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Botswana raises limits for domestic borrowing to nearly 3 billion USD

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Botswana's National Assembly on Wednesday endorsed the doubling of the southern African country's domestic borrowing to 30 billion pula (about 2.9 billion U.S....
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Trump campaign raises 210 million USD in August, falling short of Biden

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U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and joint Republican committees raised 210 million U.S. dollars in August, a monthly record for the president, said Trump's...
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Namibia raises US$37 million from government fishing quota auction

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Namibia has raised close to 628 million Namibian dollars (37 million U.S. dollars) from the auction of 60 percent of its horse mackerel and...
banks

Iran’s central bank raises interbank deposit rate to 13 percent

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The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) on Saturday raised the rate on interbank deposits by one percentage point to 13 percent, Eghtesad Online news...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Pledging conference raises US$61 million towards Africa’s COVID-19 Response Fund

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The African continent has received a total of 61 million U.S. dollars to the COVID-19 Response Fund to be used to tackle the pandemic...
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Initiative for planting 1 million trees raises Egyptians’ awareness of sustainable development

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by Marwa Yahya Under the theme "fruitful trees, fruitful life," an Egyptian engineer has made enormous efforts after he launched an initiative...
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South Korea raises virus alert to highest as COVID-19 cases soar to 602, death...

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South Korea raised its four-tier virus alert to the highest "red" level on Sunday as the number of COVID-19 infection cases soared to 602...
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South Korea raises virus alert to highest amid soaring COVID-19 cases

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South Korea raised its four-tier virus alert to the highest "red" level on Sunday as the number of COVID-19 infection cases soared to 602...
5 Seconds of Summer

Aussie concert headlined by Queen raises US$6 million for bushfire-hit communities

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Around 70,000 people packed out Australia's ANZ stadium on Sunday, to show their support for communities that have been devastated by the country's recent...
dollars

Sanders raises US$25 million in January for presidential campaign

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said Thursday that his presidential campaign raised 25 million U.S. dollars in January. The sum came from more...
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Ghana raises US$3 billion from global capital market

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Ghana successfully raised a total of 3 billion U.S. dollars from the sale of three bonds in the global capital market late Tuesday, the...
banks

Zambia’s central bank raises key lending rate to 11.50 percent

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Zambia's central bank on Wednesday raised the policy rate by 125 basis points to 11.50 percent. The decision was made by the...

Hope For Cancer Treatment As LCCG Raises 100k

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Cancer is a leading cause of death of children, with 300,000 new cases diagnosed each year among children aged 0-19 years. Children with cancer...

Namibian retailer raises funds to promote environmental sustainability

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Pick n Pay (PnP), a large Namibian retail chain store, said Tuesday that it raised 195,000 Namibian dollars (about 12,787 U.S. dollars) through the...
petroleum revenue

South Sudan raises daily oil output to 180,000 barrels

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South Sudan's oil output has increased to 180,000 barrels per day (bpd), petroleum minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth said on Thursday. Gatkuoth said...

InsureTech Startup gets US$6Million funding to provide climate insurance for Ghana farmers

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WorldCover, the insuretech startup which launched out of Y Combinator in 2016 and provides affordable satellite enabled climate insurance to smallholder farmers in emerging...
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Trump campaign raises over US$30 million in Q1

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The re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump raised more than 30 million U.S. dollars in the first quarter of 2019, CNN reported on...
Ghana Cocoa Board

COCOBOD Raises Incentive Package for Cocoa Restoration

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Ghana Cocoa Board has reviewed upwards the initial treatment grant, which is part of the compensation package, for landowners and cocoa farmers who agree...
housing

Group of Local Banks Mobilises US$51 Million for a Housing Project

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A consortium of local banks has raised 51 million dollars towards the completion of the 200,000 Social Housing Units in Koforidua, Tamale and Ho,...

Heroic “mother” raises 40 children of soldiers during WWII

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At 104 years old Zhang Shuzhen passed away, and her family received a condolence letter jointly written by dozens of people who claimed to...
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Viewpoint: Universal Healthcare in Africa is a Necessity for Genuine Development

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Conference in South Africa raises issues on whether the approach should be private or state-driven Many of the news stories about African Union (AU) member-states...
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Ghana’s Minority in Parliament Protests Over Double Taxation Agreement

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The Minority in Parliament has raised concerns over governments intention to approve a Double Taxation Agreement with the Czech Republic, Morocco, Mauritius and Singapore...
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Ghana has successfully raised 2-billion dollar-bond

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Ghana has raised a total of US$ 2.0 billion from its 2018 sovereign bond issuance, which was concluded on Thursday May 10, 2018 -...
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Ghana raises US$2 billion in double tranche Eurobonds

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Ghana has successfully raised 2 billion U.S. dollars in a double tranche Eurobond in the global capital market, the Ministry of Finance said Friday. Half...
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CoinAfrique classifieds app platform raises €2,5 Million in Series A Round

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CoinAfrique, the most downloaded classifieds app in French-speaking Africa, aims to exceed 10 million monthly users by 2022. The classified ads platform CoinAfrique has raised...
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Ghana raises US$182.6 million in seven-year domestic bond

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Ghana raised 809.89 million Ghana cedis (182.6 million U.S. dollars) in a seven-year domestic treasury bond issue on Thursday, the book builders said. The amount...
infrastructure

EAIF mobilizes US$385 million to invest in Africa

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· Allianz becomes EAIF’s first commercial institutional investor · AfDB returns as an...
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Energy think tank ACEP raises red flag over Ghana’s dormant upstream petroleum contracts

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Energy think tank African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) urged government here on Thursday to take steps to review contracts awarded some International...
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Ghana raises US$221 million in three-year dollar bond

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Government of Ghana on Thursday successfully raised 221.4 million U.S. dollars in a three-year domestic U.S. dollar denominated bond, lead arrangers have said in...
Fuel

Zambia raises fuel prices on oil price hike, depreciation of local currency

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Zambian consumers will pay more for fuel at the pump from midnight Tuesday, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) said. The decision to raise the price...