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Covid-19 threatens Southern Africa’s tobacco industry

Restrictions on movement, border closures and a complete ban on cigarette sales in South Africa during lockdown are posing problems for tobacco farmers and traders in Southern Africa, as Tendai Marima reports ...Read More

Botswana mining operations resume

Gaborone- Plans are already underway to re-start operations at different mining sites in Botswana after they were on hold following a national lockdown in April this year. ...Read More

Corn Harvest Rises 70% in Zambia, Recovering From Epic Drought

Zambia’s corn production expanded by about 70% this year after good rains followed a historic drought in the previous season, making agriculture the one economic sector that might grow in 2020. ...Read More

Coronavirus to cut S.Africa's 2020 mining output by 8-10% -industry body

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa’s mining production is likely to fall by between 8% and 10% this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO of industry body the Minerals Council said on Tuesday. ...Read More

Removal of banks from sanctions hailed

Bankers, farmers and economists have praised the full removal of Agribank and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) from the US sanctions list, saying the development will help the agriculture sector, which is critical in turning around the economy. ...Read More

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