October 31, 2022

EMGA Secures US$ 20M Debt Finance for Costa Rica’s Banco Improsa

LONDON, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emerging Markets Global Advisory LLP (EMGA) for the second time working with Banco Improsa, secures this US$20M facility from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) – AECID (advised by COFIDES). Commenting on the transaction, Felix Alpizar, General Manager of BANCO IMPROSA, said: “Banco Improsa is very honored to be […]

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Deloitte Global Selects Joe Ucuzoglu as Next Global CEO; Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen Announces Retirement After Record Growth

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) Board today announced the selection of Joe Ucuzoglu as Deloitte Global CEO, subject to a ratification vote by Deloitte member firm partners. Ucuzoglu has been the CEO of Deloitte US since 2019. Deloitte operates in 150 countries with more than 415,000 […]

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EPO Weekly: 8-14 October 2022 [EN/AM]

By the Numbers: Ethiopia, 2 April 2018-14 October 2022   Total number of organized violence events: 3,477 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 20,015 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 8,857 By the Numbers: Ethiopia, 8-14 October 2022   Total number of organized violence events: 30 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 90 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 50 Ethiopia data are available through a curated EPO data file* as well as the main ACLED* export tool.   Situation Summary   Last week, battles continued in Amhara and Tigray regions, with

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Call to exploit Pan-African tourism potential

DAR ES SALAAM— TOURISM stakeholders from across Africa have highlighted the need to put more focus on domestic and intra-regional tourist activities, as well as strengthening the sector’s supply chain.   The stakeholders in the tourism sector gathered in Dar es Salaam to discuss Covid-19 recovery efforts, having the pandemic affected the sector across the world.   They said domestic tourism has been overlooked for a long time in the continent, thus the sector needs to be oriented towards more diversified markets so that there is greater resilience in future.   Delivering a keynote address on ‘Tourism Post Covid-19: The

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Kidnapped French Australian Veterinarian Released in Chad

A conservationist and veterinarian with dual French and Australian citizenship who was kidnapped last week in Chad has been released. Chad President Mahamat Idriss Deby announced Jerome Hugonnot’s release Sunday in a post on Twitter without providing any further details. Hugonnot who manages an oryx park on behalf of the Sahara Conservation Fund, or the SCF, was kidnapped Friday by unknown assailants. SCF has been working for years to re-introduce into the environment a species of desert antelope known as the scimitar-horned oryx. The reason for Hugonnot’s kidnapping or whether a ransom was paid for his release was not immediately

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Survey: Africans See China as Positive Force

A new global public opinion survey of people in 25 countries has revealed steep declines in support for China, although Beijing still is seen favorably by many in Africa, where it is vying for influence with Washington. The survey by the Britain-based YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project was carried out between August and September this year, polling about 1,000 people in each country, including in three large African states: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. The survey asked people about their opinions on China, the United States and Taiwan. The data showed that in the West, support for China has dropped considerably in

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