Gordhan cuts S.African growth forecasts and calls for calm Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan slashed growth forecasts for the next three years and called on Wednesday for a period of political calm to help the country cope with looming spending cuts needed to avoid credit ratings downgrades.  Full Article

Botswana's growth seen at 4.4 pct annually for next 6 years: government Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana's economy will grow by an average of 4.4 percent annually from April 2017 to March 2023, the National Development Plan presented to Parliament on Wednesday showed.  Full Article  

Nigeria asks Emirates and other airlines not to cut flights Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has appealed to Emirates and other airlines not to scale down operations in the West African country, arguing it was attempting to deal with a currency crisis and fuel shortages that have hit airlines' operations.  Full Article  

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