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SUNS # 9147 Friday 26 June 2020

COVID-19 : South faces new threat of rise in imports of e-transmissions (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The developing countries are facing fresh threats to their existing catalogue of "development challenges" due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the threat of an "exponential rise in imports of electronic transmissions" due to the WTO's 1998 moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions, two senior officials from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have said.

Senegal : Women's participation in energy sector equals empowerment (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney)
Aissata Ba, 45-year-old widow and mother of seven children, has been practising market gardening for the past 30 years in Lompoul Sur Mer village in the Niayes area of north-west Senegal.

Opinion : The US & the UN - a looming confrontation (PRIV)
(IPS, Colombo)
The recent approach of the US to the UN and its agencies has left many shaking their heads.

Africa : The role of women in avoiding a Covid-19 "food pandemic" (PRIV)
(IPS, Antananarivo)
As infections with Covid-19 appear to be intensifying in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), fears of severe food shortages have prompted experts to warn that the region may be "on the brink of a hunger pandemic."

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