With the right announcements the markets would react positively, support the government in seeking growth, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Eskom, struggling under the weight of about $30bn in debt, has been hurt by poor management, not lack of investment, says AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly spent more than half a million US dollars 'to mend fences with the Mugabes', and Zimbabwe's MDC leader says he will be inaugurated this week.
A year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows; 'Time to rebuild a country'.
Nigeria's government this week launched a master plan to lift it out of recession, hoping to hit 7.0% growth by 2020, but economists believe the programme sets the bar too high.
Electricity shortages, low commodity prices and low consumer and business confidence will continue to restrain economic growth, says the African Development Bank.
The African Development Bank is set to help Zimbabwe settle its arrears to the bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Zimbabwe has received a $108m grant from the African Development Bank to improve electricity and water supplies.
Three cities in South Sudan will get access to an electricity grid after the African Development Bank approved a $26m grant.
The annual Economic Outlook programme predicts that Africa's economy will grow by 4.8% this year and accelerate to 5.3% in 2014.
Zimbabwe's economy will grow by 6.3% this year driven mainly by agriculture and mining, the finance minister has said, as the government seeks to boost growth after the fall of Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe's newly sworn-in finance minister says he plans to reintroduce the Zimbabwe dollar and accelerate plans to repay the country's debt, in a bid to revive the battered economy.
Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) has said.
Africa is unlikely to fall into the type of unsustainable debt trap seen in the 1990s despite a spike in borrowing and widening budget deficits, says the AfDB.
Strong investment flows to Africa will sustain high economic growth on the continent even amid low oil prices and a slowdown in China, the African Development Bank head says.
Zimbabwe should fix its business environment and make the economy conducive for investment to unlock its growth potential, says the African Development Bank.
More than one in three Africans have entered the middle class in the past decade, with numbers set to increase thanks to rapid economic growth, a study shows.
An African Development Bank survey has placed South Africa among the ten slowest-growing countries in Africa this year, according to a report.
The African Development Bank president says the continent is recovering well from the global crisis and should attain 6% growth in 2011.
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