August 3, 2021
  • August 3, 2021

57 migrants die in shipwreck off Libyan coast ~UN

by on July 27, 2021 0

At least 57 people drowned on Monday after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast near Khums, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where more than 1,100 have perished this year, the United Nation’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said. Bodies have not been recovered from the shipwreck, but survivors included migrants from Nigeria,...

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113 illegal immigrants from Liberia, Senegal, two other African nations repatriated from Algeria

by on July 24, 2021 0

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said that 113 irregular West African migrants were repatriated from Algeria this week. The IOM said in a statement the 113 migrants were mainly from Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Senegal, including 5 women, 87 men and 21 children, and they were repatriated from Algeria to their home countries through...

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IMF projects 4.7% economic rebounds for Ghana in 2021

by on July 22, 2021 0

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lauded Ghana for exiting the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) list. Ghana was taken off the FATF’s “grey list” in June this year. The country was added to the FATF’s “grey list” in February last year after the global watchdog found...

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Standard Chartered Bank to provide $200 mln for Africa Vaccine procurement

by on July 15, 2021 0

Standard Chartered Bank said on Thursday it is providing $200 million in not-for-profit funding to the African Export-Import Bank’s (Afreximbank) COVID-19 vaccine procurement framework for Africa. The facility is part of Afreximbank’s Advance Procurement Commitment framework, under which it has provided a $2 billion guarantee to manufacturers to secure access to vaccine doses for...

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