Zimbabwe Secures US$500 Million Afreximbank Loan Against Platinum Mining Collateral

Zimbabwe Secures US$500 Million Afreximbank Loan Against Platinum Mining Collateral

Zimbabwe secured a $500 million loan from the African Export-Import Bank to try and stabilize its currency market by offering platinum production as collateral, a person familiar with the details of the agreement said.

Country’s central bank said it secured $500 million loan
Loan will be used to stabilize’s Zimbabwe’s currency market
The Southern African country secured a $500 million loan from the African Export-Import Bank to stabilize its tottering currency market by offering platinum production as collateral, sources say. Continue reading Zimbabwe Secures US$500 Million Afreximbank Loan Against Platinum Mining Collateral

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Gavin Esler: TV News Must Stop Giving Airtime To The ‘Village Idiots’ Of Brexit

Gavin Esler: TV News Must Stop Giving Airtime To The ‘Village Idiots’ Of Brexit

“I want to stop Brexit. Fix Britain. And then I want to reform the things that are wrong with the EU,” says Gavin Esler. He has a lot on.

The 66-year-old former BBC Newsnight presenter is standing to be an MEP in London for Change UK – the new pro-Remain party formed by The Independent Group of ex-Labour and Tory MPs. 

Esler is speaking to HuffPost UK less than 48-hours after he was unveiled as an election candidate at his new party’s campaign launch in Bristol. “It’s all a bit hazy,” he laughs at the whirlwind. 

“We are trying to get up an organisation. We are trying to get each other’s telephone numbers and emails. And we have four weeks until the election.”

The party has had a rocky introduction to electoral politics, with several of its candidates being exposed for making offensive comments online. One stepped down after it was revealed he once said “black women scare me”. Not ideal for a party that brands itself as the sensible centre. Heidi Allen, the interim leader, has admitted its vetting process was “not good enough”. Continue reading Gavin Esler: TV News Must Stop Giving Airtime To The ‘Village Idiots’ Of Brexit

“LEICESTER Homeless – Their ‘Eyes and Ears,  – VOICES”; AIWA! NO!  First Ever Solo Media Exhibit, New Page Coming Soon, …

“LEICESTER Homeless – Their ‘Eyes and Ears, – VOICES”; AIWA! NO! First Ever Solo Media Exhibit, New Page Coming Soon, …

Like many cities, Leicester has seen an increase in the number of people sleeping rough, or having street lifestyles.

Teams of charities working in this area know most of these people well. Some of them have chaotic lives and they drop in and out of different services or places to stay.

Continue reading “LEICESTER Homeless – Their ‘Eyes and Ears, – VOICES”; AIWA! NO! First Ever Solo Media Exhibit, New Page Coming Soon, …

Pittsburgh Jewish group raising money for New Zealand’s Muslim community in wake of mosque shootings

Pittsburgh Jewish group raising money for New Zealand’s Muslim community in wake of mosque shootings

A Pittsburgh Jewish group is raising money for the Muslim community in New Zealand after a terror attack that targeted two mosques in Christchurch on Friday and left at least 49 people dead.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh said in a statement on Friday that it will be accepting donations “to help the Muslim community of Christchurch, New Zealand.”

“The Greater Pittsburgh Jewish community was shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific Islamophobic attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, yesterday resulting in the senseless murder of at least 49 people,” the group said in the statement. “We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in Christchurch, in Pittsburgh, and around the world.” Continue reading Pittsburgh Jewish group raising money for New Zealand’s Muslim community in wake of mosque shootings

‘Of mice and men’

‘Of mice and men’

Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Continue reading ‘Of mice and men’