Security Council Extends UN Guinea-Bissau Office Through February 2015
[UN News]The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, so that it can continue to assist in tackling a range of political, security and development challenges in the country.
Airtime Advance Firm Expands to Asian Markets
[CAJ News]Cape Town -NANO Airtime, the local mobile financial services company that provides airtime loans and similar value added services to the telecommunication industry, disclosed plans to introduce its popular Airtime Credit Service (ACS) offering to Asian markets in the coming weeks.
IMF Executive Board Approves U.S.$5.24 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility
[IMF]The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved today emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF)1 equivalent to SDR3.55 million (about US$5.24 million) for Guinea-Bissau to enable the authorities to meet their urgent balance of payment and fiscal needs. The Board's approval enables the immediate disbursement of the full amount, which is equivalent to 25 percent of Guinea Bissau's quota in the IMF.
Public-Private Partnerships for Competitiveness
[AIM]Maputo -The Business Confederation of PALOPs (Portuguese-speaking countries) is taking place between Oct. 29-30 in partnership with the government of Guinea-Bissau and with the support of the Business Confederation of the CPLP (the confederation of Portuguese speaking countries), the CCIAS GB and other Guinean business associations.