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CAN 2022 group ranking: updates of tables, scores, results and highlights of the African championship

The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off with a group stage that will see the number of teams reduced to 16, and there will certainly be some surprises along the way. As for the Euro, the two best teams from each of the six groups (Groups AF) will qualify for …

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African leaders must end the continent’s dependence on exploitative countries such as the United States and China

There is something disturbing about the change in the global economic and political order. Three things are clear: global solidarity is a pipe dream, democracy is amorphous, and the rules-based international order is a donkey. Well, at least as far as the African continent is concerned, its people and its …

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Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho agrees to join Aston Villa on loan until end of season

9:06 am GMT Sam marsden Moises Llorens Aston Villa have reached a deal to sign former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season, the Premier League club announced on Friday. Sources have told ESPN that five Premier League teams have had talks with …

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Barcelona confident Erling Haaland can be drawn to Camp Nou

The January 2022 transfer window is open (find out when it closes here) and there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, whereabouts and, of course, the deals! TOP STORY: Laporta confident he will land in Haaland Barcelona …

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East African countries embark on lending frenzy to fill huge budget deficits

By ALLAN OLINGO East African economies are starting the new year with a borrowing frenzy with their eyes riveted on commercial debt to boost their economies out of the downturn in the Covid-19 pandemic. Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have indicated they will be in the market as early as this …

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January transfer window – Ranking every big signing of the best European clubs

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact football finances, but unlike in recent times, the January window will be open as usual for top European leagues. (Find out when each league’s window opens and closes here.) 2 Related European clubs from Italian Serie A (550 million euros), German Bundesliga (415 million …

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Barcelona make Alvaro Morata first January target after talks with Juventus and Atletico

10:56 GMT Sam marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona made Alvaro Morata their first goal for January after signing Ferran Torres for € 55million, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Morata, 29, is on loan to Juventus from Atletico Madrid, but sources have told ESPN he is ready to cut his time in …

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Ethiopia’s war and conflicts in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia will shape 2022

welcome to Foreign police‘s Africa Brief. This week’s edition is the last of the year. Below, we take a look at the conflicts that will shape Africa over the coming year and other things we will monitor, from the governance crisis in Somalia to the stalled transition in Sudan. See …

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Saidy Janko: From Old Trafford to Gambia and the Africa Cup of Nations

Janko made stints at Manchester United, Celtic, St Etienne and Porto before joining Valladolid in October 2020 Swiss Real Valladolid defender Saidy Janko said Gambia’s qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations had a significant impact on their decision to represent the Scorpions. The marauding full-back made his international debut …

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Review: Notable events that defined African policy in 2021

ELECTIONS HELD IN AT LEAST 12 COUNTRIES 2021 was a year of presidential elections on the continent. In January, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was re-elected to a 6th term amid intense and deadly opposition protests. Then in Niger it took two rounds to give the country a new ruler when …

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Nonprofits with big COVID-19 roles now come under close scrutiny

At St. Paul-based African Economic Development Solutions, an organization that primarily helps businesses run by immigrant entrepreneurs, the past year was unlike any other in the organization’s 13-year history with purpose. non-profit. “It was crazy business,” said founder and CEO Gene Gelgelu. He said the association’s lending, granting and advisory …

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Grit Real Estate raises $ 156.7 million

Grit Real Estate, the pan-African real estate company, raised $ 156.7 million through an open offer and placement. A portion of the proceeds, $ 80.6 million, was realized through the issuance of 155 027 444 new ordinary actions to the shareholders the development company Gateway Real Estate Africa Limited (GREA) …

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Stricter loan criteria for independent bond seekers in South Africa

The impact of the pandemic on small and medium-sized businesses in South Africa is clearly demonstrated by the drop in the number of bail applications filed by independent applicants since the initial lockdown in March last year. That’s according to Kay Geldenhuys, head of sales execution at Ooba, who says …

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IMF Executive Board Concludes Annual Discussions on CEMAC Common Policies and Common Policies in Support of Member Countries’ Reform Programs

Download logo The IMF Executive Board concludes annual discussions on CEMAC common policies and common policies in support of member countries’ reform programs. The pandemic crisis which lasted nearly two years left CEMAC in a fragile external position. A tougher political stance, high oil prices and renewed commitments from heads …

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The AfDB contributes to the sustainability and security of the drinking water supply in Morocco with financing of € 18 million

The National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) of Morocco and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed an additional financing agreement of 18 million euros to ensure the sustainability and security of the supply of drinking water in several regions of the Kingdom. This additional financial assistance will contribute, …

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LivingTrust named African Mortgage Bank of the Year – Nairametrics

Fast growing mortgage lender LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc capped a hugely successful year with the coveted African Mortgage Bank of the Year award. The Bank was announced as the winner of the 2021 Africa Housing Awards, held in Abuja on Friday. The event, widely recognized as the most credible and …

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Caption Samuel Eto’o elected president of Cameroon FA

Eto’o has made four World Cups but couldn’t help Cameroon out of the group stage Former international Samuel Eto’o will lead Cameroonian football for the next four years after being elected head of the country’s FA on Saturday. The four-time African footballer of the year defeated his rival Seidou Mbombo …

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SD must remove barriers to create equitable housing

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A report on loans in San Diego County indicates that financial discrimination based on race is rampant in most communities in San Diego. The report from the San Diego branch of the NAACP says they found lending models for mortgages and small business loans compatible with …

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UK “embarrassed” to fund Mozambique gas project, court says | Mozambique

The UK was “embarrassed” to fund a huge gas project in Mozambique while considering ending foreign support for fossil fuels, a court said. During a three-day High Court hearing, Friends of the Earth highlighted government documents suggesting there would be “obvious repercussions” if the government did not follow through on …

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India has a key role to play in Africa’s battle against Covid: The Tribune India

Gurjit Singh Former Ambassador to the African Union The emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in South Africa has placed the cat among the pigeons. There’s a lot of fly culling going on, trying to nip it in the bud. The use of mixed messages creates a dichotomy that …

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The right wishing to bring the nation back to its discriminatory past

Sunday 5 December 2021 | 2 a.m A political science professor stands in front of a crowd and calls for women to be kept away from engineering schools, medical schools and the legal profession so that they can instead focus on “female goals” such as “cleaning up and having children”. …

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Digital lending is the next horizon for African banks, says Skaleet CEO

Sponsored by: Skaleet December 3, 2021 • • The recent growth of financial entities such as fintechs, telecoms and neobanks has put enormous pressure on Africa’s traditional banking system, pushing physical lenders to develop new strategies to face the competition. Although telecoms and banks cooperate in many areas, the rise …

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China’s short-term money rates jump on tighter month-end cash conditions

SHANGHAI, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – China’s short-term money market rates soared on Tuesday amid tightening liquidity in money markets as financial institutions scramble for liquidity to meet month-end administrative requirements. The volume-weighted average of seven-day repos traded on the interbank market rose more than 12 basis points to 2.3732%, the …

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Biden’s blunder could push oil prices up to $ 100

When President Biden announcement earlier this week that the federal government would release 50 million barrels of crude from the strategic oil reserve, perhaps those around it expected prices to drop significantly and stay low. Instead, prices rose and OPEC + hinted that it might reduce supply. Oil prices fell …

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Ghana’s $ 2.6 billion Skytrain project is not happening after all – Quartz Africa

On the opening day of the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg in 2019, Ghana signed an agreement with a South African company for a train project that would be built above ground. The rail lines were to be 194 km long and carry nearly 400,000 passengers per year in Greater …

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Pandora Papers reports from across Africa

Journalists across Africa have published stories based on a treasure trove of nearly 12 million secret documents exposing an obscure offshore financial system that allows the rich and powerful to get richer, often at the expense of the public. These documents, which come from a group of 14 offshore service …

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Short-term loans, others push bank assets to 58.51 billion naira

Posted 22 November 2021 Massive investments in short-term financing and other prudent measures increased the assets of 10 key commercial banks from N 8.09 billion (an increase of 16.06 percent) to N 58.51 billion in a year, reports revealed. Specifically, the combined assets of the 10 selected lenders increased from …

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Fight against food insecurity and strengthen the resilience of food systems in West Africa – Burkina Faso

World Bank approves $ 570 million multi-phased programmatic approach to improve food system resilience, promote intraregional value chains and strengthen regional agricultural risk management capacities WASHINGTON, November 18, 2021 —Some four million people across West Africa are expected to benefit from a new regional phased program that will complement and …

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes maiden trip to Africa amid growing crises in Ethiopia and Sudan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is running headfirst in a number of fires as he makes his maiden trip to Africa as America’s top diplomat. Almost 10 months into his tenure, Blinken will bring US President Joe Biden’s “America’s back” mantra to the world’s youngest continent. But for years, …

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Online alternatives for payday loans are becoming more and more available

Millions of Americans refer to online payday loans without instant approval credit check outside the standard banking mechanism. As of March 2021, the average amount of money borrowed by US lenders is $ 730. Being involved in difficult situations, Americans face interest rates as high as 266%. Today, nearly 20 …

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Raheem Sterling, Edinson Cavani, Timo Werner on Barcelona shortlist

The summer transfer window was unlike any other; check out all the major offers and find out how we ranked the biggest signings. And just because the window is closed until January doesn’t mean the rumors won’t continue. Here are the latest gossip and speculation. TOP STORY: Barça follow Premier …

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How climate damage could shatter the Glasgow talks

GLASGOW, Scotland – Climate talks have turned from global declarations to technical skirmishes as negotiators work behind the scenes to address the dangers facing millions of people due to the current rise in temperatures. Ministers from nearly 200 countries are trying to reach agreement on issues that were too controversial …

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Africa’s $ 100 billion pledged to mitigate climate change may not be achieved – Ministry of Finance

It appears that the $ 100 billion pledged annually to African countries by developed countries to mitigate the negative impact of climate change may not be honored. Although African countries contribute less than 3% of global emissions, the continent bears the brunt of it. The G-20 is responsible for 80% …

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Nigerian bank says non-performing loans to entrepreneurs almost 100%

The Bank of Industry said entrepreneurs across the country were not used to repaying loans, saying its portfolio of non-performing loans to entrepreneurs was between 80 and 100 percent. The chief executive of the bank, Olukayode Pitan, revealed it recently during the first edition of the community engagement development workshop …

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Eskom Gets $ 57.6 Million Loan Approval From African …

Africa’s largest power company, Eskom, has received approval for a $ 57.67 million loan from the African Development Bank to boost power generation from renewable energy. Dr Daniel Schroth, African Development Bank’s Acting Director for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, said the loan is based on a multi-donor funding program …

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StanChart shares hit by dashed buyout prospects and hopes

A Standard Chartered logo is displayed at its main branch in Hong Kong, China, August 1, 2017. REUTERS / Bobby Yip Third Quarter Pre-Tax Profit Rises to $ 996 Million from $ 435 Million Books reduce credit impairment charges Equities down 8% Bank could keep electricity dry for acquisitions, analyst …

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Documents needed to apply for a mortgage

If you have dreamed of building your own house, now is the time to make it come true. Record interest rates combined with a reduced and stable pension rate mean that you can currently afford up to 30% more than last year. How are you going to finance this construction? …

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South Africa – African Development Bank approves $ 57.67 million loan to Eskom to boost power generation from renewable sources

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of $ 57.67 million to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, South Africa’s electricity utility – and Africa’s largest – to operate battery storage technology that will increase electricity production from reliable and efficient renewable energy sources. . The …

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Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi sued in UK over irregular loans of KSh 220 billion Kenya News

Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi was sued in London court over several secret loans taken out and not repaid Much of the money was said to have disappeared in the form of bribes and bribes, and the country subsequently defaulted on repayment. Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder, Privinvest reportedly financed President Nyusi’s presidential …

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Redress: How “Intentional” Government Policy Denied Blacks Access to Wealth – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry

Mehrsa Baradaran (Courtesy photo) When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than 1% of the total wealth of the United States, said the task force charged with studying and developing reparation proposals for Afro people. -Americans at its fourth meeting. Mehrsa Baradaran, a professor …

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US, Indonesia call for new G20 forum to prepare for next pandemic

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen attends the House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, USA on September 30, 2021. Al Drago / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct.26 (Reuters) – The world’s largest economies are set to create a forum to facilitate global coordination for the next …

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Legatum Center welcomes the first Foundry Fellows | MIT News

MIT’s Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship recently presented the first cohort of Legatum Foundry Fellows. Hailing from eight countries, these 13 entrepreneurs have developed businesses operating in nine different markets across Africa. Having pioneered innovations in healthcare, fintech, education, and more, Foundry Fellows are dedicated to transforming systems and …

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How China’s slowing economy will affect African countries

On October 18, the value of the South African currency fell 1.1% in response to worse-than-expected third-quarter data which revealed that the Chinese economy slowed to its slowest pace in a year. The South African rand has long served as an early warning system for investors to assess the impact …

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Samia and Ndayishimiye sign other agreements and plan for a grand entry into Congo

By LUKE ANAMI By APOLINARI TAIRO Tanzania and Burundi have signed multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects in preparation for the huge market in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The deals come as DR Congo is closing in on membership in the East African Community, after the EAC technical committee approved …

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Navigate the opportunities and risks of the European Green Deal for Africa

On July 14, 2021, the European Commission adopted a set of proposals that constitute the European Green Deal (EGD). EGD is a set of policy initiatives that define the EU’s climate strategy and aim to make Europe a pioneer in international climate policy. Its main objective is to reduce the …

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Afreximbank loan approvals in Nigeria amount to 5.5 billion naira – Nairametrics

Afreximbank’s total loan approvals in Nigeria have now reached 5.5 billion naira, representing 26.8% of its African portfolio. This was revealed by Dr George Elombi, executive vice president of corporate governance and legal services at Afreximbank, during the official high-level tour of the Intra-African Trade Fair 2021 in Lagos on …

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Loan approvals, applications abandoned in the last three months

By MARTIN LUTHER OKETCH Loan applications fell in the quarter ended in August, according to data from the Bank of Uganda. The fall, the central bank said, is the result of the slow economic recovery, with banks remaining cautious about what and to whom they lend. During the period ending …

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EA states embroiled in lender debt relief fiasco

By JAMES ANYANZWA East African countries face increased pressure to service their loans after the world’s richest countries executed a botched debt relief plan that pushed more than half of poorest countries in the world in external debt distress. The Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) of the 20 richest economies …

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HEALTH: Covid ‐ 19 – 2021 – Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series

Africa faces massive vaccine shortage that threatens to turn some regions into breeding grounds for vaccine-resistant variants. Africa needs around 470 million doses to reach the goal of fully immunizing 40% of its population by the end of 2021, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) said on September 16. …

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Grit Real Estate in Kenya financing agreement with International Finance Corporation

LONDON-listed Grit Real Estate Income Group, which owns around 60% of its shareholders in South Africa, said yesterday it had issued a bond to raise up to $ 31.5 million ($ 472.3 million rands) to acquire, expand and redevelop the Orbit Africa warehouse. and a manufacturing facility in Nairobi, Kenya, …

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Zim Startups, discover this pan-African innovation challenge

Beer Garage is one of the global innovation centers managed by AB InBev with the aim of driving innovation by creating a strong community of ecosystem players. The team works with business units to find new solutions to their business problems by leveraging the dynamic ecosystems of Fintech, Africa and …

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Experts discuss food security in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Experts revealed their perceptions of the food safety situation in Africa, Asia and Latin America at a recent online event. Regional experts shared their views on safe food and the realities on the ground taking into account policy, funding, scalability, inclusiveness, and gaps in capacity and infrastructure. Panelists spoke about …

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Google to Offer KES 1 Billion in Low Interest Loans to Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa

Search and advertising firm Google has announced plans to invest $ 1 billion over 5 years to support Africa’s digital transformation. According to the company, the investment aims to provide fast and affordable Internet access to more Africans; create useful products; support entrepreneurship and small businesses; and helping non-profit organizations …

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South Africa should not rush to ditch coal, minister says

JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 7 (Reuters) – South Africa must systematically manage its transition from power generation to coal and not rush the switch to renewable energy sources, the Minister of Mines and Mining said on Thursday. Energy, Gwede Mantashe. “I’m not saying coal forever,… I’m saying let’s manage our transition step …

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China manufactures vaccines in Africa. The quad should too. – The diplomat

Advertising In eastern Algeria, in the province of Constantine, a production line has started manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines. The result of a joint venture between the Chinese Sinovac Biotech and the Algerian pharmaceutical group Saidal, it should produce 1 million doses in October, to increase to 5 million doses per month …

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K’Osewe’s main asset auctioned for 330 million shillings loan

Companies K’Osewe’s main asset auctioned for 330 million shillings loan Tuesday 05 October 2021 K’Osewe Ronalo Foods owner William Guda Osewe leaves Milimani courthouse on September 27, 2021. NMG PHOTO By SAM KIPLAGATMore from this author Summary An auctioneer has put up for sale a prime commercial property owned by …

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Black business pioneer honored in Germantown

Sign up for our daily email newsletter to stay up to date with the latest local news across Philadelphia. Over 100 years ago, a Victorian building in Germantown was the bustling seat of one of the country’s richest black entrepreneurs. John S. Trower, born before slavery ended, moved to Philadelphia …

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Sit-tight syndrome, coups d’état and African woes

Citizen jubilations are popular in the streets of countries where coups have taken place in West Africa, but not without reversing the positive trajectory of the civilian regime, especially in the Sahel region. In just five months, the seizures of power in Chad, Mali and Guinea plunged countries into political …

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How Green Gold Africa is helping farmers develop the business side of agriculture – Nairametrics

Funny how the agricultural industry is that place where you can find some of the richest people, and also some of the poorest people. The difference is not in farming skills, but in business skills, structure and people. As a business, Green Gold Africa is an agro-technology organization focused on …

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Nigeria secures $ 400 million in World Bank funding for COVID-19

LAGOS, Oct. 1 (Reuters) – Nigeria on Friday obtained approval for $ 400 million in funding from the World Bank to procure and deploy COVID-19 vaccines, the bank said in a statement. The World Bank’s board has approved the funding, provided through the International Development Association, which it says would …

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Sun Exchange Raises $ 2.5 Million Funding to Expand Offering

Sun Exchange has secured $ 2.5 million in the form of a convertible note from CAMBER Emerging Markets Partners Limited Africa Renewable Energy Fund (ARPF). The same company was also responsible for Sun Exchange’s previous $ 3 million investment as a lead investor in the Serie A startup funding round. …

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China owed $ 385 billion in loans to 165 countries, including “hidden debt” of poor countries: report

One hundred and sixty-five countries owe a total of $ 385 billion in “hidden debt” to China, participating in Belt and Road Initiatives (BRIs), study finds 42 poorer countries with debt of over 10% of their individual GDP. AidData, a US-based research company, found that several of the loans had …

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Invest in Africa? Invest in women

Thiaba Camara Sy, President of WIC Capital, a fund built by women for women Thiaba Camara Sy, The focus on gender balance as a strategic economic opportunity has grown around the world over the past two decades – it is now accompanying the rise of Africa. As research into the …

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Banks urged to review loan risk assessment

Capital markets Banks urged to review loan risk assessment Thursday, September 30, 2021 Central Bank of Kenya. PHOTO FILE | NMG By CHARLES MWANIKIMore from this author Summary Banks in East Africa are highly exposed to bad loans, especially in situations of extreme economic shocks, due to weak customer risk …

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African Climate Week: the African Development Bank is ready to deploy its resources to save people and the planet

Calls to action were heard loud and clear from key voices across the region at the launch of Africa Climate Week 2021. The event, hosted by the government of Uganda, is expected to lead to a discussion urgent criticism before COP26 climate conference. The African Development Bank organizes thematic sessions …

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South Africa’s fiscal crisis: new data shows signs of progress

The headquarters of the Reserve Bank. The SA Reserve Bank quarterly bulletin shows that South Africa recorded its first primary budget surplus since 2018. The primary surplus excludes interest charges, but gives an indication that the government can extract the necessary resources from the economyy to service the debt. Gross …

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Auto finance company, Moove expands to Cape Town after $ 23 million raise

As part of its plan to grow across Africa, the mobility finance company, Moove has announced its launch in Cape Town. The city is the fourth location where the company has launched operations in 15 months of operation. This deployment in Cape Town follows Moove’s recent $ 23 million Series …

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It’s time to act and urgently fund to put water at the heart of African climate policies | The Guardian Nigeria News

KAMPALA, Uganda, September 27, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Climate change threatens water supplies for Africa’s most vulnerable populations. This is the central theme that WaterAid’s regional programs in Africa want to ensure that delegates to Africa Climate Week 2021 incorporate in their demands to world …

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Off-Grid Solar Critical to Economic Prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa

There is an urgent need for African governments and policymakers to prioritize off-grid solar to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic development in a post-COVID-19 world. It is according to the last report by Bboxx and the Engineering Center for International Development at UCL, Off-grid energy and economic prosperity. The report …

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African alarm – The Statesman

Is China’s African reach crumbling? The first signs are now visible that Beijing’s decision to attract African countries to its supply chain as part of its ambitious Belt and Road (BRI) initiative over the past decade is emerging. wade. There has been a wave of cancellations of major projects undertaken …

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Rwanda hits target in Covid vaccination campaign, outside EU red list

By BOB KARASHANI By Ange Iliza A JOINT REPORT East Africa Rwanda has reached the global September target of fully vaccinating 10% of its 12.9 million inhabitants against Covid-19 and is one of the countries recommended by the European Union to have unlimited access for non-essential travel on his territory. …

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Tax preparer convicted on multiple counts of tax evasion for filing false tax returns | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – A 58-year-old resident of Pacific, Washington was convicted last night in Seattle U.S. District Court of 14 counts of aiding and abetting false income tax returns, the Acting U.S. prosecutor said Tessa M. Gorman. Jean Mpouli worked for 25 years as an aviation inspector for the Federal Aviation …

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South African rand strengthens ahead of interest rate decision

JOHANNESBURG, September 23 (Reuters) – The South African rand strengthened on Thursday, as traders awaited the results of a central bank monetary policy meeting later in the day, where the regulator is expected to leave its policy rate unchanged. At 0643 GMT, the rand ZAR = traded at 14.7300 against …

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OPINION: Bill Gates – Doing better and listening to African civil society

by Community Alliance for Global Justice / AGRA Watch Earlier this year, several media outlets made alarming headlines about Bill Gates’ status as the largest private owner of farmland in the United States. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). African civil society organizations have spoken out against AGRA’s …

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Co-op Bank signs agreement to boost green energy financing

The Cooperative Bank of Kenya on Tuesday (September 21) signed a loan portfolio guarantee agreement with the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) for small and medium enterprises in the amount of Ksh 750 million to increase transaction financing green in Kenya. The guarantee facility will allow, on the one hand, Co-op …

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Senate Speaker Gives Committee One Week To Review Buhari’s Loan Application

The Senate began legislative work at President Buhari’s request for approval of multinational fund projects under the federal government’s 2018-2021 external borrowing plan. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari last week requested Senate approval for an external loan of 4.054 billion dollars, 710 million euros and 125 million dollars. Buhari in …

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Kenya seeks IMF help to repay Chinese loans

Economy Kenya seeks IMF help to repay Chinese loans Tuesday, September 21, 2021 The Director General of the Bureau of Public Debt Management Haron Sirima. PHOTO FILE | NMG By CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author Summary Kenya is considering using funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to repay Chinese …

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Mattress Firm, Owned by Steinhoff, Confidentially Files US IPO

Sept. 20 (Reuters) – Mattress Firm Group Inc, the mattress sales firm of South African retail group Steinhoff, confidentially filed documents with regulators on Monday for an IPO in the United States. Steinhoff International Holdings NV said in August that it was evaluating options https://www.reuters.com/article/steinhoff-intln-mattress-firm-ipo-idUSL8N2Q24G0, including a public listing, for …

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Paul Rusesabagina: hero of “Hotel Rwanda” and accused terrorist

Nairobi (AFP) The gentle-mannered hero of “Hotel Rwanda” credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, Paul Rusesabagina became Kigali’s most bitter critic before being tried for terrorism. The unassuming hotel manager in a hurrying suit became the world’s most famous Rwandan after the film’s release, but angered …

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