Sub-Saharan Africa


REVEALED: The cheapest country to buy 1GB of mobile data

2019-03-06 06:02

Ten out of the 50 cheapest countries in the world for mobile data are in sub-Saharan Africa, a study has revealed.

World Bank cuts SA's economic growth forecast

2018-10-03 14:58

The World Bank has cut SA’s economic growth forecast for 2018 from 1.4% to 1%.

IMF sees strong GDP growth for sub-Saharan Africa but warns on debt

2018-05-09 15:36

Stronger global growth and higher commodity prices will help lift gross domestic product growth in sub-Saharan Africa, but debt levels pose a serious threat, according to an IMF report.

Sub-Saharan Africa needs solid growth plans to avoid hard landing – IMF

2017-09-12 08:54

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa require strong and sustainable growth plans to ensure periods of sharp growth don’t end in a hard landing, a working paper by the International Monetary Fund argues.

Sub-Saharan Africa's growth prospects still fragile - IMF

2017-05-09 16:41

Once-off factors are likely to drive a modest economic rebound in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Africa needs strong policies to tap into potential, says IMF

2017-04-24 19:27

The IMF says sub-Saharan Africa is a region of tremendous potential and will be able to tap into this potential in the coming years.

Low growth, politics pose risk to sub-Saharan countries - Moody's

2017-01-10 10:00

Rating agency Moody’s says liquidity stress, low growth and political risk are contributing to the negative outlook placed on sub-Saharan African countries.

'Slow grower SA' still has a chance - report

2016-09-18 13:04

Although South Africa was grouped with Arab Spring countries as a "slow grower" the agri-processing and manufacturing sectors present opportunities for growth.

Over 41 million face hunger in Sadc region due to drought

2016-06-16 16:22

More than 41.4 million in the Southern African Development Community are food insecure and about half of them need urgent help after the worst regional drought in 35 years.

IMF sees sub-Saharan Africa growth near two-decade low in 2016

2016-05-03 09:35

The IMF says economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will likely slow this year to its weakest in nearly two decades, hurt by a slump in commodity prices and drought.

 

World Bank projects paltry GDP growth for SA in 2019

2019-01-09 12:55

South Africa’s real GDP growth will expand by a paltry 1.3% in 2019, according to a World Bank projection, putting it among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa.

IMF: Nigeria, South Africa set to boost sub-Saharan Africa’s economy

2018-07-16 20:00

The IMF has revised the growth rate of sub-Saharan Africa’s economy to 3.8% for 2019, up from April’s growth projection of 3.7%.

Sub-Saharan Africa may miss out on demographic dividend - World Bank

2018-02-09 10:32

The "demographic dividend" from population growth can only be realised by means of rapid investment in infrastructure and education, says the World Bank.

SA still has most subsidiaries in Africa but rivals catching up

2017-05-10 06:02

South African companies have the highest number of subsidiaries in the rest of Africa market but competition is fast rising from Kenyan and Nigerian firms, says the IMF.

Sub-Saharan Africa 'left behind' in economic connectedness - report

2017-05-05 16:38

Sub-Saharan countries are among the least connected ones in the world with regional connectedness lagging other areas by a wide margin, according to the Visa Africa Integration Index.

World Bank projects modest growth for sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

2017-01-12 17:25

The World Bank expects South Africa’s GDP to grow at 1.1% this year, but cautions inflationary pressures and unemployment will continue to weigh on consumer spending.

Sub-Saharan Africa unlikely to feed itself by 2050 - study

2016-12-14 11:22

Africa south of the Sahara is unlikely to meet cereal demand through yield increases alone and supportive policies will be key to feeding growing populations, a study has found.

Fund on hiring spree for R8.76bn African finance venture

2016-08-16 07:49

A new development-finance venture plans to hire as many as 20 people, including analysts, to manage its investments and help it spend another R4bn in acquisitions.

World Bank: Problems for SA, Nigeria

2016-06-09 18:42

Investment and capital inflows into sub-Saharan Africa will likely continue to slow down as European banks turn to Asia for lending activities, warns the World Bank.

Peace key for tourism in SSA, says Zim minister

2016-04-07 11:22

Sub-Saharan Africa must harness peace as its chief dividend to attract overseas tourists, Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s minister of tourism and hospitality, has told Fin24.

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