THE BALL – Filipe Nyusi extends State of Emergency for the third time (Mozambique)

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BALL – Iran asks Interpol for help to capture … Trump (Iran)

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr accused the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and more than 30 others, for his involvement in the air strike, with a drone, on 3 January, which killed General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq.

According to the state news agency IRNA, Alqasimehr asked Interpol for a red warning to Donald Trump and the rest, which represents the highest level of urgency for the court order.

The United States carried out an air strike in Baghdad on January 3, which killed Qassem Soleimani, the general who oversaw operations in Iraq for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, increasing tensions between the two countries, which prompted Iranian forces to retaliate. with a ballistic missile attack against American troops present in the region.

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THE BALL – Africa with 12,140 more positive cases in 24 hours (Africa)

According to the African Union’s Disease Control and Prevention Center (Africa CDC), the number of people infected in Africa is 371,548, plus 12,140 cases in the last 24 hours, with an additional 201 deaths, bringing the total number to 9,484, It should be noted that another 5,350 people were recovered (totaling 178,407).

Southern Africa has the highest number of cases: 137,028 and counts 2,477 deaths, while North Africa leads in the number of deaths: 4,007 in 94,388 cases. West Africa accounts for 1,248 deaths out of 71,969 infected, East Africa reports 1,041 fatalities in 35,249 cases, while in Central Africa there are 711 deaths in 32,914 infections.

Egypt, the African country with the most fatalities, accounts for 2,708 deaths and 63,923 positive cases, followed by South Africa and Algeria, with 892 fatalities and 12,968 infected. Nigeria has 558 dead and 24,077 infected, and Sudan 572 deaths in 9,257 positive cases.

As for the Portuguese-speaking African countries, Guinea-Bissau has more infections: 1,614 and 21 fatalities. Cape Verde has 1,091 infections and 12 deaths, while Mozambique counts 839 infected patients and five dead (no changes in the last 24 hours).

São Tomé and Príncipe accounts for 713 cases and 13 deaths and Angola has 259 confirmed cases of covid-19 and 10 deaths.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has 2,001 cases and keeps 32 dead.

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Moody’s says Angola’s debt relief to China is not a ‘default’ – Angola

The analyst at the rating agency Moody’s, which follows the Angolan economy, said this Sunday, June 28, to the Lusa agency, that the debt relief granted by China does not constitute a financial default because it does not involve private creditors.

“As China is a bilateral partner, financial aid to Angola is not considered a financial default (‘default’) because it involves only commercial debt; between countries we consider this bilateral aid, even if it is between public banks, because it is guaranteed by the State and it involves the relationship between states, “said Aurelien Mali.

In an interview with Agência Lusa from Dubai, the French analyst who has followed the Angolan economy for years admitted that “there is a lot of opacity” in loans and doubts about the announcement made by the Chinese President about two weeks ago about debt relief, but he explained: “The announcement follows bilateral agreements and meetings between states and, to be very clear, this is not something that we consider to be a ‘default'”.

On June 19, the Angolan newspaper Expansão reported that Angola had achieved a suspension of debt interest payments for years, in an amount that could reach US $ 21.7 billion (EUR 19.3 billion), of which 4 , 7 billion dollars (4.2 billion euros) in official bilateral debt, to which is added another 14.6 billion dollars (13 billion euros) to the Development Bank of China and 2.4 billion million dollars (21.3 billion euros) to the Bank of China.

Stressing that “there is still no official confirmation by the Government, it is just a newspaper article”, Aurelien Mali points out that “what constitutes a ‘default’ in the light of Moody’s criteria is very clear with regard to debt to the private sector , whether external or domestic and, even though there are different categories and examples, basically if the creditor receives less than the original contract provided for, then it is a ‘default’ “.

The lower oil price and the additional budgetary imbalance motivated by the covid-19 pandemic, both in the increase in health expenditure and in the decrease in tax revenue, obliges Angola to speak with creditors, recognizes the analyst.

“Looking at the external payments that are due this year, knowing that there are no eurobond payments before 2025, and taking into account that multilateral loans are long-term and low interest, in a context where external payments represent 5.7 billion dollars (5 billion euros) this year in interest alone, we see that most payments are due to bilateral partners, “says Mali.

At the end of 2019, Angola’s bilateral debt was US $ 28.6 billion, representing approximately 42% of GDP and 65% of all external debt.

Debt to multilateral financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank or African Development Bank, was US $ 4.2 billion (3.7 billion euros), representing about 9% of the external debt, to which 8 billion dollars in eurobonds (7.1 billion euros) and an additional 4.2 billion dollars in supplier credits, according to Moody’s.

For Mali, “the only part of the debt that can be negotiated without major consequences is that of bilateral partners, since eurobonds are a complex mechanism, and if they are renegotiated it is a ‘default’, and that would be very bad”.

Furthermore, he concludes, “multilateral loans are the last line of defense and multilateral financial institutions are even putting more money into the country”.

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THE BALL – Impressive: USA records 45,330 infections in one day (COVID-19)

According to data released by Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded 45,330 new cases of Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, now adding up to more than 2.4 million confirmed cases, a new daily record, and 574 more deaths, increased to 124,978 fatalities.

The spread of the disease has increased in the states of California, Florida, Texas and Arizona, which together account for almost half of the country’s infections. New York remains the most affected state, with 391,220 confirmed cases and 31,342 deaths. In New York City alone, 22,421 people died.

New Jersey has 14,914 deaths, Massachusetts 8,012, Illinois 6,847, Pennsylvania 6,579, Michigan 6,134, California 5,816 and Connecticut, with 4,307.

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THE BALL – Impressive: USA records 45,330 infections in one day (COVID-19)

According to data released by Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded 45,330 new cases of Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, now adding up to more than 2.4 million confirmed cases, a new daily record, and 574 more deaths, increased to 124,978 fatalities.

The spread of the disease has increased in the states of California, Florida, Texas and Arizona, which together account for almost half of the country’s infections. New York remains the most affected state, with 391,220 confirmed cases and 31,342 deaths. In New York City alone, 22,421 people died.

New Jersey has 14,914 deaths, Massachusetts 8,012, Illinois 6,847, Pennsylvania 6,579, Michigan 6,134, California 5,816 and Connecticut, with 4,307.

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THE BALL – Impressive: USA records 45,330 infections in one day (COVID-19)

According to data released by Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded 45,330 new cases of Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, now adding up to more than 2.4 million confirmed cases, a new daily record, and 574 more deaths, increased to 124,978 fatalities.

The spread of the disease has increased in the states of California, Florida, Texas and Arizona, which together account for almost half of the country’s infections. New York remains the most affected state, with 391,220 confirmed cases and 31,342 deaths. In New York City alone, 22,421 people died.

New Jersey has 14,914 deaths, Massachusetts 8,012, Illinois 6,847, Pennsylvania 6,579, Michigan 6,134, California 5,816 and Connecticut, with 4,307.

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BOLA – Brazil reports 1,109 more deaths and 38,693 new positive cases (COVID-19)

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THE BALL – Impressive: USA records 45,330 infections in one day (COVID-19)

According to data released by Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded 45,330 new cases of Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, now adding up to more than 2.4 million confirmed cases, a new daily record, and 574 more deaths, increased to 124,978 fatalities.

The spread of the disease has increased in the states of California, Florida, Texas and Arizona, which together account for almost half of the country’s infections. New York remains the most affected state, with 391,220 confirmed cases and 31,342 deaths. In New York City alone, 22,421 people died.

New Jersey has 14,914 deaths, Massachusetts 8,012, Illinois 6,847, Pennsylvania 6,579, Michigan 6,134, California 5,816 and Connecticut, with 4,307.

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BALL – Russia detects 6,852 new positive cases (COVID-19)

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