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IGAD Urges Harmonization of Diaspora Transaction Fees to Boost Inflows

The Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (Igad) has called upon its member countries to align diaspora transaction fees in an effort to increase remittance inflows. During a meeting with central bank governors from Igad member states in Nairobi, Igad executive secretary Workneh Gebeyehu highlighted that despite the region receiving substantial remittances from abroad, transaction rates remain significantly higher than the global average.

US diplomatic convoy under fire in Sudan amid deadly fighting

A US diplomatic convoy was fired upon in Sudan on Monday, as deadly fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) continues. According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the attack was "reckless, irresponsible, and unsafe". This incident occurred as the conflict in Sudan has led to around 185 deaths and 1,800 injuries in the past three days, with hospitals and clinics also being shelled.

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