Economist: Abraham Accords, US Loan Will Help Revitalize Sudan’s Economy

Sudan took another big step this week toward rejoining the international community and losing its label as a pariah state by officially signing an agreement to normalize relations with Israel. Sudan, which once hosted al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, had already agreed to improve relations with Israel but made it official on Wednesday when visiting […]

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China-Vietnam Border Wall Would Target Smugglers, Chinese Economic Refugees

Reports that China is building a wall along the border with Vietnam to keep its own citizens at home spotlights economic hard times on the Chinese side and frustration on both sides with rampant smuggling, analysts believe. Authorities in southwestern China are working on a two-meter-high wall along the 1,300-meter border, Radio Free Asia reported […]

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Trump Administration Moves Forward With $1B Moroccan Arms Deal

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration moved forward with $1 billion in sales of drones and precision-guided weapons to Morocco on Friday, sending a notice to Congress about the potential deals, according to sources familiar with the notification. The deal includes four MQ-9B SeaGuardian drones made by privately held General Atomics, and Hellfire, Paveway and […]

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Ethiopia and Tanzania now hold Africa’s largest livestock population

DAR ES SALAAM, Ethiopia has the largest livestock than any other country in Africa, making the East African powerhouse the continent’s best destination for leather and meat factories. The new livestock data published by Tanzania’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that Ethiopia leads with an overwhelming 60.39 million cattle while Tanzania in the second […]

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Rapid COVID-19 Tests for Kenyan Truckers Revive African Economies

The International Organization for Migration is providing rapid COVID-19 tests to thousands of truck drivers across Kenya as part of an effort to reinvigorate regional economies in Eastern and Central Africa. Much of Africa’s multibillion-dollar cross-border trade has been halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Truck drivers identified as a high-risk group for spreading the […]

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