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

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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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