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Efforts to Boost South Sudan Agriculture Found Lagging

While people in South Sudan have enjoyed independence for the past 10 years, one longstanding problem – food insecurity – still hangs over the world’s newest nation despite vast areas of arable land.A World Food Program report published in June said 60…

Belarusian Bellesbumprom’s export to Kazakhstan up 28.7% in January-April

MINSK. KAZINFORM In January-April 2021, companies affiliated with the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom increased export to Kazakhstan by 28.7% year-on-year, BelTA learned from Bellesbumprom’s press service.«…

World Bank Says Zimbabwe’s Economy on Recovery Path

In a report this month, the World Bank predicts Zimbabwe’s economy will grow 3.9% this year even as the country sees an alarming rise in poverty levels, especially in urban areas. The report says a record 7.9 million Zimbabweans are “extremely” poor, e…

Tigray Families Displaced by War, Economic and Social Crisis

Hundreds of displaced families trampled down the stairs carrying stained mattresses, logs and kindling for cooking and sacks of clothing and food. The families, more than 5,000 people in all, had fled battles in the northern Tigray region to Shire, a…

World Bank Pauses Mali Payments After Coup as Leader Warns Against Sanctions

The World Bank said on Friday it had temporarily paused payments to operations in Mali following a military coup, while the man expected to become the new prime minister warned sanctions would only complicate the country’s crisis.The World Bank’s actio…

Stuck Ship Thrusts Sleepy Suez Canal Village into Limelight

AMER, EGYPT – The sleepy farming village of Amer overlooks the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important waterways. Last week, the village was suddenly thrust into the limelight after a massive container ship, the Ever Given, got stuck nearby.The c…

Job Losses Loom in Kenya’s Tea Industry as Workers Compete with Machines???

A group of women pick tea leaves at a plantation in Kenya’s tea belt in the Rift Valley, where harvesting has traditionally been done by hand. This labor-intensive practice is said to ensure the region produces the high-quality tea that is among the co…