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Why Getting Back The Port Of Assab Matters To Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - Since most of the country's import-export trade is conducted through sea transport, and because Massawa and Assab are no longer viable options, Ethiopia is forced to rely on the ports of neighboring countries, especially Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and occasionally, Somalia. However, the costs of transportation to most of the destination ports are very prohibitive in view of the long distances and poor land transport facilities.

India Far Poorer Than Africa, New Measure Shows

AFRICANGLOBE - More of the world's poor live in eight Indian states than in the 26 poorest African countries, according to a new UN-backed measure of poverty.