CDC plans to invest $4.5bn in Africa
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The UK’s development finance institution, CDC Group, has announced a $25 million-dollar commitment to a local fund backing small and medium-sized businesses in Nigeria.
19 Jul 2020
Over 80 of the world's wealthiest individuals have called for higher taxes on the rich in order to fund the coronavirus recovery. In an open letter, the group Millionaires for Humanity said charity is not the solution.
21 Jul 2020
European leaders have finally reached an agreement on the bloc's next long-term budget and a Covid-19 recovery fund. Northern and southern countries found a compromise on the proportion of grants to be included in the stimulus package by offering increased budget rebates to the "frugal" countries. The frugals also managed to get an emergency brake instrument into the deal – it means that if other member states think one country isn't spending its aid money wisely, they can hit pause on payments while they review how the money is being used.
23 Jul 2020
EU leaders went the distance to agree a historic coronavirus recovery fund for the bloc. But doling out €750 billion in grants and loans will be a tricky task. Paying it back will be even harder.
26 Jul 2020
European leaders have agreed an unprecedented €750 billion recovery fund in order to help economies struggling after the coronavirus pandemic. How will the support be distributed? And how will the money be repaid? We take a closer look.
Hagia Sophia re-conversion, Trump's Portland paramilitaries, EU recovery fund makes history, S. Africa's lockdown blues
30 Jul 2020
Why did Turkey choose this moment to reconvert Istanbul's Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque? François Picard's panel looks at trouble at home and abroad as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rivalry with Egypt heats up over Libya. Also, after Portland, US President Donald Trump vows to deploy paramilitaries to Chicago and other US cities, plus South Africa's Covid blues with schools forced to shut again... and just how historic is the EU recovery plan?Produced by Alessandro XENOS and Anna PEREIRA
President Buhari to scrap NNPC, PPPRA in new PIB bill to National Assembly, World Bank approves $20m stimulus fund for Ekiti and more
28 Sep 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Monday.
19 Dec 2020
Leaders have agreed to pass the new budget and coronavirus recovery fund, including holdouts Hungary and Poland. The two countries had blocked the passage over wording that tied the funds to upholding the rule of law.
12 Feb 2021
The package could help the European Union recover from the pandemic by boosting environmental schemes and digital transformation. The stimulus was endorsed by an overwhelming majority of EU lawmakers.
30 Mar 2021
Several major banks are set to lose billions of dollars over links to the hedge fund Archegos, after financial troubles at the firm sparked a massive sell-off of shares. Nomura and Credit Suisse have said they will suffer significant losses, which caused their share prices to plunge on Wall Street on Monday. Archegos was backed by former star trader Bill Hwang. Also today, we look at how the wine industry in Argentina has seen rising sales during the pandemic.
24 Apr 2021
The German Constitutional Court's decision paves the way for Berlin to ratify the EU's €750 billion recovery fund. Judges said they had not found any indication that the approval was unconstitutional.
30 Apr 2021
Nigerians for the reformation of the Nigerian Police force, has thrown up the Police Trust fund which is primarily tasked with raising money to help in training and retraining of police personnel.
26 Jun 2021
The European Commission has given the green light for France's request for €40 billion from the bloc's coronavirus recovery fund. More than half the money will be used for green transition and digital investments. Also in the show: on the five-year anniversary of the Brexit referendum vote, British businesses reflect on what's worked and what hasn't.
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Missile attacks on Ukraine's battered power grid are an "obvious crime against humanity," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told the UN Security Council.
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On a visit to Kyiv, Germany's deputy foreign minister has told DW that innocent people had died due to Russia's "terrorist methods." She has pledged additional aid to help Ukraine's decimated energy infrastructure.
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As chaos engulfs Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, smaller firms and nonprofits want people to ditch the services of Big Tech. But how do you take on the world's tech giants?
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A statue of German colonial official, Curt von Francois, was moved from its pedestal in Namibia's capital Windhoek to a museum after activists criticized it as a symbol of oppression.
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Mali's military junta acted unconcerned by the announced withdrawal of German troops from the country. But civil society is worried about yet another ally abandoning military aid for crisis-beset Mali.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24 in Strasbourg, the chairman of the environment committee at the European Parliament reacted to the recent COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Pascal Canfin hailed the deal on "loss and damage" for vulnerable countries as "better than nothing" and welcomed the fact that China has been asked to contribute to it.