Zimbabwe’s scaled-back Christmas celebrations

Most Zimbabweans have been unable to afford Christmas treats because of soaring inflation, writes the BBC’s Shingai Nyoka from the capital, Harare. Two women with large trolleys had come prepared to stock up for the holiday season, but they looked at each other in dismay. “What kind of a party are we going to have?” one asked the other. They were staring at a notice … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s scaled-back Christmas celebrations

Iran’s economy since the nuclear accord came into effect

— China, South Korea and Turkey remain Iran’s top three trading partners                        — Ordinary Iranians got almost no benefit from nuclear deal   The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers – the US, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany – lifted international sanctions on Iran’s economy, including those on oil, … Continue reading Iran’s economy since the nuclear accord came into effect

Can Africa be the big Brexit winner?

Can Africa be the big Brexit winner? Starting at next week’s Commonwealth summit, smart moves from both sides could benefit the UK and Africa. BY RONAK GOPALDAS Following the 2016 Brexit referendum, Britain needs to forge new and strong strategic alliances and trade relationships. Where and how does Africa feature in this equation? Despite significant challenges, both Britain and Africa could emerge as winners from … Continue reading Can Africa be the big Brexit winner?