Tag Archives: ECONOMY

#VOA. | Burkina Faso Internet Shutdown Continues into Fourth Day

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – The shutdown of internet access via mobile phone networks that began Saturday dragged on for a fourth day Tuesday. The government said in a statement the shutdown is in the interest of national defense and public security and will last until around 10 p.m. tonight. VOA …

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#VOA. | US, China Surprise Climate Summit With Joint Declaration

LONDON — The United States and China surprised the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on Wednesday with a joint declaration to take action to limit global warming over the next decade. The declaration came as delegates entered the final hours of negotiations to agree on a final text at the …

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#VOA. | Countries Agree to Create Green Shipping Lanes in Pursuit of Zero Carbon

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — A coalition of 19 countries including Britain and the United States on Wednesday agreed to create zero emissions shipping trade routes between ports to speed up the decarbonization of the global maritime industry, officials involved said. Shipping, which transports about 90% of world trade, accounts for nearly …

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#VOA. | Pfizer Asks US Regulators to Expand Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine to All Adult Americans

WASHINGTON — U.S.-based drugmaker Pfizer is seeking to make a booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine available to all adult Americans 18 years of age and older. Pfizer filed the request Tuesday with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, citing a new clinical trial involving 10,000 volunteers who received a …

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#VOA. | China Hits Reset on Belt and Road Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO — Green energy is the new focus of China’s one-of-a-kind Belt and Road Initiative or BRI, that aims to build a series of infrastructure projects from Asia to Europe. The eco-friendlier version of BRI has caught the attention of some 70 other countries that are getting new infrastructure …

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#VOA. | Facebook to Rename Itself ‘Meta’

Facebook announced Thursday it was changing its name to Meta, rechristening itself as a digitally innovative company moving beyond 2D screens even as insider revelations paint the tech giant as apathetic toward hate speech, misinformation and mental health. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during Thursday’s livestreamed augmented reality …

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#VOA. | Infrastructure Successes Have Transformed America, Can Biden’s Plan do the Same?

Congress appears poised to pass a bipartisan, $1 trillion plan that would be the largest federal investment in infrastructure in more than a decade. History shows that investing in infrastructure can transform the United States, changing how Americans move, bolstering economic prosperity, and significantly improving the health and quality of …

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#ActualiteCD. | the managers of the ICCN of the Upemba and Kundelungu parks plead for the promotion of the vision of “Green Alliance” for the green economy in the great Katanga – Desk Nature

The managers of the ICCN (the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature), the Upemba and Kundelungu national parks call on local private companies, donors and miners to support the vision of “Alliance Green ”, in order to mobilize together their efforts to carry out sustainable development projects in the …

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Huawei Executive Resolves Criminal Charges in Deal with US ~ #VoA:

NEW YORK — A top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies has resolved criminal charges against her as part of a deal with the U.S. Justice Department that could pave the way for her to return to China. The deal with Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the …

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Soaring food prices in Chadian markets ~ #REUTERS:

N’DJAMENA — In Chad, the cost of living is increasingly expensive. The prices of basic necessities go from simple to double, making the basket of the housewife almost empty. The measures taken by the transitional authorities to curb this price surge are far from reality. “Everything is expensive. Even if …

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Senegalese farmers victims of a surplus of onions on the market ~ #AFP:

In Bambilor, one of the centers of onion production in Senegal, about thirty kilometers from Dakar, the report is bitter: the supply greatly exceeds the demand, under the combined effect of foreign competition, harmful agricultural practices or even insufficient storage capacities. “A house, a bag of onions”: behind this enigmatic …

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Tunisia, in debt, turns again to the IMF ~ #REUTERS:

After years of economic gloom and short-term management, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the small North African country to its knees: its external debt has reached the symbolic bar of 100 billion dinars (around 30 billion dinars). ‘euros), i.e. 100% of the gross domestic product. Tunisia must repay some 4.5 …

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