19/03 Kenya's central bank cut base interest rates for the first time since September 2016 on Monday, fuelling talk that a government cap on commercial lending rates introduced in the same month will be modified or removed soon.  Full story
16/03 Angola's inflation slowed to 21.47 percent year-on-year in February compared with 22.72 percent in January, data on the national statistics agency's website showed on Friday.  Full story
15/03 Namibia's consumer inflation slowed to 3.5 percent year-on-year in February from 3.6 percent a month before, official data showed on Thursday.  Full story
14/03 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved a three-year, $157.6 million credit facility for Burkina Faso, in part to help boost security after a spate of attacks by Islamist insurgents.  Full story
19/03 Mozambique will meet its commercial creditors on Tuesday in London to present proposals on how to restructure its huge debts, but Eurobond holders and analysts expressed little confidence on how much. . .  Full story
16/03 Caps on commercial interest rates in Kenya are unsustainable and the government plans to modify them without driving up lending rates, Finance Minister Henry Rotich said on Friday.. . .  Full story
15/03 Zimbabwe's consumer price inflation slowed to 2.98 percent year-on-year in February from 3.52 percent in January, data from the national statistics agency showed on Thursday.. . .  Full story
14/03 Nigeria's total national debt grew to 21.7 trillion naira ($70.92 billion) at the end of December 2017, the director-general of Nigeria's Debt Management Office told a news briefing on Wednesday. It. . .  Full story
14/03 Ghana's annual consumer price inflation edged up to 10.6 percent in February from 10.3 percent the previous month, mainly driven by an increase in fuel prices, the statistics office said on. . .  Full story
14/03 Annual inflation in Nigeria fell to its lowest level in almost a year in February and slowed for a 13th month in a row led by decelerating food prices, the statistics office said on. . .  Full story
14/03 Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 14.33 percent in February, slowing for the 13th month in a row and driven by a decline in the pace of food price increases, the. . .  Full story
14/03 Kenyan fuel distributor KenolKobil said on Wednesday its full year pretax profit for 2017 rose slightly to 3.68 billion shillings ($36.33 million) from 3.54 billion shillings a year earlier, helped. . .  Full story
13/03 Nigeria plans to raise 70 billion naira ($222 million) via a sovereign bond sale next week, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Tuesday, less than it has sold at previous auctions.. . .  Full story
13/03 Rwanda's economy grew 6.1 percent last year, accelerating slightly from 5.9 percent in 2016, boosted by better performances in agriculture and other sectors, the statistics office said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
12/03 Ivory Coast's consumer prices fell 0.6 percent year-on-year in February, down from 0.2 percent inflation in January, data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Monday.. . .  Full story
12/03 Kenya will sell five-year and 20-year Treasury bonds worth a total 40 billion shillings ($396 million) this month, the central bank said on Monday.. . .  Full story
12/03 Mozambique’s annual consumer price inflation slowed to 2.93 percent year-on-year in February from 3.84 percent in January, the National Institute of Statistics said on Sunday.. . .  Full story
10/03 Tanzania's President John Magufuli has ordered the country's central bank not to bail out any struggling banks as East Africa's third-largest economy tries to control rising bad debts in the sector.. . .  Full story
10/03 Democratic Republic of Congo's economy is stabilising as commodity prices rebound, its central bank said on Friday, reiterating its forecast for 5.2 percent growth this year.. . .  Full story
09/03 Angola's central bank left its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 18 percent at a February meeting of its monetary policy committee, the regulator said in a notice posted on its website. . .  Full story
08/03 Kenyan bank KCB Group plans to set up its own mobile payment platform this year to handle the jump in transactions via phones, its CEO said after reporting 2017 results.. . .  Full story
07/03 Nigeria's parliament passed legislation on Wednesday meant to help authorities tackle money laundering and funding for terrorism by allowing its financial intelligence unit to operate free of state control.. . .  Full story
07/03 Seychelles inflation edged up to 4.88 percent in the year to February from 4.5 percent in the previous month, the statistics office said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
07/03 Namibia's economy contracted in 2017 by 0.4 percent but is expected to recover and expand by 1.2 percent in 2018 and by double that the year after as a return of. . .  Full story
07/03 Sierra Leone voters queued for hours in steamy humidity on Wednesday to elect a new leader they hope will end years of economic crisis caused by twin shocks of a commodities. . .  Full story
07/03 Uganda has ditched a long-standing plan to liberalise private-sector pensions after concluding the reform would hand foreign firms an advantage over their local counterparts.. . .  Full story
07/03 Congo Republic's economic growth will recover to 4 pct in 2018, compared with 2 percent contraction in 2017, the national credit council said late on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
07/03 Nigerian oil company Oando has dropped its lawsuit against the domestic Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), paving the way for a forensic audit of the firm, the regulator said in a. . .  Full story
06/03 Nigeria's lower house of parliament passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at helping authorities to tackle money laundering and funding for terrorism.. . .  Full story
06/03 Good climate conditions are expected to help Rwanda's economy grow 6.5 percent this year, up from a projected 5.2 percent last year, the central bank governor said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
06/03 Tunisia's central bank raised its key interest rate to 5.75 percent from 5.00 percent on Monday to tackle inflation that has hit the highest level since 1990.. . .  Full story
05/03 Kenya's private-sector activity expanded at a rapid pace last month as output rose and orders increased, a survey showed on Monday, news that will cheer investors after months of election-related contraction. . .  Full story
01/03 Nigeria's Union Bank is working with Citigroup and Renaissance Capital on a planned Eurobond sale, two banking sources told Reuters, following on from its $163 million share sale in the fourth. . .  Full story
01/03 The African Export-Import Bank plans to sell shares worth as much as $1 billion over the next five years to diversify its shareholders and add more private investors to its ownership,. . .  Full story
28/02 The International Monetary Fund expects that Mozambique will not make payments for at least five more years on about $2 billion of loans which led to a default last year, Bloomberg. . .  Full story
28/02 Kenya's year-on-year inflation dipped slightly to 4.46 pct in February, the statistics office said on Wednesday, down from 4.83 percent in January.. . .  Full story

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