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SUNS # 8581 Thursday 23 November 2017

Trade : South nations throw down gauntlet on e-com at MC11 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
A large majority of developing and poorest countries, including India and South Africa, on Tuesday (21 November) threw down the gauntlet on electronic commerce at the World Trade Organization, challenging the European Union, Japan, and other countries that want to change the existing mandate on e-commerce at the eleventh ministerial conference in Buenos Aires (MC11) next month, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Streamlined texts emerge on IUU fishing, overfished stocks (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The WTO Negotiating Group on Rules, meeting over five days last week (13-17 November), saw the completion of efforts by a group of members to streamline texts on prohibited subsidies relating to IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing and on overfished stocks.

Africa : Goodbye Mugabe, hello new Zimbabwe? (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Robert Mugabe - the world's oldest head of state - is dead, politically at least.

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