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SUNS # 8800 Wednesday 21 November 2018

Trade : China comes out against ambitious rules on e-commerce (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China has inveighed against binding provisions for free cross-border data flows, preventing data localization, and protection of source code among others, in the ongoing informal plurilatera l discussions on e-commerce at the World Trade Organization, causing a setbac k for developing ambitious rules as demanded by the United States, Japan, Australia, and Singapore, trade envoys told SUNS.

Rights : UN commemorates Day for Elimination of Violence against Women (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
"From the tuk tuk driv ers in Cambodia ... to the school children in South Africa, women and men and g irls and boys are taking a stand to prevent violence against women," says Execut ive Director of UN Women and Under Secretary-General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

Kenya : Improved husbandry practices boosts aquaculture (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
Despite the humid late October midd ay weather in Kisumu County near the shores of Lake Victoria, Jane Kisia is bu sy walking around her fish ponds feeding her fish.

Kenya : Teenage pregnancy - a crisis of health, education and opportunity (PRIV)
(IPS, Nairobi)
That almost one in fi ve Kenyan teenage girls is a mother represents not only a huge cost to the hea lth sector, but also a betrayal of potential on a shocking scale.

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