Zimbabwe to run out of bread in one week as flour stocks dwindle - millers

The southern African nation is in the grip of a severe shortage of U.S. dollars that has sapped supplies of fuel and drugs, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa struggles to live up to pre-election promises to quickly revive the troubled economy.

Reuters Feb 20, 2019

Senegal's modernising president leads field in upcoming election

DAKAR (Reuters) - President Macky Sall is the strong favourite to win Senegal’s election on Sunday, boosted by a modernising first term that propelled economic growth although critics accuse him of jailing his rivals for political gain.

Reuters Feb 20, 2019

Ugandan ruling party backs Museveni re-election bid

KAMPALA (Reuters) - The executive committee of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as its candidate in the next presidential election due in 2021, potentially extending his tenure to 40 years.

Reuters Feb 20, 2019

Zambia's debt weighing on central bank reserves - governor

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Debt servicing costs are putting pressure on Zambia’s central bank reserves, Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya said during a monetary policy committee briefing on Wednesday, after announcing it would keep interest rates unc...

Reuters Feb 20, 2019