$2.2 billion – General Electric (GE) has expressed interest in acquiring a Nigeria railway concession project worth around $2 billion.
1.7% – World trade will expand by just 1.7%, in the the latest WTO (World Trade Organisation) quarterly estimate. The
$4 billion – The construction of the $4 billion Chinese-funded electric railway, linking Ethiopia’s capital along its main trading route
187 km – Nigeria unveiled the 187 km Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge railway (SGR) on Tuesday. The rail link is designed
1.5 billion – South Africa’s Transnet, plans to spend R21.8 billion ($1.5 billion) over the next seven years to increase
34th – SAA (South African Airways) has dropped seven places from position 34th in 2015 to 41st in 2016. The
$700 million – Zimbabwe imports $700 million worth of goods from South Africa, the country’s largest importer. Zimbabwe is trying
$2.1 billion – Kenya is set to start construction on a $2.1 billion crude pipeline, after the East African country signed
2 decades – KFC quits Botswana after two decades, as the economy struggles with the downturn in the commodity boom.
$2 each – Tomatoes are trading for $2 each at local markets in Kaduna, Nigeria. A moth called Tuta absoluta,