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Boko Haram militants ‘must be brought to justice’ – UN chief

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is deeply troubled by Boko Haram’s “continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks” against the civilian populations of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, according to the United Nations.

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Libya: UN condemns string of suicide attacks, urges continued political dialogue

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Posted by admin 12 hours ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a spate of suicide bombings committed by Islamist terrorists in what it says is a blatant effort to undermine the country's ongoing political dialogue.

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What is the Role of Investment in Development?

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (https://www.opic.gov)
This entry originally ran on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State’s Official Blog. When you hear the phrase “development finance,” what do you think of? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind might be foreign aid — also known as official development assistance (ODA). To be sure, ODA plays an important role, particularly in the least developedRead more...

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How OPIC supports American small businesses and American jobs

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Posted by admin 17 days ago (https://www.opic.gov)
National Small Business Week recognizes the important contributions of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. At OPIC, it’s an occasion to remind small businesses that they can benefit from engaging in the global economy. OPIC recognizes that small businesses have a lot to gain from expanding into developing markets and they are often the ones most in need of financing orRead more...

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OPIC awards seven clients Impact Awards for excellence in development

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Posted by admin 4 days ago (https://www.opic.gov)
OPIC recognized seven clients for excellence in development at its May 19 Impact Awards. Clients were recognized for projects that bring electricity to remote villages in India, financial services to small businesses in the Middle East, affordable education to poor families in Sub-Saharan Africa and much more. “It’s easy to think of international development in far-flung corners of the worldRead

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What is the Role of Investment in Development?

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (https://www.opic.gov)
This entry originally ran on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State’s Official Blog. When you hear the phrase “development finance,” what do you think of? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind might be foreign aid — also known as official development assistance (ODA). To be sure, ODA plays an important role, particularly in the least developedRead more...

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OPIC opens 2015 Global Engagement Call for proposals

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Posted by admin 9 days ago (https://www.opic.gov)
One of the key ways OPIC supports development is by providing finance to emerging market private equity funds, which often have a strong local presence and understanding of the markets in which they invest and can help create jobs and economic growth by supporting small local businesses. On May 11, OPIC opened its 2015 Global Engagement Call for Proposals (GEC)Read more...

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Four data points showing five years of progress at OPIC

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Posted by admin 10 days ago (https://www.opic.gov)
OPIC’s 2014 annual report … in addition to highlighting full year results … offers some data on the Agency’s progress over the past five years. These include: Steady growth in OPIC’s total portfolio:   A sharp increase in renewable energy commitments:   A strong focus on investing in Sub-Saharan Africa, which accounted for more than a quarter of new commitmentsRead more...

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