Tag Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

03Jan/16

A review of how African economies performed in the second half of 2015

African growth was at its weakest in six years and analysts warned that things could get worse if the global economy continues to struggle. The IMF reported that the continent was likely to grow 3.75 percent this year and 4.25 percent next, a big drop from the years before and after the 2008/2009 financial crisis. China’s investment slowdown, and low commodity prices affected support to growth.

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26Dec/15

Zambian consumers tighten belts for Christmas

A struggling currency, power shortages and rising food prices are all the things Zambians did not ask for this Christmas. The festivities are expected to be more moderate this year as consumers spend less in the face of economic woes.

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09Oct/15

Africa’s GDP growth to slow to 3.7 pct this year, World Bank

Economic growth is set to slow in Sub-Saharan Africa to 3.7 percent this year from 4.6 percent in 2014, its weakest pace since 2009, mainly due to the drop in commodity prices, the World Bank has said in its latest Africa pulse report.

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28Sep/15

Tanzanian scientist invents low-cost water filter

ARUSHA, TANZANIA (REUTERS) – It’s good enough to drink, but just seconds before this water was full of dirt and bacteria.

Tanzanian scientist Askwar Hilonga has created this filter. He says it removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, micro-organisms and viruses.
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20Sep/15

Google Maps virtual feature to help conserve elephants in Kenyan park

Google has launched Kenya’s first virtual tour of a game reserve at the the Samburu National Park through its Street View feature to boost wildlife conservation efforts. Elephants are a key tourist attraction in Kenya but are also a prime target for poachers who kill them for their tusks. Experts say that more than 30,000 elephants are killed every year in Africa.
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