BR100 3,789 Decreased By ▼ -10 (-0.27%)
BR30 19,396 Decreased By ▼ -42 (-0.21%)
KSE100 36,679 Decreased By ▼ -66 (-0.18%)
KSE30 15,893 Decreased By ▼ -34 (-0.22%)
COVID-19 TOTAL DAILY
CASES 255,769 2165
DEATHS 5,386 66
Sindh 107,773 Cases
Punjab 88,045 Cases
Balochistan 11,239 Cases
Islamabad 14,315 Cases
KP 31,001 Cases
Zambia's economy to shrink 4.2pc in 2020
Africa

Zambia's economy to shrink 4.2pc in 2020

  • Sectors including mining, energy, construction, manufacturing, tourism, trade and transport were all expected to record poor performances due to COVID-19, Ng'andu said.
  • Before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Zambia had estimated a growth of at least 3% this year, Ng'andu said.
Published 15 Jul, 2020 05:51pm
Sudan hands out cash to ease economic crunch
Africa

Sudan hands out cash to ease economic crunch

  • "The programme is based on supporting 80 percent of the country's population with direct cash support from the state," Essam Abbas, director of the finance ministry's digital transformation agency, told AFP.
Published 14 Jul, 2020 01:11am
Ivory Coast vice president resigns days after PM's death
Africa

Ivory Coast vice president resigns days after PM's death

  • Duncan was leaving for "reasons of personal convenience", Patrick Achi, a top aide to Ouattara.
  • Following Gon Coulibaly's death, Ouattara's RHDP party has said it may ask the president to rethink his decision not to seek another term.
Published 13 Jul, 2020 05:58pm
Mali opposition says one protest leader detained
Africa

Mali opposition says one protest leader detained

  • One protest leader, Issa Kaou Djim, was detained and remains in custody, a spokesman for the M5-RFP opposition coalition said.
  • One protester was killed on Friday and over 20 wounded, according to the coalition. The police have not yet commented.
Published 11 Jul, 2020 05:35pm
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree Nile dam deal in weeks
Africa

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree Nile dam deal in weeks

  • Ethiopia, which is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which worries its downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.
  • Billene Seyoum, a spokeswoman for Ethiopia's prime minister, said that in Friday's agreement there was "no divergence from Ethiopia's original position of filling the dam."
Published 27 Jun, 2020 08:05pm
South African inflation sinks to 15-year low in April
Africa

South African inflation sinks to 15-year low in April

  • South Africa's COVID-19 infections exceeded 100,000 this week, with more than 2,000 deaths, just as government further eased restrictions in a bid to slow an economic free-fall.
  • On a year-on-year basis, only food prices saw an increase, albeit margina
Published 24 Jun, 2020 05:07pm