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'With the loss of oil revenue,

Publish date: 15 April 2019
Issue Number: 819
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

'With the loss of oil revenue, the government monetised the deficit, causing inflation to spiral and reserves to dwindle as the central bank maintained an overvalued exchange rate.'

– Jonah Rosenthal and Garbis Iradian, economists at the Washington-based IIF, in a note about Sudan.

 

 ‘As Rwandans and friends commemorate genocide against the Tutsi, we celebrate the resilience and hope of a people that survived and committed themselves to live again. A conclusion to draw from Rwanda’s story is profound hope for our world. No community is beyond repair and the dignity of a people is never fully extinguished. Never should genocide be allowed to happen anywhere in the world.’


– Rwanda’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, James Muson, on the 25th anniversary of the genocide
 
 
'Knowing what we do now, Rapport should have treated the publication of the allegations made in the book, as published on 5 August 2018, differently. We apologise to our readers, Barend du Plessis, and the families of Magnus Malan and John Wiley.'

– Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Rapport's apology for publishing accusations of sexual assault made against National Party Ministers in the controversial book, The Lost Boys of Bird Island by former policeman Mark Minnie and ex-journalist Chris Steyn.