- Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 04 July 2018

United States to invest $1 billion in Africa

Development finance institution of the United States government known as, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), today launched its ‘Connect Africa’ initiative which will mobilize more than $1 billion to projects in Africa. The projects support transportation, communications, and value chains in Africa over the next three years, according OPIC.


East Africa’s heroin coast

Afghanistan is the home of high quality heroin, and is producing more of it than ever before. Last year an estimated 328 000 hectares of arable land were devoted to growing the poppies from which the drug is derived, a 65% increase on the year before.

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