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Kenya needs to improve its rainwater harvesting systems

This year Kenya has witnessed “torrential rainfall”, writes the Theme Leader of Water Management at World Agroforestry Centre, Maibo Malesu. However, at the wake of pouring rain came devastating droughts which hit some “parts of...
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Debt sustainability risks for emerging economies

Debt sustainability in emerging economies is becoming increasingly challenging said, Ambassador Salim Baddoura of Lebanon, president of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board. Baddoura’s aim was to underscore the seriousness and urgency...

Environmental technology gains focus

Environmental technology has received shot in the arm following the signing of a $100 million financing deal between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with Lebanon's Bank Audi. The development marks the second such investment...
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Foreign funded NGOs in Egypt feel brunt of law

Foreign funded NGOs in Egypt are having a hard time in the country following the review of a law by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that has since long been criticized by...
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Lebanon’s domestic gas production policy

Domestic gas production in Lebanon is set boom with the country’s energy minister Cesar Abi Khalil saying Lebanon plans on starting new rounds of offshore explorations to develop domestic gas in 2019. In fact, Lebanon aims...

Egypt’s non-oil private sector dips lower

Non-oil private sector activity in Egypt has dipped modestly in October 2018 and have touched their lowest levels, showed a survey. According to the Emirates NBD Egypt Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)...
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Lebanese women scientists shine in male-dominant firmament

Lebanese women scientists are setting new trends. Jana Kobeissi is a “fresh graduate” from the American University of Beirut who is still leading the campus life while juggling amidst classes and lab work as...

Generator mafias competition leads to gunshot in Lebanon

The generator mafias in Lebanon profit from the gap that exists in the country’s power supply. Learn more about the issue in our previous article tilted “Generator mafias profit from Lebanese power supply gap”....
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Nassib border with Jordan opens on Oct. 10

Syria’s Nassib border crossing with Jordan will reopen on October 10, said Syria's state media reports. With the trade captured from the rebels, the Syrian government is set to reopen it later this month. With...
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Guilherme Casarões on Brazil: “Trade relationships with the Middle East are not easy”

ByTheEast: Brazil was a net importer of agricultural products in the 1970s. It now ranks among the world’s five largest agricultural producers and exporters. Can it overtake the others? Guilherme Casarões: Brazil has come a...