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East African countries eye Hong Kong as gateway to SE Asian meat market


ADDIS ABABA, June 11 (Xinhua) — East African countries, under the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Monday disclosed their interest in penetrating Southeast Asia’s meat and live animals market via Hong Kong.

IGAD member countries, which usually export live animals and meat to Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, said Hong Kong’s meat and live animals market could help to mitigate some of the challenges faced while exporting to MENA region, IGAD said in a statement.

According to IGAD, despite the close proximity and East Africa’s rich animal resources, the region was only able to meet 50 percent and 10 percent of the annual demand of the Middle East and North African markets respectively.

Noting the seasonal nature of MENA’s meat and live animal…

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East African countries eye Hong Kong as gateway to SE Asian meat market – Xinhua


ADDIS ABABA, June 11 (Xinhua) — East African countries, under the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Monday disclosed their interest in penetrating Southeast Asia’s meat and live animals market via Hong Kong.

IGAD member countries, which usually export live animals and meat to Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, said Hong Kong’s meat and live animals market could help to mitigate some of the challenges faced while exporting to MENA region, IGAD said in a statement.

According to IGAD, despite the close proximity and East Africa’s rich animal resources, the region was only able to meet 50 percent and 10 percent of the annual demand of the Middle East and North African markets respectively.

Noting the seasonal nature of MENA’s meat and live animal market, which…

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Romance scams triple in Hong Kong as African masterminds recruit in Asia


Most of the 159 Hongkongers who lost nearly HK$100 million (US$12.7 million) in online romance scams in the first four months of this year fell victim to scammers from Africa operating from Asian countries, it has emerged, amid a 200 per cent surge in such cases this year.

Based on an analysis of the money transfers and the scammers’ IP addresses, police insiders said at least two foreign-based syndicates were preying on women in Hong Kong through online dating platforms and social media sites such as Facebook.

“We believe the core figures of the gangs are from Africa, who recruited local residents in Asian countries to open bank accounts to collect payments and find targets online,” a police source said.

But he said some scammers worked individually and moved from one country to…

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Crossing Divides: Africans fight Hong Kong prejudice with football


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Smile! The footballers of All Black FC – which has expanded to welcome Chinese Hongkongers and other ethnic minorities

In Hong Kong, locals rarely play football with immigrants.

Not surprising, perhaps, when a third of Chinese Hongkongers don’t want to sit next to members of other ethnic groups on public transport, live next door to them, or have their children as classmates to their own children, according to a survey by the NGO Hong Kong Unison.

Is the beautiful game really powerful enough to overcome that kind of prejudice?

Since 2016, a “refugee” football team – All Black…

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