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Zimbabwe needs $2.5bn for food security

Finance minister Tendai Biti three-year Agriculture Rolling Financing Strategy will align the annual budget provisions with the requirements and timing of the country’s summer agricultural season/Photo/ReutersZimbabwe needs to spend a staggering $2.5bn a year on agriculture to ensure food security under a policy that will be financed from 2012 by a three-year Agriculture Rolling Financing Strategy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:57

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Zimbabwe's supermarket economy – Tendai Biti

Finance Minister, Tendai Biti said some ministers were demanding high per diem rates when travelling on government business/Photo/ReutersZimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti has warned that the appetite for foreign trips by government officials is threatening the country's economic recovery.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2011 09:54

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Ghana's complete digital switchover ahead of time

altGhana's government has approved a policy document and a roadmap to complete a proposed digital switchover by 2014, but the country's Communication Minister says it could be attained a year earlier.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 November 2011 14:23

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Telling companies to mine deeper

Gold mining companies in Ghana have never had it so good, but this mineral wealth has not translated into economic devel/PHOTO 12 / ALAMYopmentCommunities and non-governmental organisations are pressuring mining companies to improve their environmental and social practices while contributing more to state coffers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 01:03

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Asian mega deal for Tanzania

Coal and iron ore mining will be boosted by the Chinese investment/Photo/ReutersChinese companies are providing a much-needed injection of capital to finance key mining and infrastructure projects

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 18:31

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Ghana to train 5,000 physically-challenged persons in computer assembling

The project will train beneficiaries in 45 training centres spread across Ghana/ Photo/ ReutersThe Ghanaian government is set to train 5 000 people living with disabilities in a project worth Ghanaian cedi 21.7 million (US$ 13.3m).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 17:40

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Ethiopia launches six wind power projects

Ethiopia is set to become Africa’s top green power exporter/Photo/ReutersEthiopia has launched six wind power projects and one Geo Thermal Power plant as part of its move to become Africa's top green power exporter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 16:41

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