Latest News January 12, 2016

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Emerges 13th World Most Famous Prophet
    [Vanguard] Founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Pastor Temitope Joshua, has been ranked by a group known as Movement for Progress Initiative as the 13th most famous pastor in the world and Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola of the Christ Apostolic Church emerged 32nd.
  • South Africa: Bozwana Hit – Alleged Mastermind Held On Other Charges
    [News24Wire] A man alleged to have been the mastermind in the killing of North West businessman Wandile Bozwana is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
  • South Africa: U.S.-SA Agoa Wrangle Continues
    [News24Wire] South Africa has until March 15 to fully comply with the US over its meat imports, after US President Barack Obama on Monday ordered the suspension of duty-free treatment to all Agoa-eligible goods in the agricultural sector from South Africa, effective on that date.
  • Liberia: Project Targets 150,000 Liberians for Access to Affordable, Reliable Electricity
    [World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a new financing agreement of US$27 million to increase access to affordable and reliable electricity and to foster the use of renewable energy sources in Liberia. This agreement comprises of US$25 million grant from the Strategic Climate Fund Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program and US$2 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit.
  • East Africa: Uganda Feels Strain of Burundi Crisis
    [IRIN] Kampala -For the past three years, the war raging across Uganda’s northern border in South Sudan has been pushing its refugee-hosting abilities to breaking point. But it is now the simmering violence to the south in Burundi that could tip the situation over the edge.
  • Africa: Agroecology – Mitigation the Old New Way
    [IPS] Oakland -Millions of African farmers don’t need to adapt to climate change. They have done that already.
  • Kenya: Nation Has Become a 'Bandit Economy', Says Chief Justice
    [African Arguments] “The influence of the cartels is overwhelming… If we do not fight the cartels, we become their slaves. But leaders who do take on the cartels must be prepared to be killed or exiled.”
  • Congo-Kinshasa: The True Cost of Mineral Smuggling in the DRC
    [ISS] Nairobi -There has been a soaring demand for commodities from Africa in recent years, which created a unique opportunity for the continent to plough this windfall into socio-economic development. However, a great portion of the resources that leave Africa’s shores each year is not reflected in government revenue books.
  • Nigeria: Nigerian Banks At Risk Over Oil Price Decline – Lagarde
    [Vanguard] Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, IMF, Ms. Christine Lagarde, has warned that the prevailing uncertainty in the oil and gas industry could plunge the Nigerian financial system into crisis.

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