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16 March 2021
Lusophone African Economies Resume Growth in 2021
The economies of Portuguese-speaking Africa are all expected to recover from last year's losses and resume growth in 2021, with Cabo Verde and Angola the most dynamic, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB).
15 March 2021
African Countries to Trade More With China, After Covid-19
African countries are expected to trade more with China and less with Europe, the United States (US) and India, with Angola having the largest increase, according to a new study.
22 February 2021
African Union Setting Up Infrastructure Fund as Alternative to China
The African Union is setting up a fund to finance the construction of roads, railways and power plants on the continent, turning to new sources of cash other than China.
17 February 2021
Japan Loans USD 668 million to African Development Bank Fund
Japan had signed a 73.6 billion yen (USD 668 million) loan agreement to help replenish the the African Development Bank´s (AfDB) main development fund.
15 February 2021
6 reasons Why Africa’s New Free Trade Area is a Global Game Changer
Connecting 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at $3.4 trillion, the pact comes at a time when much of the world is turning away from cooperation and free trade.
04 February 2021
Guinea-Bissau to Request IMF-Monitored Program
The covid-19 pandemic has disrupted economic activity and public finances in Guinea-Bissau and the country is expected to need an International Monetary Fund (IMF) program soon.
26 January 2021
Portugal and Brazil Economies Recover in 2021 – UN
All Portuguese-speaking economies are expected to recover this year, including the two largest, Portugal and Brazil, according to the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
25 January 2021
China-Financed Highway in Bissau to be Completed in 2023
The airport of Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau, will be connected in 2023 to the locality of Safim, through a highway of 8.2 kilometers, the first in the country, financed by China.
06 January 2021
Brazil, Timor and Cabo Verde Among Fastest Growing Economies in 2021
Brazil, Timor and Cabo Verde will be among the fastest growing economies in 2021, recovering from sharp drops in activity last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the World Bank.
06 December 2020
African Continental Free Trade Area Trading to Start January 2021
African leaders at a summit Saturday approved that trading should start on 1 January next year as scheduled on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement and requested.