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CFA

(Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986) Signed into law in 1986, the CFA was a significant step forward in criminalizing unauthorized access to computer systems and networks. The Act applies to "federal interest computers" that include any system used by the U.S. government as well as most financial institutions. It says that unauthorized penetration or other damage to such systems is a felony, as is trafficking in password or other access codes.

Violators are subject to fines of up to USD $250,000 per incident and up to 10 years in prison. Updates to the CFA passed in 1994 extended coverage to dissemination of viruses and worms. For more information, visit www.law.cornell.edu, and look up "Title 18, 1030." See also CompactFlash Association.
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However, women who have acquired refrigerators, even small ones, can buy sachet water in bulk (200 CFA francs for a bag of twenty) and send their children out to sell it for 25 CFA francs per bag, yielding a gross profit of 300 CFA francs per bag of twenty and 1,830 CFA francs on average over the course of a day.
Africa has seen success in issuing Sukuk in Sub Saharan Africa, and West Africa in particular in the West African CFA franc (XOF), which minimises exposure to FX risk for domestic issuers and investors.
With 655 employees and 55 branches across the country, the Ivorian subsidiary has total assets of 850 billion CFA francs ($1.
A special court in Senegal sentenced the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade on Monday to six years in prison for corruption and ordered him to pay a 138 billion CFA franc ($228 million) fine, dashing his hopes of competing in elections due in 2017.
France will finance many development projects in Congo for the 2015-2020 period for a total amount of 200 billion CFA francs (US$414 million), the Congolese Ministry of Finance announced Monday.
Converted to peso, 31,000 CFA francs is about P2,821.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's government announced the co-investment fund of 500 billion CFA francs ($1 billion) as it hosted a two-day conference in Malabo showcasing opportunities for foreign investors in sectors beyond oil and gas.
With the help of import licensing, then-Finance Minister Konan Bedie earned his first billion CFA francs within a year.
Revenues during the quarter rose to 612 billion CFA francs, versus 498.
He was said to have campaigned vigorously for Conde during the election campaign and contributed up to 25m CFA francs (pounds 32,000) to the cause.
Nkouo is the first of three agricultural villages the government plans to develop at a cost of 13 billion CFA francs (20 million euros, 27 million dollars), Agricultural Minister Rigobert Maboundou explained.