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Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras in Berlin in March
11/05/2015 - Greece

Greece financial worries growing as repayment deadlines loom

Greece has to repay another 750 million euros to its creditors on 12 May. After that, the country still has to cough up 11.5 billion euros in bonds and refinance another 10.6 billion in treasury bills, as it hopes its reform plans will finally release the remaining 7.2 billion euros in its EU-IMF bailout.


African press review 30 April 2015

Kenyan refugees from the 2008 violence prepare to return home from Uganda, there's confusion about the identities of the women rescued from the clutches of Boko Haram by the Nigerian army and is ...
17/04/2015 - Guinea - Liberia - Sierra Leone

Ebola-hit west African countries press for debt cancellation

Presidents of west African countries struck by the Ebola virus have called for a cancellation of their debt to aid their economic recovery.
Greek foreign minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) and prime minister Alesis Tsipras
09/04/2015 - Greece

International audit group will check Greek debts, chairman tells RFI

Greece on Thursday made a 495 million euro loan payment to the IMF after days of uncertainty.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives at the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Prosecutor calls for unconditional discharge for Strauss-Kahn in French pimping case

French public prosecutors have called for an unconditional discharge for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the case of pimping brought against him in Lille, northern France.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces the cameras outside the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Ex-prostitutes drop civil cases against Strauss-Kahn ahead of prosecution’s summing-up

Two ex-prostitutes yesterday dropped a civil suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer said.
Police tackle the femen activists as Strauss-Kahn arrives at the court
11/02/2015 - France

Femen members charged with sexual exhibition for Strauss-Kahn topless protest

The three topless feminist protesters are to face trial for “sexual exhibition” after throwing themselves at former IMF chief Domininque Strauss-Kahn’s car as he arrived for his ...

African press review 13 October 2014

An African crisis fund, a Kenyan clean sweep in Chicago, the death of Ali Mazrui, and the fate of Julius Malema's party are some of this morning's main stories . . .

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
27/08/2014 - France

IMF boss Lagarde charged with negligence in 2008 French corruption case

International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said she had no intention of resigning