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UN Seeks $600 Million for Ethiopian Refugee Effort

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency and partners are appealing for $658 million this year for 735,000 refugees and more than half-a-million Ethiopians hosting them.

The U.N. refugee agency praises the many rights granted by …

Amid Kenya Power Struggle, IMF Says Investment Program in Crisis

NAIROBI – Hundreds of mismanaged infrastructure projects have stalled in Kenya and it will cost around $10 billion to revive them, the IMF said in a report whose findings point to a growing power struggle …

First Deaf and Blind Harvard Law Graduate Says Accessibility Isn’t Charity

WASHINGTON – Haben Girma, a lawyer born deaf and blind, has advocated for accessibility from her hometown of Oakland, California, all the way to the White House. Now, she has written a book about her …

Violence against Women Hinders Development, Says Minister

Rabat – Violence against women has an economic and social cost that hinders development in Morocco, minister of Solidarity, Social Development, Equality and Family, Jamila Moussali, said Thursday in Rabat.

Speaking at the closing conference …

UN Increases 2020 Budget, Adds Funds for War Crimes Inquiries

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations General Assembly Friday adopted a $3.07 billion operating budget that for the first time includes funding for the investigation of war crimes in Syria and Myanmar.

The budget represents …

Ethiopia to Get $3 Billion Loan From World Bank

ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday that Ethiopia will receive $3 billion from the World Bank to help strengthen reforms in its traditionally state-controlled economy.

Two days ago, the International Monetary …

US Extends License for Businesses to Work With Huawei by 90 Days

WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday granted another 90 days for companies to cease doing business with China’s telecoms giant Huawei, saying this would allow service providers to continue to serve rural areas.

President …