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Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram; UN

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO  - Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, the United Nations said on Friday as it...

White House: Don’t Ignore the Dangers of a Weak President

As the first month has passed of Donald Trump's presidency with little sign of success, and some question about whether he's even up to trying to turn his campaign platform into a real legislative agenda, it's occurring to more and more people that what...

Millions risk starvation in Nigeria, Lake Chad region – United Nations

* Area gripped by Boko Haram insurgency * Donor conference on Friday in Oslo to raise funds * Famine could deepen migration crisis in Europe By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, Feb 22 - More than seven million people risk starvation in Nigeria's insurgency-hit northeastern region and around Lake Chad,...

IMF Adopts Decisions to Strengthen the Financial Stability in Countries with Islamic Banking

  On February 3, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held its first formal discussion on Islamic banking (IB), and adopted a set of proposals on the role that the Fund should play in this area. These proposals, and the case...

West Africa’s medium-term growth outlook favourable – IMF

An International Monetary Fund, (IMF), report said that the medium-term growth outlook for West African countries is favorable but remains subject to significant downside risks. The IMF staff 2017 discussions with the West African Economic and Monetary Union on Common Policies for Member Countries report...

G20 foreign ministers to tackle fight against poverty in Africa

BERLIN (Reuters) - G20 foreign ministers will discuss ways to fight poverty in Africa, strengthen governmental institutions and better utilise the potential of many African countries, German ministry officials said on the eve of a two-day meeting in Bonn. Germany, keen to improve conditions in...

Corruption on the rise in Gulf countries

Middle Eastern countries have seen a “drastic” rise in their perceived level of corruption in the past year, according to analysis by Transparency International. Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia all took larger backward steps in the campaign group’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index than any...

Democracy is good but trade matters too

West African states have long been better at peace and security than integration by: David Pilling The Economic Community of West African States this month sent troops to surround Gambia in an ultimately successful effort to push Yahya Jammeh, the west African country’s illegitimate leader, from...

Nigeria casts its first social safety net

By Sophie BOUILLON Nearly two years after taking office, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is making good on an election vow to help the poor, deploying a welfare scheme that is gaining traction across Africa. From now until the end of the year, one million Nigerians will...

Commentary: Run-ups to Trump, Nixon presidencies bear striking resemblances

His private campaign headquarters was an elegant suite on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Elected with 43.4 percent of the vote, he claimed the mandate of a silent majority. A secret liaison with a foreign government helped him win. America’s spies detected this stratagem; the...
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