Ivory Coast, Ghana push cocoa industry to boost premium payments

Ivory Coast and Ghana asked cocoa and chocolate companies last week to pay more in premiums to support farmers’ wages, the head of Ivory Coast’s industry regulator told Reuters on…

US$260 million Kazungula Bridge set to boost tourism within the region

By Luckmore Safuli THE tourism industry is optimistic that the launch of the 260 million United States dollar Kazungula Bridge will boost tourism in the region and enhance the attractiveness…

Zimbabwe and Zambia seek to unlock value from mining rights held by PAMDC

By Luckmore Safuli Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa have resolved to adopt urgent interventions to fully operationalise the Pan-African Mining Development Corporation (PAMDC) and manage it in the best interest…

Zim, Zambia in bid to clear hydro project plant proposals

By ZBC Reporter Zimbabwe and Zambia are expediting outstanding project proposals for the Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric plant ahead of its take off next year. Project construction activities for the…

Mozambique gas project: Total halts work after Palma attacks

FRENCH energy giant Total has suspended operations at a site exploring a major gas field in northern Mozambique weeks after Islamist militants attacked a nearby town. The company said that…

Wildlife reliant communities struggle to shake off Covid-19 burden

By ZBC Reporter THE hunting industry and wildlife reliant communities are feeling the pinch of the COVID-19 pandemic as they struggle to recover from revenue losses that are threatening development…

Suez Canal: Ever Given container ship finally freed

A giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week has finally been freed after a mammoth salvage operation. Tug boats honked their horns in celebration as…

International football returns to Libya after seven-year hiatus

LIBYA’s national football team lost to Tunisia on Thursday but fans in the eastern city of Benghazi still had reason to cheer as international football returned to Libya after a…

Fears of prolonged Suez Canal blockage drive oil prices higher

OIL prices rose sharply on Friday on mounting concerns that it could take weeks to dislodge a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal, possibly squeezing supplies of crude and…

Suez blockage is holding up $9.6bn of goods a day

THE stranded Ever Given mega-container ship in the Suez Canal is holding up an estimated $9.6bn (£7bn) of goods each day, according to shipping data. This works out at $400m…