Apr 16, 2015

Global surge reported in people opening first bank accounts

Africans using cellphones, older Chinese, and Indians getting a push from their government have fueled an unprecedented surge of people opening their first bank accounts. The number people with an account — either on mobile phones or at bank branches — jumped by 700 ...

Mar 30, 2015

Japan called biggest Asian project finance sponsor in Africa

Japan has been the biggest Asian project finance sponsor in Africa for the past 10 years, investing about three times as much as China, British law firm Linklaters LLP has said. The amount of Japanese project finance commitments to Africa over the 10 years ...

Mar 12, 2015

France to boost Sahel troops to help Boko Haram fight

France will boost its military presence in the troubled Sahel region of Africa where jihadi groups operate to support the fight against Boko Haram, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, he said France would “slightly increase” the number of soldiers ...

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Mar 2, 2015

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel. Tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and ...