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SUNS # 8485 Tuesday 20 June 2017

Finance : Globalisation risks need careful management, not backlash, says BIS (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
Increased economic globalisation has contributed to a remarkable increase in living standards across the world and while its adjustment costs and financial risks need careful management they do not justify a backlash against globalisation, according to the Basel-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

Africa : Could help feed the world - if its fertile land doesn't vanish (PRIV)
(IPS, Ouagadougou)
The 23rd World Day to Combat Desertification was celebrated in Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou on June 15 with a call to create two million jobs and restore 10 million hectares of degraded land.

Africa : Drought and jobless, hopeless youth, fertile grounds for extremism (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome/Ouagadougou)
Ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity, warned a high-level symposium of Africa's interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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