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SUNS # 8691 Thursday 31 May 2018

Trade : US again blocks consensus over AB appointments (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States has once again blocked at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) the launch of the selection processes to fil l three current vacancies on the seven-member Appellate Body (AB).

Trade : "WTO doesn't deserve to die through asphyxiation" (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Warning that the WTO's Appellate Body (AB), with only four members now, is on the verge of becoming non-operational, an outgoing member of the adjudicatory body has said that the WTO does not deserve to die through asphyxiation.

Africa : Zimbabwe's long road to gender parity (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Zimbabwe goes to the polls in July for the first general election since the departure of Robert Mugabe, and the jo ckeying over who will represent the country's major political parties is in full th rottle.

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