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SUNS # 8389 Friday 27 January 2017

Trade : Panel set over Chinese domestic support to agri-producers (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Wednesday agreed to establish a panel, at the request of the United States, to examine domestic support provided by China for agricultural producers, in particular of wheat, rice and corn.

United States : Trade war threat grows (PRIV)
(Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Kuala Lumpur)
New American President Donald Trump has long insisted that the United States has been suffering from poor trade deals made by his predecessors.

United Nations : Decades-old US sanctions on Sudan lifted (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Among his final actions, President Obama lifted US sanctions against Sudan, a move welcomed by some.

Sri Lanka : Drought could cost billions (PRIV)
(IPS, Colombo)
The warnings are stark, the instructions, for a change, clear. Sri Lanka is heading into one of its worst droughts in recent history, and according some estimates the worst in 30 years.

Kenya : Can lead the way to universal health care in Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Consider this: every year, nearly one million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line as a result of unaffordable health care expenses.

Africa : Migrants seeking Europe catch their breath in Morocco (PRIV)
(IPS, Nador)
With a stable economy and a peaceful political climate, Morocco - which has always been a transit country for migrants - is becoming a potential new destination for settlement.

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