29-Sep-2020 to 17:06

Senegal eyes double-digit growth rate as early as 2023

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Despite the severe impact of the health crisis on its economy, Senegal should achieve a growth rate of 5.2 percent in 2021 and should reach more than 13 percent by 2023 thanks to the adjustment of the second Priority Action Plan (PAP II) of the Emerging Senegal Plan (PES), President Macky Sall said Tuesday in Diamniadio, Dakar.

Read more

29-Sep-2020 to 17:03

Morocco expects economy to contract by 5.8% due to COVID-19, drought

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — The Moroccan economy is expected to contract by 5.8 percent due to the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and drought, the Minister of Economy, Finance and Administrative reform, Mohamed Benchaaboun, said Monday.

Read more

29-Sep-2020 to 15:15

Over 10m S/Africans are jobless – Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa's unemployment rate has declined to 10.3 million people or 23.3 percent of the working population in the second quarter of 2020, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.

Read more

28-Sep-2020 to 23:46

UEMOA: Apex bank in 1.3-percent growth projections

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is expected to grow by 1.3 percent in 2020, up from 6.1 percent in 2019, according to a statement of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) shared with APA on Monday.

Read more

28-Sep-2020 to 16:14

Ethiopia Airlines earns $3.9b in revenue despite pandemic.

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopian Airlines said it has earned $3.9 billion in revenue in the concluded Ethiopian fiscal year, which ended on July 7, 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more

28-Sep-2020 to 16:06

EgyptAIr to resume flights to Kigali in October

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Egypt’s national carrier EgyptAir is set to operate its first flight from Cairo to Kigali on October.8, the airline said in a statement shared with APA in Kigali on Monday.

Read more

28-Sep-2020 to 13:12

S/Africa to ramp up private sector energy production – Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has put in place measures to enable the private sector to supply nearly 12,000 megawatts of electricity to the national power grid, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

Read more