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SUNS # 9279 Friday 5 February 2021

United Nations : Food commodity prices rise sharply in January, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The international prices of a basket of key agricultural food commodities rose for the eighth consecutive month in January, mainly driven by sugar, cereals and vegetable oils, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Trade : Okonjo-Iweala waiting with "strategic patience" to be next WTO DG (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Nigeria's former finance minister Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that she is waiting with "strategic patience" for her appointment as the next WTO director-general (DG), hoping for a positive decision by the Biden administration to reverse the block on her appointment placed by the previous Trump administration.

Myanmar : Looks back in fear and anger after military coup (PRIV)
(IPS, Yangon)
As night fell on Tuesday, the second day of the military coup in Myanmar, two familiar scenes were being played out on opposite sides of the world.

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