Friday, January 22, 2021
Ending the US-China trade war will be nothing compared to the experience of her mother being kidnapped, according to one of the frontrunners to lead the World Trade Organization. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, said the reforms she spearheaded as Nigerian finance minister led to her octogenarian mother Kamene Okonjo being abducted...
Since World War II, the global economy has performed beyond the wildest dreams of its post-war architects, yielding unprecedented gains in health, education, living standards, poverty reduction, and wealth. Central to this success was the growth and liberalization of international trade, which was made possible with US leadership in...
Julia Jackson, the mother of Jacob Blake, a young black man from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who was shot seven times in the back by police, got it right when she said, “America is great when we behave greatly.” Sadly, for the past four years, President Donald Trump has been leading...
The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) launched the Action for Shea Parklands (ASP) initiative. Spearheaded by GSA, this initiative seeks to promote, plant, and protect the shea parklands while advancing a shea industry commitment to plant ten million...
The US government has said it is committed to supporting the country to achieve a ‘malaria-free society’ while encouraging healthy living, including the use of mosquito-nets and early testing and treatment of malaria. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, said whereas the latest country data show some remarkable...
-as Ghana records impressive results in its malaria control programme   The US government has said it is committed to supporting the country to achieving a ‘malaria-free society’ while encouraging healthy living including the use of mosquito nets, and early testing and treatment of malaria. The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S....
Kenya has delayed talks on a trade deal with the United States until a pan-African trade bloc comes into force, President Uhuru Kenyatta said last week Thursday, likely holding up what would be Washington’s first such pact in sub-Saharan Africa. U.S. President Donald Trump and Kenyatta agreed in February to...
It is quite some exciting news in the midst of all the chaos currently engulfing the United States of America as the fight to get reforms to curtail injustice perpetuated against blacks across the country. This has received some sort of endorsement with protests around the world with the...
US president Donald Trump continued his funding threats to the World Health Organization, WHO; with a May 18 letter that threatened outright withdrawal of the US from the organization. The four-paged letter addressed to the WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the body had 30-days to undertake needed reforms. “I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding...
Some senior officials in the Trump administration have agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to Huawei Technologies, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic impacts economic growth around the world. Under the proposed rule change, foreign companies that use U.S. chip-making equipment would be required...
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