Banks May Reduce Lending As General Election Nears (allAfrica.com)

As Uganda heads to the February 2016 general elections, commercial banks might cut back on the amount of credit they give out as the memories of the high default rates during the last post-election period remain fresh. Africa Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), an insurance company providing cover for political risks, has observed that banks are usually…

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Algeria: 2 Ex-Ministers Face Groundbreaking Corruption Trial

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Two former Algerian prime ministers went on trial Wednesday on corruption charges, in the most high-profile act of transparency and accountability since a pro-democracy movement pushed out the long-serving president.The exceptional t…