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Here’s One Reason America’s Racial Wealth Gap Persists Across Generations

Jennifer Luden August 13, 2022 Angela Chevaux and her husband make a good living in York, Pennsylvania. She’s an insurance claims supervisor and he’s in construction. Yet a recent inheritance from her stepfather changed her life. He left them a retirement account, a life insurance policy, an annuity – and …

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Two African nationals arrested for selling fake visas in Delhi

The accused had come to India on a three-month tourist visa in 2018 but did not return The accused had come to India on a three-month tourist visa in 2018 but did not return Two African nationals have been arrested for allegedly forging fake Indian visas and selling them to …

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CVS Eyes Signify Health will expand its services

CVS is reportedly looking to buy healthcare platform Signify Health, which would allow the pharmacy chain to expand into home healthcare services. Signify has explored “strategic alternatives,” which could include a sale, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday (August 7) ​​citing unnamed sources. The initial offers are …

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Weary and wary Kenyans prepare for national elections

NAIROBI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – East Africa’s economic powerhouse will hold elections on August 9 to choose a new president, parliament, county governors and assemblies. President Uhuru Kenyatta will step down after serving his constitutionally permitted 10 years. Many voters want change, frustrated by corruption and soaring prices. But the …

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African Development Bank Group Appoints Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade as Acting Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery | African development bank

The African Development Bank has appointed Ms. Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, née Ndongo-Seh, as Acting Vice President of its Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, effective August 1, 2022 . Akin-Olugbade, a Cameroonian national, is currently the Managing Director of the Business Development and Delivery Office for the Bank Group’s West …

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Six years of effective leadership @ UBA

Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, GMD, UBA. July 31 (THEWILL) – Mr. Kennedy Uzoka turns six this week, August 1, 2022, in the exalted position of Managing Director/Group Managing Director (GMD/CEO) of the African World Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. When UBA Chairman Mr. Tony Elumelu ‘unveiled’ Mr. Uzoka as …

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The CADTM participates in the European Summer University 2022, in Mönchengladbac, from August 17 to 21

In addition to forums, plenaries and numerous workshops on the main issues we deal with and fight (fiscal and climate justice; defense of public interests commons Commons In economics, commons are characterized by the fact that they belong to the community, as opposed to private or public ownership. In philosophy, …

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NGO offers interest-free loans to 600 women in Ondo

Determined to ensure the financial and economic inclusion of women in society, a non-governmental organization, Dr Rhoda Makinde Initiative (DROMI), has launched an interest-free loan program to support no less than 600 women in small and medium-sized enterprises in Ondo State. The interest-free loan program which is tagged “Let my …

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Is the United States a beacon of human rights for the world?

An American flag flies in front of the dome of the United States Capitol in Washington, January 15, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] Human rights for all are the common pursuit of humanity. While the global cause of human rights has seen rapid progress, the human rights situation in the United States has …

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KCB and equity banking units seek receivership of Kigali business center

By MOSES K. GAHIGI The Rwandan subsidiaries of the Kenyan banks KCB and Equity are requesting the placement in receivership of Kigali Business Center for defaulting on the repayment of a 16 million dollar loan owed to the two lenders. BPR Rwanda – a subsidiary of KCB after the merger …

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How Bank of Industry is driving Nigeria’s industrial growth

  Author: Olukayode Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry July 15, 2022 For any nation, industrialization is the foundation for job creation, poverty reduction and economic growth. As Nigeria’s premier development finance institution (DFI), Bank of Industry (BOI) has a mandate to finance the country’s emerging industrial sector. By providing …

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Unions and banks keep South Africa’s dirtiest utility running

The utility generates most of its electricity from 15 aging coal-fired power plants, for which it has long won waivers on emission limits for soot, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide ( N/A2) When coal reacts with oxygen, it forms small acidic particles – sulfur dioxide – which can enter the …

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Latvia brings back its military project to “reduce the risk” of a Russian attack

Latvia’s Defense Ministry said on Monday the Baltic country was rolling back its military plan to ward off a Russian attack, a move prompted by Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The ministry said in a statement that conscription for males between the ages of 18 and 27 will be phased …

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Accelerating self-financing in French-speaking Africa

Nigerian automotive technology company Autochek has announced the acquisition of CoinAfrique, the leading classifieds platform in French-speaking Africa, to accelerate the penetration of its self-financing services in French-speaking Africa. Autochek aims to create digital solutions that will enhance and enable a seamless and secure automotive commerce experience across Africa. The …

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The G7 fights to present a credible alternative to China’s Belt and Road

Following the global financial crisis of 2008, China had to find ways to deploy its huge foreign exchange reserves and industrial and construction overcapacity. This led to the creation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a multi-trillion-dollar global infrastructure financing program that enabled China to provide dollar-denominated infrastructure loans …

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Pediatrician, two girls killed in North Buffalo fire | Local News

A Buffalo pediatrician and two of his daughters died in a nighttime fire in North Buffalo, according to the Buffalo Fire Department. The mother was in serious condition after inhaling smoke from the fire at 194 Huntington Ave. She was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center. Relatives have …

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Governments and donor agencies around the world are doing a lot to strengthen the formal economy – but not all their efforts are successful | D+C

In developing and emerging economies, governments are struggling to move businesses from the informal to the formal sector. In this context, donor agencies can have both positive and negative influence. This is evident in sub-Saharan Africa for example. The informal economy does not have a good reputation in western industrialized …

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China offers Zimbabwe a modern parliament

By KITSEPILE NYATHI China has gifted Zimbabwe a new, modern parliament building to replace the current structure built during colonial times as Beijing continues to strengthen its influence over the southern African country. The imposing structure spans 33,000 square meters and includes a six-story office complex and a four-story building …

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Policy Watch: why developing countries are calling for science-based adaptation goals

Women carry containers after filling them with water at an abandoned stone quarry in Badama village in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Ritesh Shukla Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 24 – Political will was the missing ingredient at the climate meeting …

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Statement by President Akinwumi A. Adesina, African Development Bank Group: G-7 Ministerial Conference on “United for Global Food Security”, June 24, 2022 [EN/AR/PT] – World

Statement by President Akinwumi A. Adesina, African Development Bank Group: G-7 Ministerial Conference on “United for Global Food Security”, June 24, 2022 [EN/AR/PT] – World

Attachments I would like to thank the ministers Baerbock, Schulze and Cem Ozdemirfor inviting me to this G7 ministerial meeting on global food security. I applaud the leadership of Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the German G-7 Presidency on the “Global Alliance for Food Security”. The African Development Bank will be …

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march to Kigali with over 300 supporters calls on leaders to eliminate malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa | The Guardian Nigeria News

Every two minutes, an African child dies of malaria. The continent represents more than 90% of malaria deaths worldwide and more 40% of global load neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The Kigali Summit is a historic opportunity for world leaders to reaffirm their commitment to ending malaria and NTDs. KIGALI, Rwanda, …

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Jonathan Jackson toasted on social justice issues at town hall

Jonathan Jackson late Monday night gave strong support for social justice issues such as abortion rights and reparations during a town hall meeting held at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church led by Pastor Stephen J. Thurston . The questions were answered by Chicago Crusader journalist Erick Johnson and N’DIGO …

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Nigeria: Faced with inflationary pressures, banks raise maximum lending rate to 27.79%

Following a spike in inflation in April this year, Nigerian banks increased the maximum lending rate on loans and advances to customers from 26.61% in March 2022 to 27.79% in April, indicating an increase of 4.43% or 1.18 basis points. THISDAY’s survey found that Nigerian banks have consequently increased lending …

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Refugees benefit from financial inclusion in Kenya thanks to a microcredit project

Nairobi, Kenya— In Kenya, efforts are underway to better integrate refugees ahead of the planned closure of camps that house more than 400,000 people, mainly from Somalia, South Sudan and Congo. A project, supported by the International Rescue Committee, provides refugees with microloans to start small businesses. Congolese refugee Enock …

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CrossBoundary Energy Access raises $25M from ARCH, Bank of America and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund to fund solar-powered mini-grids in Africa

Cross-Border Energy Access (CBEA) (www.CrossBoundary.com/Energy-Access) will deploy a total of $50 million in capital into its near-term pipeline of solar mini-grid portfolios. The CBEA plans to deploy $150 million to bring clean energy to one million people in Africa. Supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number seven (SDG7), affordable and …

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Senior Advisor to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to explore regulation, financing and gender diversity as part of Africa Energy Week 2022

House ” General ” Senior Advisor to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to explore regulation, financing and gender diversity as part of Africa Energy Week 2022 The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is proud to announce that Sara Al Awadhi, Senior Legal Counsel at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), …

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We can end child labor in Africa. Here’s how.

Children working in Kasulu, Tanzania. (Photo by: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) “We should not wait for development to end child labour. On the contrary, ending child labor is the key to sustainable development. says ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa, Cynthia Samuel Olonjuwon. With 92 million …

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How Zimbabwean Refugees Became One of South Africa’s Top Sommeliers

Erica Platter’s last name will be familiar to anyone familiar with South African wine. A journalist turned winemaker, she and her journalist husband John launched Platter’s 1978 Guide to South African Winesa paperback modeled shamelessly on Hugh Johnson’s annual. The Platters’ guide was initially rejected by the South African winery, …

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Hide Buffalo’s history of racism behind a cloak of unity

Tension choked the air as a three-meter-tall cross, wrapped in gasoline-soaked rags, burned wildly, as if to set the night on fire. The cross burned in the fall of 1980, on Jefferson Avenue, which runs through several black neighborhoods that make up the East Side of Buffalo, New York, and …

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Africa’s first full-service vaccine facility to be built in Senegal — Quartz Africa

Senegal will host Africa’s first full-service vaccine manufacturing plant, after the Pasteur Institute in Dakar and the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced an $80 million financing deal to respond to diseases on the continent. The new facility, dubbed Madiba (Made in Africa for Disease Vaccination and Building Autonomy) will be …

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South Africans to sell stake in Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotels to Kasada Group for $30.4m

The South African company Southern Sun Africa (SSA) is selling its 75.55% majority stake in Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotels, one of Nigeria’s largest business hotels. Nigerian entities hold the remaining 24.45%. The deal is valued at around $30.4 million, including $29.1 million in stock and an additional $1.3 million in …

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Loan shark in court for breach of National Credit Act

A suspected loan shark was recently arrested and appeared in Culcutta Magistrates Court for breaching the Nationa Credit Act. LOAN SHARK ARRESTED IN JOINT OPERATION Major General Zodwa Mokoena, Provincial Head of the Priority Crimes Investigations Directorate, highly commended the integrated multi-disciplinary operation being carried out by the Nelspruit-based Hawks …

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Bankers pressure CBK to approve risk-based loans

Capital markets Bankers pressure CBK to approve risk-based loans Monday, May 30, 2022 The Central Bank of Kenya, Nairobi, on Sunday November 22, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG The banks have asked the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to approve risk-based lending more widely, noting that the current …

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Eyes on EA central banks as major continent economies hike lending rates

By VINCENT OWINO East Africans are watching their central banks as inflationary pressures push major economies across the continent and even the world to raise lending rates. Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and Ghana have recently raised central bank rates citing the need to promote macroeconomic stability. Loan rate It comes …

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TRADE X opens new office in Lagos, Nigeria to meet growing automotive demand in Africa’s largest economy

The TRADE X global automotive trading platform and the new Lagos the facility will link car dealerships in the West African nation to suppliers of North America, Europeand Asia. TORONTO, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TRADE X, a B2B cross-border automotive trading platform based in Ontario, Canadatoday announced the opening …

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Access AFC’s $2 billion facility fund for space projects

Despite funding constraints, space technologies are critical to advancing societal well-being and long-term growth in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) $2 billion facility fund is made available to NewSpace companies and organizations to support space projects for sustainable development. The space economy is an …

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Security concerns and lack of support block Africa’s green wall | world news

By WANJOHI KABUKURU and SAM MEDNICK, Associated Press OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A series of complex challenges, including a lack of funding and political will as well as growing insecurity linked to extremist groups al-Qaida and Islamic State in Burkina Faso, are hampering progress in the Great Green Wall …

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AfDB Board Approves $1.5 Billion Facility to Avert Food Crisis in Africa

the African Development Bank (ADB) The group’s board of directors announced that it had approved a $1.5 billion facility to help African countries avert a looming food crisis on the continent. In a statement issued by the bank on Friday, the bank said that with the disruption of food supplies …

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Pan-African lender: intermediary cities to manage the rural-urban influx

African countries should improve essential amenities such as housing, education, drinking water and health in intermediate cities on the continent and enable them to act as buffers against uncontrolled rural-urban migration, de senior officials of a pan-African lender. Babati Mokgethi, senior urban development officer at the African Development Bank (AfDB), …

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South End Coffee entrepreneur wins WA Small Business of the Year award

by Elizabeth Turnbull Efrem Fesaha had an ambitious dream: to bring a unique coffee experience to Seattle, one of the coffee capitals of the world. And now, in 2022, he has been recognized for it, receiving the title of both Washington Small-Business Person of the Year and Pacific Northwest Small-Business …

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Growing risks of deliberate EU failures in North Africa

Growing risks of deliberate EU failures in North Africa Political crises and widening structural and governance shortcomings across North Africa have become emblematic of a troubled EU approach to the region that emphasizes illusory ideals rather than difficult commitments. , although common sense.In the past decade alone, confusing stumbles in …

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Europe looks to Africa to replace Russian gas after war in Ukraine

Placeholder while loading article actions DAKAR, Senegal — Just months ago, world leaders pledged to stop funding new fossil fuel projects around the world in a “historic” move against climate change. Now some of those leaders, desperate for energy as Russian flows dwindle, are turning their sights to African countries …

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Hillsdale College Hosts 170th Annual Commencement Ceremony and Hosts Keynote Speaker Jordan B. Peterson

The annual ceremony recognized top university graduates, outstanding seniors, retired professors, professor of the year Matthew Gaetano and entrepreneur Bill Atherton HILLSDALE, Mich., May 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hillsdale College celebrated its 170th launch on Saturday May 7. The College has held this ceremony every year since 1860. Jordan B. …

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How to finance a dream vacation with a home equity loan

You work hard. You need a break. You need a vacation. But this time you need more than just a weekend at the lake. It’s time for the big one: the dream vacation. Whether your dream vacation idea is a two-week safari in Africa or an all-inclusive resort in Bali, …

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Loans to transport companies increase at a record pace thanks to the resumption of travel

Capital markets Loans to transport companies increase at a record pace thanks to the resumption of travel Tuesday, May 03, 2022 Public service vehicles ready for passengers at Tea Room Stage, Accra Road, Nairobi on Monday, December 21, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG By ELIZABETH KIVUVAMore from this …

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Black Americans among college graduates expect first-year salaries nearly $50,000 above average salary

As graduation season approaches, black Americans are among the college graduates likely to enter the nation’s workforce soon. Yet, they might be faced with an unpleasant reality regarding the lucrative amount of money they hope to earn by taking on their first career job. According to the 2022 Data: College …

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Non-banks are jumping at a rare chance to get SBA 7(a) loans

A fintech community development financial institution that has been active in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection and Community Advantage programs has been granted a license to participate in the $35 billion flagship 7(a) loan guarantee program of the agency. Only 14 non-custodial lenders are allowed to participate in 7(a). …

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MTN issues $306.3 million of commercial paper in Nigeria

In a regulatory filing seen by Business Insider Africa, MTN Nigeria explained that the commercial paper issuance is part of a strategy to diversify its funding options. The series 1 and 2 commercial paper issuance falls under MTN Nigeria’s 150 billion naira ($361.8 million) commercial paper programme. Proceeds from the …

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Africa: Climate may not directly cause conflict, but is key to peacebuilding

Climate change is not a direct driver of conflict. Most scientists agree on this and this is reflected in the report of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. There is no straight line between climate-related risks and conflict-related outcomes. The report compares the impacts of climate …

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Japan overtakes China in new loan race in Kenya

By CONSTANT MUNDA China has cut its financial commitment to Kenya’s development projects nearly four times in seven years, falling behind Japan on the list of top bilateral lenders to the East African nation for the second consecutive year. . The Treasury has in budget estimates for the fiscal year …

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Here and Now with Sandra Bookman: Impact of Student Loans on Black Women, Plus Dancing with the Stars Champion Iman Shumpert

NEW YORK (WABC) – In this episode of Here and Now, we chat with author and activist Kimberly Jones about her new book “How We Can Win” which looks at the impact of systemic racism and strategies to overcome it. . And we discuss the impact of student debt, especially …

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Oga Bello and other filmmakers secure N200m interest-free loans

By Aduragbemi Omiyale Veteran actor and filmmaker, Mr. Adebayo Salami, otherwise known as Oga Bello, has received interest-free loans worth N200 million alongside 38 other filmmakers. The financial support was given to them by the Lagos State Government to support the creative industry and boost the economy. The disbursement was …

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Cardano launches Africa Incubator with 9 integrated projects

Input Output, the parent organization of the Cardano blockchain, has launched an incubator program, dubbed Ariob, with the aim of growing the Cardano ecosystem. Under this program, a number of projects will be chosen to join a support program that will run throughout the first half of 2022. The program …

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Kenya Airways struggling over 25 billion shillings government loan

Kenya Airways staff at a terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), August 1, 2020. [Elvis Ogina, Standard] Kenya Airways (KQ) has failed to pay interest on a 25 billion shillings loan taken out by the government to help it weather the Covid-19 disruptions, underscoring the national carrier’s over-indebtedness. The …

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Editorial Roundup: Selected Views Across the Country | Editorial

Compiled by the Roanoke Times face war crime charges The images and verified testimonies of the atrocities committed in Ukraine should mark the point of no return in relations with a Russia led by Vladimir Putin. As long as the bloody-handed dictator controls this nation, the United States must keep …

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IBM announces real-time AI for transaction processing – IT News Africa

Image from mobileworldlive.com On Thursday, IBM, a global technology company, announced IBM z16, a Telum processor that allows customers to infuse AI inference for real-time insights. This innovation is designed to enable customers to analyze transactions in real time, at scale, for critical workloads such as credit cards, healthcare and …

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Stanbic Bank signs 1 billion shillings insurance for SME loans

Capital markets Stanbic Bank signs 1 billion shillings insurance for SME loans Wednesday 06 April 2022 A branch of Stanbic Bank in Mombasa. FILE PHOTO | NMG By Edna MwendaMore from this author Summary The guarantee scheme will be in place for a renewable period of five years and will …

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Revamp interest rates on loans to Africa

Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has called on development partners who lend to African countries to reconsider the interest rates charged on loans for infrastructure development in poor countries. Mr. Ofori-Atta argued that the difficult conditions of recent times, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion …

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Zimbabwe coal-fired power project seeks further support after China U-turn

A Zimbabwean company that had banked on Chinese funding to build a large coal-fired power plant said it was now looking for other backers as China backed away from funding such projects overseas. The effort by RioZim Ltd., one of Zimbabwe’s largest mining and energy companies, reflects how China’s recent …

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Canceling student loans could spur nearly half of Americans in key battleground states to vote in November, survey finds

A new poll suggests that student loan relief could boost voter turnout in November’s midterm elections. Data for Progress, in conjunction with Rise, a higher education advocacy group, conducted a survey obtained exclusively by Insider of 2,066 likely voters in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, all …

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Graduate Student Council Debates on Complementary Degree Formulation and Funding of Student Organizations | News

The Harvard Graduate Council discussed providing financial support for events fostering school-to-language interaction on Harvard Extension School degrees at its meeting on Monday. Eight of Harvard’s graduate and professional schools were represented at the meeting, hosted at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with some members joining via Zoom. The …

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The war in Ukraine creates misfortunes, but also an opportunity for Africa, according to the president of the development bank

Africa’s pandemic rebound slows even before war Crisis in Ukraine pushes up prices and jeopardizes wheat and maize supplies AfDB launches emergency food production plan Africa ready to welcome investors withdrawing from Russia JOHANNESBURG, March 25 (Reuters) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) is aiming to raise $1 billion to …

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Thousands of defrauded student loan borrowers waited ‘three presidential administrations’ for debt forgiveness, 16 lawmakers say

It’s been seven years since a for-profit college closed amid accusations of fraud, and a group of Democratic lawmakers said it’s high time its students got the promised relief. On Monday, 16 lawmakers, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, wrote a letter to Education Sec. Miguel …

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EMEA Daily: Shaping the future of the digital dollar

In today’s major news from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements has completed trials of blockchain-based platforms, while the Dutch startup ParkBee closed a $33 million funding round. Additionally, trading automation platform Saphyre raised $18.7 million in Series A funding, and the UK Competition …

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IMF staff will visit Tunisia this month for talks on a possible financing program

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – A small team of International Monetary Fund staff will visit Tunisia later this month for …

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African “Freiheits Gas” can help Europe overcome its dependence on Russian gas

NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber and CEO of Centurion International AG 03/15/2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine broadened the meaning of “energy transition” in Europe. Usually, this term means moving away from the fossil fuels that have enabled progress for generations and instead turning to emerging green energy sources. …

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The Western world has pushed African countries to seek unfair loans from China – Olawale Rasheed

Olawale Rasheed, CEO of African Railway Consulting Ltd., in this interview with Daily Trust, said that Western countries’ focus on funding soft development projects and promoting LGBT and campaigns against female genital mutilation women, among others, has pushed African leaders to opt for Chinese. loans to finance the infrastructure that …

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Flipkart founder’s Navi files $440 million IPO – TechCrunch

Sachin Bansal’s Navi Technologies, a fintech startup that lends and offers insurance to customers, has filed for a $440 million IPO as the 40-year-old entrepreneur who made his money launching the wave of e-commerce in the country again makes a bold choice. Navi Technologies’ initial public offering will consist entirely …

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Biden says the costs the US is imposing on Putin are ‘far more devastating than the costs we face’

US President Joe Biden on Thursday reacted to news that consumer prices have climbed more than 7.9% in the past 12 months, suggesting the new Consumer Price Index report reflects the pinch that Americans feel because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Biden blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin and his …

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Led by two Nigerian entrepreneurs, Klump secures $780,000 pre-seed funding for its credit and BNPL offerings

Seedcamp, a London-based investment firm, which has invested in companies like UiPath, Wise and Revolut, led the funding round, with participation from MAGIC Fund, Voltron Capital, Yellowwood, Kickoff Africa, Hoaq Capital, Kesho VC, Assembly Investors. Several angel investors and founders including Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave, Will Neale, Founder …

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What should Clearwater do about affordable housing? Candidates weigh in.

In Clearwater, like the rest of Tampa Bay, rents are rising, home ownership has become less affordable, and residents are looking to local government for solutions. At a city council candidates’ forum last week, the six candidates vying for two seats in the March 15 election were asked if they …

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Museum Exhibit Features African-American Contributions to the Shenandoah Valley | Winchester Star

WINCHESTER – A year-long exhibit at the Shenandoah Valley Museum highlights the African Americans who helped shape the Shenandoah Valley for more than 300 years. “Contributions: African Americans in the Shenandoah Valley” features the stories of dozens of people who lived in and around Winchester and the artwork, crafts and …

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Do you have student loan debt? You are barely represented in Congress.

Americans who owe student loans are an underrepresented constituency in federal politics, Insider’s analysis of congressional finances reveals. While large segments of the working-age population are burdened with student loans, even after controlling for age, their peers in Congress are extremely unburdened. Insider investigated Congressional finances as part of the …

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Dan David Prize, MacArthur-style ‘genius grant’ for history, names 2022 winners

“It’s a shadow on such a joyful moment,” she said. Kimberly Welch was at home with a groundbreaking case of covid-19 when she learned she too was a recipient, for her work unearthing lawsuits from free and enslaved African Americans in the South of before the war. “It was like …

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a powerful generational pivot

Do your emotions run high when the subject of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam comes up? Many consider it a highly controversial and politicized project that will endanger water supplies and escalate tensions and armed conflict. These views are often based only on news headlines, while some people have expert …

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Black entrepreneurs still face barriers to opening businesses | Colorado News

By MEGAN ULU-LANI BOYANTON, The Denver Post DENVER (AP) — When Courtney Samuel, who was born and raised in Denver, recalls teenage memories with her father, he thinks of construction. While young Samuel cleared the sites, his father managed the construction work. Elder Samuel’s company eventually helped build the Blair-Caldwell …

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a liaison group could recalibrate relations

Since the onset of the COVID pandemic in 2020, South Africa has borrowed a total of around US$7 billion (around R106 billion). The money came from the International Monetary Fund, the New Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the World Bank. The country assumed these debts without any transparent …

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Seven NFT projects that apply an equity lens to their work

Fair NFTs meta angels The impacts of the Web3 space take place in real time. There is so much potential for fair opportunities and redistributed wealth, while at the same time there are regular instances of malicious piracy and plagiarized art. With such a double-edged sword of potential, the bright …

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Dispute over loan of Congolese statue escalates into legal battle over NFTs | Art and design

A The statue depicting the angry spirit of a Belgian officer beheaded during a 1931 Congo uprising is at the center of a standoff between an American museum and a Congolese gallery at the site of the rebellion. The statue of Maximilien Balot, a colonial administrator, traveled to Europe but …

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Led by Nigerian entrepreneur Nonso Onwuzulike, Earnipay receives $4 million in seed funding from investors

Access to on-demand pay is a huge opportunity in Africa, with over 70% of the African workforce (500 million people) being paid every 30 days and living on paycheck to paycheck. The 30-day pay cycle has led 40% of the workforce to live in an endless cycle of debt as …

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