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Kenya receives $ 750 million boost for COVID-19 recovery efforts

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2021– To strengthen Kenya’s resilient, inclusive and green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the World Bank has approved $ 750 million in development policy finance to support policy reforms that will enhance transparency and accountability in public procurement and promote efficient public investment spending. This development …

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Botswana’s Economic Recovery Efforts Get $ 250 Million Boost

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2020 – Botswana’s efforts to accelerate key economic reforms were boosted following the approval of a $ 250 million loan by the World Bank today. The Programmatic Economic Resilience and Green Recovery (DPL) Development Policy Loan will support the implementation of Botswana’s Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan …

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Iran and Venezuela: a strategic partnership

By Joseph Humire * June 10, 2021 Colombian President Iván Duque raised his eyebrows in August 2020 when he said Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro regime was looking to acquire medium and long range missiles from the Islamic Republic of Iran. The claim comes against the backdrop of increased trade cooperation between …

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Global Health and Health Silk Road: The Other Side of the Picture

In May 2020, as EU-China tensions rise, Margareth vestager, EU competition commissioner, expressed concern over Europe’s lack of “good knowledge of contemporary China”. Vestager’s concerns are important because knowledge, perception and policymaking are closely linked to international politics. However, how does a mere deficiency in the Chinese stock market affect …

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