Let’s Discuss Interest Rates

[This Day] Interest rate is a very important subject in economics. Its origin dates back to the medieval times and it is almost as old as money and exchange. Economic history has it that in the olden days, merchants would keep gold, which is today repr…

[This Day] Interest rate is a very important subject in economics. Its origin dates back to the medieval times and it is almost as old as money and exchange. Economic history has it that in the olden days, merchants would keep gold, which is today represented by money, with goldsmiths who would charge the owner of the gold for safe keeping. This was started in England several centuries ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Budget Inconsistent With Justice Ministry’s Importance, Study Finds

[Iwacu] A study commissioned by the Association of Burundi Catholic Lawyers (ACJB) has concluded that, based on the analysis of 2016 budget, the Ministry of Justice receives a share that does not reflect the importance of the institution.

[Iwacu] A study commissioned by the Association of Burundi Catholic Lawyers (ACJB) has concluded that, based on the analysis of 2016 budget, the Ministry of Justice receives a share that does not reflect the importance of the institution.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Two Children Dead Due to Unprotected Electric Cables

[Iwacu] Two children died in Kinanira district of Kinindo zone in the south of the capital Bujumbura following the uncovered outdoor electrical installations. The organization advocating children’s rights [SOGEPAE] asks the Minister of Energy and Mines…

[Iwacu] Two children died in Kinanira district of Kinindo zone in the south of the capital Bujumbura following the uncovered outdoor electrical installations. The organization advocating children's rights [SOGEPAE] asks the Minister of Energy and Mines to ensure immediate adequate installations.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Rivers State to Swear-In 12 New Lawmakers

[Leadership] The Rivers State House of Assembly will tomorrow, Friday, December 30, 2016, swear-in 12 new lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

[Leadership] The Rivers State House of Assembly will tomorrow, Friday, December 30, 2016, swear-in 12 new lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

U.S. Warns Citizens in Somalia of Election Fraud

[Shabelle] Unites states said it is committed to credible electoral process in Somalia, as the horn of Africa nation is sworn-in Tuesday 281 MPs to form its 10th parliament. The United States of American threatened grave punishment over electoral fraud…

[Shabelle] Unites states said it is committed to credible electoral process in Somalia, as the horn of Africa nation is sworn-in Tuesday 281 MPs to form its 10th parliament. The United States of American threatened grave punishment over electoral fraud by its Somali-American citizens joined the new Somali parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

President Spoils Children

[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Multitudes of children thronged President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama’s residence in Serowe where he showered them with gift packs on Christmas Day.

[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Multitudes of children thronged President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama's residence in Serowe where he showered them with gift packs on Christmas Day.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

U.S. Welcomes Sudan’s New Humanitarian Directives

[Radio Dabanga] Washington DC -The US State Department has issued a statement in which it “welcomes the Government of Sudan’s recent efforts to improve humanitarian access”.

[Radio Dabanga] Washington DC -The US State Department has issued a statement in which it "welcomes the Government of Sudan's recent efforts to improve humanitarian access".

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Mathathane Tourney Shows Growth

[Botswana Daily News] Mathathane -The Assistant Minister of Basic Education, Moiseraele Goya, has encouraged football players to take soccer serious because it can transform their lives.

[Botswana Daily News] Mathathane -The Assistant Minister of Basic Education, Moiseraele Goya, has encouraged football players to take soccer serious because it can transform their lives.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

The Marriott Cell – How I Got Through My Deepest, Darkest Moments in Egypt’s Notorious Scorpion Prison

[RFI] Egyptian-born Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has published a book about being jailed for collaborating with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The Marriott Cell recounts the story of how he and his Al Jazeera colleagues were branded terrorists a…

[RFI] Egyptian-born Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has published a book about being jailed for collaborating with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The Marriott Cell recounts the story of how he and his Al Jazeera colleagues were branded terrorists and spent more than a year behind bars before he was pardoned by President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi. The case grabbed headlines around the world and marked a key point in Egypt's changing relationship with press freedom. This week's African Media spoke to Mohamed Fahmy

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt