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Tanzania deal with Switzerland aims at finding hidden money

Tanzania's foreign minister says the country has signed a memorandum of understanding with Switzerland to help the East African country recover money illegally kept in Swiss banks by Tanzanian nationals.<p>Augustine Mahiga said Monday the agreement "has a number of areas of cooperation, which include …

North Africa

Elections américaines : mais où est donc passé Al Gore?

<i>Al Gore avec Hillary Clinton en Floride le 11 octobre (Reuters)</i><p>Al Gore et Hillary Clinton sont les deux seules stars de la politique côté démocrate à …

South Africa's Julius Malema challenges apartheid-era law

<b>South African opposition figure Julius Malema is challenging an apartheid-era law used to prosecute him over calls to occupy white-owned land.</b><p>He is accused of urging his supporters to occupy white-owned land in a speech he gave in June, in contravention to the 1956 Riotous Assemblies Act.<p>A judge …

South Africa

6 of the most spectacular business failures in history

Looking back in history, it's not hard to find examples of business failures.<p>What makes these six ventures stand out as some of the most disastrous are the heft of their consequences, which include rebellions, countless deaths, incredible floral price inflation, and even two countries …

Economic Data

End of the SA dream? Emigration stats show Zim, Mozambique hotspots.

<i>South Africa had symptoms in the 90s, very much like those that sailed across oceans searching for the American dream. The South Africa dream opened</i> …

South Africa

Unrest in Ethiopia hits tourism

Violent protests in some regions have led to Foreign Office warnings against holidays in Ethiopia, but though messages are mixed, most local operators report that it’s business as usual<p>With nine Unesco world heritage sites and an archeological history that goes back to the first humans, Ethiopia’s …

Africa

African software to prevent fraud in US elections

The Kenyan non-profit company Ushahidi has launched a website which lets voters report irregularities on polling day. The creators want to promote …

Africa

How to Virtually Follow the Morocco Climate Talks

Nine Twitter handles that will keep you updated throughout COP22<p>As the Morocco climate conference—known officially as the 22nd session of the …

Climate

The 19 poorest, unhappiest, unhealthiest, and most dangerous nations in the world

Prosperity may mostly be used to talk about money, but the Legatum Institute thinks there is more to it than that.<p>The organisation compared 104 separate variables to come up with its list. These variables include traditional indicators like per-capita gross domestic product and the number of people …

Africa

Des scientifiques découvrent un moyen de convertir le CO2 en éthanol "par accident"

<i>“Alors que nous étudiions la première étape d’une réaction, nous avons découvert que le catalyseur utilisé était en train de réaliser tout seul</i> …

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Le Groupe Renault, bientôt leader mondial ?

Le rapprochement de l'alliance Renault-Nissan avec le japonais Mitsubishi devrait contribuer à cet objectif ambitieux.<p>Renault à la conquête du monde<p>A …

The US economy shows 'evidence for an imminent recession'

By looking at current macroeconomic trends, Savita Subramanian at Bank of America Merrill Lynch extrapolated the timing of the next recession.<p>"But in examining some of some of our favorite indicators' recent trends, we did find evidence for an imminent recession," the BAML equity strategist wrote …

Markets

Crise agricole et crise des réfugiés: l'Europe pourrait faire d'une pierre deux coups

La crise de la filière bovine pourrait-elle avoir une issue humanitaire ? Les professionnels réunis au Sommet de l'élevage en Auvergne poussent …

Avant le Brexit, le Royaume-Uni met en place une préférence nationale des travailleurs

C'est l'une des premières annonces chocs de Theresa May, et pour les observateurs c'est le signe qu'elle dirige le pays vers un<p><b>Brexit</b> dur. Mercredi 5 …

Dossier tabou sur M6: l’islam, sujet brûlant à la télévision

Accusée par L'Observatoire de la laïcité de donner "une vision déformée de la réalité" dans son émission Dossier tabou consacrée à l'Islam le 28 …