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Kenya, Ethiopia Vow to Turn Conflict-ridden Border Into Trade Hub

The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia promised on Monday to create jobs, reduce poverty and foster trade in their restive borderlands, where conflict has intensified in recent years. The $200 million project aims to create a trade and investment hub along the remote 860-km (530-mile) border where human, arms and drug trafficking are rife, the head of the United Nations in Kenya, Nardos Bekele-Thomas, said. "The problem here is poverty," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation....

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