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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Financial Services, a Key to Lifting People Out of Poverty – World Bank

Malaysia has achieved one of the highest levels of financial inclusion among Southeast Asia countries, due in part to policies taking advantage of mobile...

Gambian former first lady tagged for benefit fraud

THE wife of a former president of Gambia has been electronically tagged, after being convicted of housing benefit and council tax fraud in East...

Kenya believe it? Distance running no longer the only fertile ground

Kenya’s World Athletics Championships team has already surpassed expectations midway through the competition, bagging a sixth gold medal and eleventh overall with four days...

Heinz sees red over saucy challenge to global institution

Heinz tomato ketchup can no longer be called ketchup in Israel, despite the fact that the US brand has become almost synonymous with the...

More destruction as Goni heads north

At least 26 people have been reported injured by a typhoon that has damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in the southwestern...

Refugee shelter destroyed in suspected arson attack

Police in Germany say a school gym intended as temporary housing for refugees has burned to the ground in Nauen, about 9 miles west...

Highest court confirms teachers’ pay award

Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal ordering the government to give teachers a 50 percent pay hike. The Teachers...

Power-share deal set to end South Sudan civil war

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has finally agreed to sign a peace deal and power-sharing accord to end a 20-month civil war, his spokesman...

Anger over “unethical” sale of funerary antiquity

Egypt’s government has asked its citizens to help raise nearly $25 million to buy back an ancient statue sold at auction by Christies in...

HMS Enterprise rescues over 450 migrants

HMS Enterprise has contributed to a major rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean, working under an Italian-led EU mission. As the nearest ship to the...

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