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2012-02-14 15:31:15 U.S. Gives Country Big Aid Package [State Department] Washington - The U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation has signed a five-year, $66.2 million aid agreement with Cape Verde to reform the West African nation's water, sanitation and land-management sectors and foster economic growth.

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Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:59IMF Completes Fifth Review Under Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Approves U.S.$7.6 Million Disbursement, and Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation[IMF]On August 25, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fifth review of Burundi's economic performance under a three-year program supported by the IMF's Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement, and also concluded the 2014 Article IV Consultation1 with Burundi.
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:51Defence Minister Returns Home From Windhoek[ANGOP]Luanda -The minister of National Defence, João Lourenço, returned home last Tuesday from Windhoek, Namibia, where he participated, on behalf of President José Eduardo dos Santos, in the official commemorations of that country's National Hero's Day.
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:50Rehoboth Preps for the Spin Invasion 2 - Namibia v Botswana[Namibian]The story goes back to the South African townships of the 1990s, when a gangster died, his friends would steal a car and spin it at his funeral. Afterwards they would set it alight as a sign of respect.
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:47Mahinour Al-Masry Ends Her Hunger Strike[HRInfo]Cairo -Mahinour announced the end of her hunger strike because of the female prisoners who show solidarity with her, as most of them are old, therefore she ended her hunger strike due to fears over their health.
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:38How Not to Solve Terrorism[ISS]In an effort to combat domestic terrorism, and in a bid to create an 'open and united country,' Kenya is breaking its own laws to harass, kidnap and execute suspects.

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