21 (Reuters) – A Zimbabwean farmers’ union leader warned white South African farmers they should agree a deal to share land with the black majority before they suffer the same fate as neighbours in Zimbabwe who were violently removed from their properties. Land… Read More
HARARE, July 20 (The Source) – Platinum production at Unki Mine for the second quarter to June 30 rose 10 percent to 19,500 ounces compared to 17,800 ounces in the same period last year largely on improved efficiencies at the mine.
HARARE, July 20 (The Source) – The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has outperformed its regional bourses in the year to date as locals sought to cover in equities from a currency crisis, with both the industrial and mining index advancing 100,54 percent and 179,13 percent… Read More
HARARE, July 19 (The Source) – Small-scale miners have raised concerns over poor chrome prices offered by state-owned, entities Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) and Applebridge, which they say are not in line with international market prices.
By Akinwumi Adesina – Water is essential for life, and yet it is scarce in many parts of the world. Owing to the effects of climate change, Africa is experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria.
BULAWAYO, July 4 (The Source) — Zimbabwe’s trade deficit stood at $1,01 billion in the first five months of the year, a slight improvement from $1,12 billion last year, according to the latest data from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat). Imports stood at $2,14… Read More
MUTARE, July 4 (The Source) – Mutare Bottling Company (MBC) says its revenue declined by 20 percent while sales volumes slumped by 17 percent in the period between 2014 and 2016, as cheap imports from Mozambique flooded the eastern region, its catchment area. MBC, which… Read More
By Kuda Chideme, HARARE, July 4 (The Source) – Six private investors, including SMH Rail Malaysia and South Africa’s Transnet on Tuesday submitted bid documents for a $400 million tender to recapitalize Zimbabwe’s struggling rail company. National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), the country’s sole railway… Read More
HARARE, June 21 (The Source) – Zimbabwe takes its hunt for foreign direct investment (FDI) to South Africa, and will host an ease of doing business conference in the neighbouring country later this week, organisers have said.
By Brahima Coulibaly , Washington D.C. – By some estimates, automation threatens over half of all jobs in OECD countries. And now that the employment challenge is coming into focus, the scramble for solutions has begun. For example, Bill Gates has called for a tax… Read More
VICTORIA FALLS, June 20 (The Source) – South Africa’s privately owned Airlink will launch its maiden direct flight between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls on July 2, aviation officials said on Tuesday. It will be the third airline flying into Victoria Falls following the $150 million… Read More