Category: trade

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Trump calls on Nigeria to buy away alternate boundaries

US President Donald Trump has called on Nigeria to remove its trade barriers, saying America is “owed that” on account of providing the West African country with more than $1bn in foreign aid each year. Trump, speaking on Monday at a joint press conference with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington, DC, said the US will invest substantially in Nigeria if Buhari…

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The worldwide implications of Trump’s swap warfare

True to his word, the United States President Donald Trump fired the opening shots of a likely trade war. His primary target is none other than China, the world’s leading trading nation, which is well on its way to becoming the world’s biggest economy in coming years. In late March, the American president targeted imports…

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African leaders imprint continental free alternate agreement

African leaders have signed an agreement to set up a massive free trade area to improve regional integration and and boost economic growth across the continent. The deal to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed at an extraordinary summit in Kigali, Rwanda by r epresentatives of 44 of the 55 African Union (AU)…

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African Continental Free Alternate Home: What you may perchance know

African countries are set to put their signature to an agreement that will launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda, on Wednesday. The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has estimated the agreement’s implementation could increase intra-African trade by 52 percent by 2022, compared with trade levels in 2010. Here’s what…

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Tricked, trafficked, traded: Contained in the Rohingya commerce

They witnessed their families being murdered and their homes burned to the ground in what the UN calls  a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.  With only the clothes they were wearing, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled their villages in Myanmar in search of refuge in Bangladesh. But hidden behind closed doors in the…

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What a US-China substitute war would discover love

In recent years, Asian trading partners, such as China, have seen a massive increase in their trade surplus with the US, which has been grappling with widespread deindustrialisation and manufacturing layoffs.  US President Donald Trump has taken up the issue and has promised to “bring jobs back to the US”. In the first year of…

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Rescuing boys from Thailand’s northern sex change

Chiang Mai, Thailand – Krit hangs out near McDonald’s most days, polishing the hood of his green tuk-tuk and waiting for customers. He can make as much as 3,000 Thai baht ($92) in a day driving tourists around this northern city. Several years ago when Krit was just 16, this picture was very different. His…

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UN considers sanctions to fight Libya slave commerce

France’s ambassador to the UN has urged the Security Council to impose sanctions on the people involved in Libya’s slave trade of African refugees and migrants. Francois Delattre’s comments come as human trafficking in Libya has become a burning topic since a CNN investigation produced footage of West Africans being sold at slave markets in…