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IATF is an instrument to support continent’s free trade area, 30 agreements expected to be signed

“Awani: We provide trade finance and we also partner with some financial institutions to finance trade transactions” writes Shaimaa Al-aees for dailynewsegypt.com. Awani: We have a trade finance initiative to promote finance across Africa in order to fill the gap in trade finance.Consequently, our strategy has several key pillars we rely upon, namely, intra-African trade promotion, industrialisation, development manufacturing, and trade finance leadership and so on.Besides, we also provide trade finance instruments such as factoring to the continent’s countries.What is the size of intra African trade?.  Source: dailynewsegypt.com Share This:

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Bitcoin Trader Kidnapped and Tortured in South Africa

“The latest case involves a Bitcoin trader in South Africa who found himself kidnapped and tortured” writes Jeffrey Francis for livebitcoinnews.com. A Bitcoin trader in South Africa was kidnapped and tortured in order for criminals to steal his cryptocurrency.It’s been reported that a Bitcoin trader, known only as Andrew in local media, met a man on Facebook that was interested in cryptocurrencies.A Bitcoin trader had a gang of armed criminals burst into his home in the late morning. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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On World AIDS Day, why the politics of AIDS is so important

“Even when donors do not directly dictate how African governments should run their AIDS programs, they may still constrain decision-making” writes Mark Daku for washingtonpost.com. For example, Africa’s few mental health programs rarely target youth, though doing so could foster HIV prevention and increase adherence to AIDS treatment. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

“This Ebola outbreak is like no other, as health workers compare the region to a war zone” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.Congo’s health ministry said the number of confirmed and probable cases has reached 426, edging past the Uganda outbreak in 2000. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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South Africa Rugby World Cup winner Drotske shot in robbery

“Rugby World Cup winner Naka Drotske was shot three times after charging at armed robbers to force them out of his brother’s house in South Africa, police and a community safety official said” writes Gerald Imray for yahoo.com. Drotske’s friend, Os du Randt, a teammate on the 1995 World Cup champion Springboks side, was also at the house, as was Drotske’s brother, Tinus, and Tinus’ children. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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Strongest evidence of early humans butchering animals discovered in North Africa

“Although other sites of this age in east Africa have stone tools, the evidence for actual butchery of animals is not as strong, he says” writes Ann Gibbons for sciencemag.org. Made of limestone and flint, the sharp-edged flakes and round cores—some the size of tennis balls—resemble those found in east Africa.For decades, east Africa has been considered the birthplace of our genus Homo, and the epicenter of early toolmaking for almost 1 million years.Claims of even older tools and animal bones with cutmarks stretch back 3.4 million years in east…

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