Zimbabwe:UK Extends U.S.$100 Million Loan to Zim As Ties Improve

[The Herald] The United Kingdom and the Standard Chartered Bank have partnered to lend Zimbabwean companies in the private sector US$100 million in a move described by Government as a sign of confidence in its policies aimed at transforming the economy into a middle income by 2030. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr John Mangudya confirmed the development saying the facility would go a long way in improving the firms’ competitiveness.

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South Africa:Hammer-Wielding Robbers Attack, Shoot Former Gaddafi Banker

[News24Wire] Slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s banker, linked by the United Nations to the payment of $800m (about R9.3bn at the current rand/dollar exchange rate) into a bank account in Kenya from one in South Africa, was wounded in a shooting in Atholl Oaklands, northern Johannesburg, police confirmed on Wednesday.

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