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SUNS # 9989 Friday 19 April 2024

WTO : Costa Rica, Brazil, Paraguay cause procedural chaos over food security (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Members of the World Trade Organization o n 17 April adopted a significant report to address the specific food security concerns of the least-developed countries (LDCs) and net-food-importing developing countries (NFIDCs), despite Costa Rica, Brazil and Paraguay apparently caus ing "procedural" chaos at the meeting, said people familiar with the developmen t.

Rights : UN treaty body calls for end to ethnic violence in Sudan (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Gravely concerned over the increase in viol ence, including ethnic violence in Sudan following the outbreak of hostilities on 15 April 2023, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has urged Sudan to address and prevent further escalation of ethnic violence, incitement to racial hatred and racist hate speech, and hate crim es.

Opinion : Trade deception returns in Pan-Africanist guise (PRIV)
(IPS, Accra)
The World Bank has exaggerated probable gains from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to promote partial and uneven trade liberalisation that is unlikel y to enhance development on the continent.

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