Between 1987, when Ben Ali inherited a somewhat broken economy and 2007, Tunisia's growth averaged about five per cent annually.
With only one refinery left open, many fear fuel crisis likely to worsen.
Robots predicted to take over jobs in administrative and clerical areas.
Worst drought on record and weak rand could trigger domino effect for South African economy.
South Africa is in the grips of a severe drought that shows no sign of abating after the driest year on record.
Oil prices in Nigeria have fallen to around $36 per barrel compared to $50 at the beginning of 2015.
The move is in line with its efforts to increase its footprint in London's bullion market.
IMF managing director Lagarde is on a four-day official visit in Nigeria.
Lagarde to meet leaders, stakeholders and policy makers in Nigeria and Cameroon between 4-9 January.
IBTimes UK speaks to Nils Hammar, the CEO of Saltside Technologies.
Thomson joins EasyJet and BA in refusing to fly to Egyptian beach resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Buhari announces increase in domestic and foreign borrowing to face deficit and falling oil prices.
Decision is part of review initiated by Barclays chief executive Jes Staley to turnaround the company.
South Africans start #ZumaMustFall Twitter campaign as finance minister Nhlanhla Nene is unexpectedly fired.
Vietnam and China expected to see the biggest increase in wages.