Despite government hopes of Mauritius becoming a high-income country by the end of the decade, analysts fear the downturn in the key sugar and tourism industries, sparked by the European economic crisis, mean it will miss its 2020 target. Meanwhile, the financial sector remains under pressure due to concerns over the future of a crucial tax treaty.
- Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:16
There was heavy police presence in the South African city of Polokwane ahead of a court appearance by an outspoken opposition leader facing fraud charges.
- Monday, 29 September 2014 13:54
Governance in African nations is improving at a slower pace and economic improvements are contributing less to its progress, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance showed on Monday.
- Thursday, 25 September 2014 17:10
- Crystal Oderson in Cape Town
South Africa's opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), says a recent nuclear deal between Russia and the African nation must be opposed to "the bitter end".