31-Mar-2020 to 14:19

Senegal’s January public spending slightly up

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The total expenditure and net loans of the State of Senegal at the end of January 2020 recorded a slight increase of 0.1 percent, compared to the same period of 2019, according to data from the Directorate of Forecasting and Economic Analyses (DPEE).

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31-Mar-2020 to 14:11

S/Africa: Taxman refunds business $133mn since lockdown - Official

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Some US$133 million in tax refunds have been paid out by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to small businesses and taxpayers in South Africa since the country underwent a 21-day lockdown five days ago, the taxman said on Tuesday.

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31-Mar-2020 to 13:35

Kenya’s annualised inflation eases to 6.1 percent in March

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Year-on-year inflation stood at 6.06 percent in March as compared to 6.37 percent the previous month, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) announced on Tuesday.

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31-Mar-2020 to 09:18

Moody’s lauds Kenya’s tax cuts to cushion coronavirus impact

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Global rating agency Moody's on Tuesday lauded the raft of monetary and fiscal policy measures introduced by Kenyan authorities to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy.

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30-Mar-2020 to 14:10

Poor rating triggers slide in S/Africa’s currency - Expert

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s recent ratings downgrading to junk status has led to the local rand currency falling to its lowest level so far, Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim noted on Monday.

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30-Mar-2020 to 14:02

Coronavirus stumps Botswana’s diamond auction

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Diamond giant De Beers has cancelled a diamond auction set for Botswana on Monday, citing the non-availability of international buyers who have failed to travel to the southern African country due global restrictions imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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28-Mar-2020 to 23:26

Gambian police on raid to enforce state of emergency

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambian police have been patrolling cities and towns in the Greater Banjul Area, in ensuring closure of all essential commodity shops as enshrined in the state of emergency declared Friday by President Adama Barrow.

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