Latest News July 11, 2015

news From All Africa

  • Africa: Unraveling the Mystery of How Dinosaurs Get Their Names
    [The Conversation Africa] Many kids can recite an A-Z list of dinosaur names. They take special delight in defeating tongue-twisters like Carcharodontosaurus, Ekrixinatosaurus, Huehuecanauhtlus and Zuchengtyrannus.
  • Africa: 'Multi-sided' Partnership Required to Finance Inclusive Development – IMF Chief
    [allAfrica] Washington, DC -A “once in a generation opportunity” — that’s how Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), described the chance to assemble the resources to finance the economic and social development of the world’s poor. Following a speech in Washington DC prior to the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-16 July, Lagarde sat down to discuss development challenges with AllAfrica.
  • Africa: Seizing a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity – Christine Lagarde on Financing Development
    [IMF] Good afternoon. I am delighted to join you all for this timely discussion on the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Kenya: Australian Soccer Star Returns to Kakuma to Launch Powerful Initiative
    [UNHCR] Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya -Awer Mabil, now a star player at Australian top league soccer club Adelaide United, was born and grew up in the sprawling Kakuma Refugee camp in northwestern Kenya where he honed his skills on one of the toughest playing surfaces in the world.
  • Ghana: GRA Sued By 105 Officials
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] Six senior officers of the Ghana Revenue Authority have, on behalf of about 99 other Senior Customs Officers, whose ranks range between Assistant Revenue Officers (ARO), Revenue Officers (RO), and Senior Revenue Officers (SRO), initiated a legal suit against the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) before the Fast Track Division of the Accra High Court.
  • Ghana: Govt Hands Over ICT Centres to Communities
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The government has handed over fully-equipped enhanced Community Information centres (E-CICs) to the people of Effiduase and Anum-Boso, Ngleshi-Amanfro, and Kpetoe, in the Eastern, Greater Accra, and Volta regions respectively.
  • Ghana: Agbogloshie Rioters' Witnesses Absent in Court
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The Agbogloshie protesters, who were granted bail a fortnight ago by the Kaneshie Magistrate Court 2, will have to wait for two more weeks for the definite hearing of the case to commence. This is due to the inability of the prosecutor in the case, Inspector Haligah, to produce four key witnesses before the court.
  • Ghana: Mr. President, Please Sack Woyongo
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] Nowhere are faux pas more dangerous than in politics, where one wrong word could potentially lead to conflict between ethnic groups in this country of our birth. When the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, stood before a small group of supporters at Koforidua and made the infamous or famous statements, depending on how one looks at it, that ‘all die be die”, “Yen Akanfo,” little did he know that it could be a potential gaffe that would thwart his president
  • Ghana: Dollar Hoarders Storm Forex Bureaux for Cedi
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] Foreign currency hoarders have started returning to forex (foreign exchange) bureaux in Ghana to change their US dollars into the local currency, the cedi, following its recent gains.

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