Tag Archives: The Guardian

Ethiopia hailed as ‘African lion’ with fastest creation of millionaires

Michael Buerk’s famished Ethiopia of 1984 has become a nation achieving 93% GDP growth in six years, finds study

“Dawn. And as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside …

Emerald miner loses fifth of market value on Zambian anti-corruption plans

London-listed Gemfields warns that Zambia’s plans to clean up the gemstone trade will put its profitability at risk

The world’s biggest emerald miner lost almost a fifth of its market value on Monday after warning …

£5bn illegally taken out of Zambia over past decade, says report

Campaigners say most of the siphoned money ends up in tax havens and can be traced to mining multinationals

More than £5bn has been illegally siphoned out of Zambia over 10 years, with most of …

Zambian minister under investigation over Trafigura contract

Zambian justice minister denies allegations multinational commodities trader paid his firm to secure $500m fuel contract

Trafigura, the multinational commodities trading company, is embroiled in an investigation into a Zambian government minister who is accused …

Zambian miners kill Chinese supervisor and injure another in pay dispute

Workers angry over mining company’s failure to raise wages in line with a directive from the Lusaka government

Zambian miners killed a Chinese supervisor and seriously wounded another on Saturday in a pay dispute at …

US evangelical Christians accused of promoting homophobia in Africa

Liberal thinktank says rightwingers are aggressively targeting the continent with an anti-abortion and anti-gay agenda

Christian evangelical groups in the US are attempting a “cultural colonisation” of Africa, opening offices in numerous countries to promote …

Aids breakthrough as study says treatment should cost less

Clinton Foundation delivers report showing cost of treating people with HIV is four times less than previously thought

Lack of money can no longer be considered a reason – or an excuse – for failing …