South Sudan Bans Employment of Foreign Workers, Orders Replacement by Locals

By AFP, AUTHORITIES in South Sudan announced Tuesday a ban on foreign workers, including aid agency staff, and ordered their jobs to be given to locals. There was no immediate explanation for the ban, which comes as NGOs warn of a looming famine caused by nine months of civil war in the country, which is […]

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Ethiopia’s 4th Largest Export, Khat, Suffers after European Ban

By AFP, FOR a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia’s Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back. As the sun sets on the small eastern town, farmers and brokers of the amphetamine shrub rouse from an afternoon slumber to cut deals in the bustling […]

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Is Canada Looking for Excuses to Sever ties with Eritrea?

The absurdity of the complaints is simply ridiculous. The consulate is not contacting any of these individuals and soliciting funds for 2% or otherwise. If any individual voluntarily contacts the Consulate and inquires on his/her requirements for receiving benefits or services as an Eritrean citizen, the consulate has no choice but to inform them of […]

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