Traders angry over Nigeria's decision to close borders - Economic reforms in Lebanon fail to quell protests
The Lebanese government has announced economic reforms after meeting to discuss a rescue plan for the country's crumbling finances. With public discontent widespread, mass protests have continued.
Two decades ago, several Nigerian states introduced Islamic legal systems. Some see the move as having brought benefits, but others are disappointed and critical about the results.
Lebanon's financial situation is deteriorating amid a rising political divide. International financial institutions say that it is up to the country to restore trust and overcome the current liquidity crisis.
UN diplomats are negotiating a global treaty to ensure a corporate code of conduct on issues such as environmental responsibility. But the EU's unwillingness to participate is making developing countries very impatient.
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