Daily Archives: August 17, 2016

XCMG Begins Water Cellar Project to Help Severe Drought Situation in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG officially began the 2016 water cellar project in Ethiopia on August 4, building the first water cellar in Oda Nebe primary school in the capital city Addis Ababa.

As part the …

MoneyGram Recognized as Trusted Money Transfer Provider in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced the continuity of its operations in Nigeria. The commitment follows recent market developments as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) changed its policy on how remittance companies (including MoneyGram) …

Currency and Power

We have a global economy, but we don’t have a global currency. Or do we?

In this podcast interview with Benjamin Cohen, professor of International Political Economy at the University of California, Cohen explains why currencies become internationalized, and examines …

Officials Scramble to Contain Cholera at Refugee Center in Uganda

Officials in northern Uganda say dozens of cholera cases have been reported at a reception center for South Sudanese refugees. Cholera is an infectious disease usually spread through contaminated water that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Left untreated it can …

Zimbabwean Police Clash With Anti-government Protesters

Riot police in Zimbabwe have violently dispersed demonstrators who marched to the country’s central bank to protest the proposed introduction of bond notes to ease a persistent cash shortage. This is the latest in a string of anti-government protests as …