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By Simon Tesfamariam
By Simon Tesfamariam
Following months of report that Prime Bank Gambia will be sold, the Central of The Gambia (CBG) has come up with reports that the bank has not met its minimum capital requirement for 2012; and therefore is required to go on “voluntary liquidation”.
“The Central Bank of the Gambia is pleased to inform the general public that 12 out of the 13 commercial banks operating in The Gambia met the minimum capital requirement of D200 Million,” a release from CBG reads.
It is rather interesting that Tekeda Alemu would today feign concern and call on Eritrea to show a “pacific disposition” towards Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia[i]. As this author recalls, it was Tekeda Alemu that asked the US to break the otherwise amicable and neighborly Djibouti-Eritrea relations. How can Eritrea have a “pacific disposition” to Ethiopia when for over a decade Ethiopia has been occupying its sovereign territories in violation of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions, international law, the United Nations and African Union Charters? As for Somalia, no one tried harder to “isolate” Eritrea from playing any meaningful role in Somalia than did the regime in Ethiopia and its handlers. Now that they have managed to create an intractable desperate situation in a dismembered and weak Somalia, don’t expect Eritrea to burn in that self created quagmire. Allow me to remind the good Ambassador of a few facts about Djibouti-Eritrea relations.
Nul ne doit interpréter les textes fondamentaux du pays en fonction de ses intérêts partisans.
by Sophia Tesfamariam
Togo/tradition/échauffourées lors de la prise de la pierre sacrée à Glidji : Laissez le Colonel TEKO-AGBO en paix
La croissance devrait ralentir dans la région Asie de l’Est et Pacifique en 2012, mais la demande intérieure sera cruciale pour la reprise l’année prochaine
La croissance en Chine devrait reculer à 7,7 % en 2012,
Growth to Slow in East Asia and Pacific in 2012, But Domestic Demand Will Play Key Role in Rebound Next Year
China’s growth to slow to 7.7% in 2012 but recover to 8.1% next year
The Chinese leadership held its latest summit with African countries last week, attended by six heads of state and ministers from 50 countries. In a bid to boost its influence across the continent, China agreed to provide $US20 billion in credit, doubling the amount it offered at the previous Forum on China-Africa Cooperation three years ago.
Markets get set for another period of anemic growth
UN Secretary-General, concerned by upsurge in tensions in Senegal ahead of election, urges all parties to use peaceful means to resolve electoral grievances
NEW YORK, February 2, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
DUBAI, UAE, February 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –