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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Indonesia to Expand its Market in Africa

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi went on a tour in Africa in a bid to improve and intensify Indonesia's relations with countries of that continent. Her first stop was Cairo, Egypt, where she held a meeting with the Egyptian International Cooperation Minister, Sahar Nasr, on February 5.

Retno requested easier market access for Indonesian products in Egypt, because the import tariff was still quite high. "We need to find…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.