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Central Bank of Egypt Maintains Interest Rates Amid Economic Challenges

Egypt’s Central Bank (CBE) recently concluded its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, opting to keep interest rates steady. This decision reflects a measured approach towards stabilizing the nation’s economy amidst ongoing uncertainties. During the meeting held on May 23rd, the CBE announced that both the overnight deposit rate and the overnight lending rate would remain […]

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TotalEnergies Commences $6 Billion Offshore Project in Angola

TotalEnergies and its partners have reached a final investment decision (FID) on the $6 billion Kaminho deepwater project in Angola’s Kwanza Basin, marking a significant advancement in the region’s oil industry. The project, located approximately 100km off the coast in 1,700-meter deep waters, involves developing the Cameia and Golfinho fields. The Kaminho project is a […]

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South Africa’s Inflation Eases for Second Straight Month in April

By: South Africa’s headline consumer inflation eased for the second consecutive month in April, providing some respite for the nation’s economy. Statistics South Africa reported on Wednesday that the inflation rate declined to 5.2% year-on-year, down slightly from 5.3% in March. On a monthly basis, inflation was recorded at 0.3% in April, a notable decrease […]

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Vodacom and Orange in Talks for African Infrastructure Deals

 South African telecom leader Vodacom and French telecom giant Orange are in discussions to establish infrastructure partnerships across Africa, aiming to reduce connectivity costs and enhance rural access. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the potential agreements would involve sharing infrastructure in overlapping markets, including Egypt and Congo. This collaboration seeks to make network rollout […]

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Central Bank of Nigeria Pledges to Maintain Rate Hike to Tame Inflation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reiterated its commitment to addressing the nation’s rising inflation through continued interest rate hikes. Governor Olayemi Cardoso, in a recent interview with the Financial Times, assured that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is dedicated to implementing necessary measures to stabilize the economy. Cardoso emphasized a strategic return to […]

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Nigeria Launches Mineral Resources Portal to Attract Global Investors

Nigeria has launched a new online portal aimed at providing detailed information about the country’s mineral resources to potential investors. The Nigeria Mineral Resources Decision Support System (NMDSS) is designed to streamline access to data on Nigeria’s geological and mineral wealth, making it easier for investors worldwide to make informed decisions. The mining minister, Dele […]

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Federal Government of Nigeria Proposes Tax Relief for Small Businesses

In a move aimed at bolstering Nigeria’s informal sector, the Federal Government is set to introduce significant tax reforms. Mr. Taiwo Oyedele, chairing the Presidential Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms Committee, unveiled this initiative during the committee’s closing session in Abuja. The proposed reforms target the bulk of businesses in the informal economy, offering tax […]

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IFC and World Bank Partner to Foster Private Sector Growth in Egypt

Egypt’s economic development took center stage during the recent “IFC Day in Egypt” conference, where key stakeholders convened to discuss strategies for enhancing the country’s private sector. Led by Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir, alongside ministers, officials, and business leaders, the event, organized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), highlighted the strategic partnership […]

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Uganda’s Tax Policy Sparks Trade Tensions with Kenya

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s recent announcement regarding taxation policies has ignited a trade dispute with Kenya. Museveni defended Uganda’s decision to increase taxes on agricultural imports from Kenya, emphasizing its strategic importance in bolstering Uganda’s economy. Under Uganda’s revised tax policy, consumer goods face increased taxation while essentials for production and industrialization remain exempt. Museveni […]

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