AfCFTA 2020: The Real Deal?


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Top African Stories 

  • Morocco's unemployment rate slips to 9.2% in 2019: Morocco's unemployment rate dropped slightly last year to 9.2% from 9.5% in 2018, the planning agency said on Wednesday, as heavy job losses in rural areas were offset by gains in towns and cities. Read More


  • Saudi Telecom must offer to buy remaining 45% in Vodafone Egypt - regulator: Saudi Telecom Co (STC) must offer to buy the 45% of Vodafone Egypt owned by Telecom Egypt if it goes ahead with a $2.4 billion purchase of Vodafone Group's stake in the company, Egypt's financial regulator said.  Read More


  • Trafigura to take 100% control of its Zimbabwe fuel import business: Commodities trader Trafigura will take control of its Zimbabwe business after buying out local partner Sakunda Holdings, which is owned by a businessman close to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. Read More


  • Qatar Airways in talks to buy 49% RwandAir stake, interested in increasing LATAM investment: Qatar Airways is in talks to buy a 49% stake in Africa's RwandAir, and is interested in doubling its holding in LATAM Airlines Group to 20%, its chief executive said. Read More


  • South African retailer Edcon sells 167 CNA stores: South African retail group Edcon said on Tuesday it was selling stationery business CNA to a consortium majority owned by Astoria Investments. Read more


  • S.Africa's Eskom and Transnet in talks on coal supplied by rail: South Africa's heavily indebted state power firm, is in talks with Transnet to increase the tonnage and lower the price of coal transported by rail, the state logistics firm said. Read more  


Looking Forward



Jan-2020 Inflation Rate - February 19th



Jan-2020 Inflation Rate - February 12th



Dec-19 Overseas Remittances - February 17th

Dec-19 Money Supply - February 19th



Policy Rate Decision - February 26th



Jan-2020 Inflation Rate - February 21st



Jan-2020 Inflation Rate - February 17th

Q4-19 GDP - February 24th



Jan-2020 Inflation Rate - February 15th


South Africa

Q4-19 Unemployment Report - Feb. 11th

Jan-2020 Inflation Rate - February 19th

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