Plastic Money Use – Learn From Sweden

[The Herald] In 1661, Sweden was the first country in Europe to introduce banknotes through the Stockholms Banco, which later formed the country’s central bank. Interestingly, Sweden has become the world’s first cashless society where physical money is…

[The Herald] In 1661, Sweden was the first country in Europe to introduce banknotes through the Stockholms Banco, which later formed the country's central bank. Interestingly, Sweden has become the world's first cashless society where physical money is not accepted in most transactions, including as church offerings! Yes, you cannot even buy a bus ticket or a candy bar with cash, or coins for that matter, which retailers are legally entitled to refuse.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

UN Refugee Agency Ramps Up Response As Libya’s Humanitarian Crisis Deepens

[UN News] Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans to step-up its presence and programmes there.

[UN News] Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans to step-up its presence and programmes there.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Ethiopian Airlines Defends Deportation Charges From Nigerian Passengers

[Guardian] Ethiopian Airlines yesterday defended its “refundable deportation fees” being collected from Nigerian passengers. The airlines’ General Manager in Nigeria, Solomon Begashaw denied the claims that the charges were “unauthorised fees” and an a…

[Guardian] Ethiopian Airlines yesterday defended its "refundable deportation fees" being collected from Nigerian passengers. The airlines' General Manager in Nigeria, Solomon Begashaw denied the claims that the charges were "unauthorised fees" and an attempt to exploit Nigerians.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Group Decries Harmful Consumption of Alcohol Among the Youth

[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -The Malawi Alcohol Policy Alliance (MAPA) has decried the continued harmful consumption of alcohol among young people in the country saying it is putting their lives at stake.

[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -The Malawi Alcohol Policy Alliance (MAPA) has decried the continued harmful consumption of alcohol among young people in the country saying it is putting their lives at stake.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Preachers of Prosperity – Faith As Business

[Deutsche Welle] Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God and money is a very timely one.

[Deutsche Welle] Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God and money is a very timely one.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Africa Trade Insurance Boosts Trade, Investment

[The Herald] THE Africa Trade Insurance says it facilitated nearly half a billion dollars worth of trade and investment for two of its newest members, Zimbabwe, which joined last year and Ethiopia, in 2016. The subscription based membership said it fac…

[The Herald] THE Africa Trade Insurance says it facilitated nearly half a billion dollars worth of trade and investment for two of its newest members, Zimbabwe, which joined last year and Ethiopia, in 2016. The subscription based membership said it facilitated financing of trade and investments in Kenya valued at close to $800 million, representing around 1,2 percent of Kenya's gross domestic product.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Eight People Injured in Grenade Attack in Northern Bujumbura

[Iwacu] Residents of Kamenge say they are perplexed by the escalating violence in their area. At least eight people were injured in a grenade explosion on Saturday evening in Kamenge area, northern Bujumbura, police source says.

[Iwacu] Residents of Kamenge say they are perplexed by the escalating violence in their area. At least eight people were injured in a grenade explosion on Saturday evening in Kamenge area, northern Bujumbura, police source says.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Football Body Vows Not to Entertain Players Union’s Petition

[New Era] Windhoek -As far as Frans Mbidi, president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), is concerned, the NFA has no obligation to entertain the demands and grievances inscribed in a petition recently handed to the association by the Namibia Fo…

[New Era] Windhoek -As far as Frans Mbidi, president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), is concerned, the NFA has no obligation to entertain the demands and grievances inscribed in a petition recently handed to the association by the Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU).

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

UN to Honour Two Nigerian Fallen Peacekeepers

[Premium Times] Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria, Christopher Ademu Abu, a commodore, and Mayehm Norbert, a police sergeant, are among the 117 that would be honoured with the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal.

[Premium Times] Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria, Christopher Ademu Abu, a commodore, and Mayehm Norbert, a police sergeant, are among the 117 that would be honoured with the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Festac Town – Lagos Cultural Town Turns Football Nursery

[Premium Times] While Festac Town in Lagos is notorious for social vices like prostitution and internet fraud, a brighter side to the community is now emerging as a nursery for football talents.

[Premium Times] While Festac Town in Lagos is notorious for social vices like prostitution and internet fraud, a brighter side to the community is now emerging as a nursery for football talents.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria