Spread This News HARARE East Member of Parliament (MP), Tendai Biti has said Finance Prof. Minister Mthuli Ncube should have dollarized the economy as the opposition politician condemned the 2023 budget as "cruel and anti-people". On Thursday, Ncube proposed a $4,5 trillion budget, which Biti - a former finance minister...Read more
Ethiopia and Tigray rebels have signed a peace deal but not before two years of ferocious fighting and economic devastation. Amidst the war and a pandemic, Addis Ababa's GDP slowed from 9% in 2019 to 6.1% in 2020, 6.2% in 2021. The IMF predicts growth of just 3.8% in 2022....Read more
Ghana is set to reduce the rate of the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy to 1 percent from 1.5 percent. As part of the review of the e-levy act, however, the GHS 100 daily threshold meant to cushion vulnerable people will be removed. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta made this announcement during...Read more
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