Africa Business World 

World Bank cuts growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa

Economic growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa for 2019 to 2021 has been cut by the World Bank by 0.2 percentage points. Earlier projection by the bank was promising but the latest cut according to the banks is due to slowdown in fixed investment and policy uncertainty in the global economy. The World bank stressed that the economy of sub-Saharan Africa will hit 2.6% this year. That is a cut from a 2.8% projection in April. Growth would however rise to 3.1% in 2020 and 3.2% in 2021, the bank’s latest…

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Tobacco Farming in Malawi Green Tech Health Advice Southern Africa 

Efforts of the Tobacco Industry in Southern Africa to Support Sustainability

The production and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products are firmly in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regulatory crosshairs and with good reason; however, this is not likely to prevent people from smoking. While the WHO is welcome to put forward arguments and provide evidence on the dangers of exposure to tobacco smoke and use of tobacco products, it remains an individual decision to smoke or not to smoke in a free world. Furthermore, we must concede that tobacco farming is an important industry in many parts of the world,…

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