Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa

[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Fishy finances

“WHO cares about the tuna fish?” asked a fund manager a year or so ago, explaining his decision to buy bonds issued by a Mozambican government-backed company that planned to use the money to buy a brand new fleet of fishing boats. Instead this investor, and many others, looked simply at the government guarantee that underpinned the deal: even if not a single tuna were caught, the loans would still be repaid, since the government would step in

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