The World Bank signaled its approval for recent reforms in Ethiopia with $1 billion in budgetary aid that will be disbursed over the next four months.
South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy continues to be adored by many around the world.   The transition, however, has delivered little for the majority in the country of 55 million people. 
Experts in fishery believe investing in fish production by involving more stakeholders would help boost socio-economic development at household and national levels. It has been well documented that Lake Malawi’s fish biodiversity is unmatched worldwide.  The lake harbors more than 1,000 species of fish. Chambo species, said by locals to be the “most” delicious and juiciest fish, can only be found in Lake Malawi. Despite this, people living in the lake’s vicinity continue to face economic hardships.
A 5 billion kwacha cotton ginnery located in the eastern region district of Balaka opened last January and is expected to increase production for small-scale farmers.  The ginnery, which is one of three in the country, is also estimated to provide employment directly and indirectly to about 3,000 people from Balaka and the eastern region. Two other ginneries are located in the Karonga and Chikwawa districts.
Business experts describe efficient and consistent telecommunication services as being among the major drivers of business sector growth in any economy. The business community and citizens in Malawi are facing long standing telecommunication challenges and inefficiencies by telecommunication operators, rendering negative effects on the business environment, therefore contributing to the dwindling of the already crippled economy.
The Malawi government and economists are encouraging consumers to buy and use locally made products to support the crumbling economy and the country's depreciating currency.
Recent rain shortages and possible effects of El Niño may intensify food insecurity in Ethiopia.
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