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SUNS # 9637 Wednesday 31 August 2022

Trade : US continues to block Appellate Body appointments at WTO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States, for the fifty-seventh time, said it was still not in a position to agree to a joint proposal by 126 WTO members that called for the simultaneous launch of the selection process to fill seven vacancies on the WTO's Appellate Body as soon as possible.

Finance : How France under-develops Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 30 Aug (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Most sub-Saharan African French colonies got formal independence in the 1960s.

Chile : Community energy not taking off (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago)
Renewable energies, especially solar and wind power, are growing inexorably in Chile, driven by large companies.

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