Saudi Arabia hosts kingdom's first Africa summit, to boost ties, promote stability

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2023

Saudi Arabia is hosting its first ever Africa Summit, underscoring Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's (MbS) growing focus on African affairs.

Putin slams door shut on any quick revival of Black Sea grain deal

bne IntelIiNews September 4, 2023

Meeting with Turkish counterpart Erdogan produces no tangible sign that Moscow is preparing to budge on allowing Ukrainian ships safe passage.

Zimbabwe decides: What you need to know about the August 23 election

bne IntelliNews August 22, 2023

The vote is tantamount to a referendum on Emmerson Mnangagwa, who seeks a second term after, critics say, failing to steady the economy, stem inflation, or halt the flight of its people abroad to find work.

Zimbabwe prepares to launch gold-backed digital currency

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2023

Zimbabwe is preparing to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC), its latest effort to come up with a viable national currency and contain inflation.

Zambia and Zimbabwe turnarounds display drastic dichotomy

Gary Kleiman of Kleiman International Consultants August 7, 2023

While Zambia has the outlines of a new debt beginning, Zimbabwe has yet to begin to dig out from political and financial choices that have isolated it from global capital markets and its own people.