Bankers bet billions on new wave of debt-for-nature deals

More countries linking debt cost to conservation goals Seychelles, Belize, Barbados among those to strike deals Ecuador swap could be biggest yet at $800 million Cape Verde, Sri Lanka and others are also exploring deals SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Galapagos Islands, whose thousands of unique species inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution, … Read more

Parties to war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region agree to stop fighting

Two-year war has killed thousands, displaced millions Ethiopian government, Tigray forces agree truce Breakthrough comes just a week into talks in S. Africa PRETORIA, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The Ethiopian government and regional forces from Tigray agreed on Wednesday to cease hostilities, a dramatic diplomatic breakthrough two years into a war that has killed thousands, … Read more