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Refugees In Ethiopia’s Tigray Set To Run Out Of Food: U.N.

Refugees In Ethiopia’s Tigray Set To Run Out Of Food: U.N.

Nearly 100,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region will run out of food as early as next week if parties to the conflict do not allow humanitarian access, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. African peace envoys met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday, a day after he said that the military […]

Amazon Workers In Germany To Go On Strike On ‘Black Friday’

Amazon Workers In Germany To Go On Strike On ‘Black Friday’

Trade union Verdi called on workers at seven German Amazon warehouses to go on a three-day strike that will coincide with “Black Friday” discount shopping sales on Nov. 27. Scheduled to begin with Wednesday’s night shift, Verdi is demanding better pay and working conditions. Verdi has been organising strikes at Amazon in Germany – the […]

G20 Says It Will Strive For Fair Global Access To COVID-19 vaccine

G20 Says It Will Strive For Fair Global Access To COVID-19 vaccine

Leaders of the 20 biggest economies vowed on Sunday to spare no effort to supply COVID-19 drugs, tests and vaccines affordably and fairly to “all people”, reflecting worries that the pandemic could deepen divisions between the world’s rich and poor. The pandemic and prospects of an uneven and uncertain economic recovery were at the centre […]

In Collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, the Pan-African Fintech InTouch is Launching Its 10,000 Jambaars Program to Support and Mentor 10,000 Young Entrepreneurs in Senegal

In Collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, the Pan-African Fintech InTouch is Launching Its 10,000 Jambaars Program to Support and Mentor 10,000 Young Entrepreneurs in Senegal

As part of its Young Africa Works program in Senegal, the Mastercard Foundation has partnered with InTouch to support their 10,000 Jambaars project, which will deploy a network of 10,000 agents to provide digital services across the continent, most of whom will be young people and, particularly, young women. This collaboration between the two organizations is part […]

Liberian Dollar Shortage Worsens The Country’s Economic Woes

Liberian Dollar Shortage Worsens The Country’s Economic Woes

Banks in Liberia are trying to manage the shortage of local Liberian dollars as the commerce ministry warned businesses that they must accept both Liberian and US dollars or face large fines. Customers are queuing up at banks to withdraw money from their accounts or cash paychecks. The scarcity of local currency has led to […]

China Signs Huge Asia Pacific Trade Deal With 14 Countries

China Signs Huge Asia Pacific Trade Deal With 14 Countries

China has just joined forces with more than a dozen countries across the Asia Pacific region to sign a huge free trade deal nearly a decade in the making. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership spans 15 countries and 2.2 billion people, or nearly 30% of the world’s population, according to a joint statement released by […]

$250 Billion Wiped Off Chinese Tech Stocks As Beijing Signals Crackdown

$250 Billion Wiped Off Chinese Tech Stocks As Beijing Signals Crackdown

Fears that Beijing could tighten the screw on China’s biggest tech companies havewiped hundreds of billions of dollarsoff their stock market value in just two days.Shares in Alibaba (BABA) and JD.com (JD) have plunged more than 10% each in Hong Kong trading since Tuesday, putting both stocks on track for their worst week ever.The plunge has wiped 756 billion Hong Kong […]

South Africa’s Auto Industry Highlights The Social And Employment Cost Of Innovation

South Africa’s Auto Industry Highlights The Social And Employment Cost Of Innovation

In South Africa, local operations of international motor manufacturing companies must constantly innovate to meet global demands and offer competitive value. The way work is done is constantly changing. The current technologies adopted in the workplace are ever smarter than those that went before. This trend, driven by economic forces, does not always lead to social improvements. Automation and the use […]

Tech-Savvy Women Could Beat COVID-19 Job Blues In The Arab World

Tech-Savvy Women Could Beat COVID-19 Job Blues In The Arab World

As COVID-19 swells the ranks of unemployed women in the Arab world, surging demand for digital skills could help many of them find work in a region where only one in four women has a job. The pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on retail, tourism and hospitality jobs traditionally held by women, but […]

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Becomes The New Director- General Of WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Becomes The New Director- General Of WTO

The race to succeed Robert Azevedo as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) reaches the decisive stage beginning from this week when the 164 member states of the organisation begin the process of deciding who between the two remaining contestants, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung Hee, deserves the position. It has […]

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