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Masks And Bikinis As Bangkok Sex Districts Reopen With New Rules

Masks And Bikinis As Bangkok Sex Districts Reopen With New Rules

With performers wearing facemasks as well as bikinis, Bangkok’s red-light districts reopened on Wednesday after more than three months of the shutdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. Bars, karaoke venues and massage parlours were in the latest category of businesses allowed to reopen – with conditions – now that Thailand has gone 37 days […]

Italy’s Artisans Anxious As Brands Haggle To Bridge Luxury Gap

Italy’s Artisans Anxious As Brands Haggle To Bridge Luxury Gap

With unsold luxury handbags and clothing gathering dust in their workshops, Italy’s artisans fear for their future as brands cut orders and in some cases demand discounts and payment delays. Italy accounts for around 40% of global luxury goods manufacturing and has been hit hard by a dramatic drop in demand triggered by the coronavirus […]

Corporate Council On Africa Launches Inaugural Leaders Forum – Global Financial Response To COVID-19 In Africa

Corporate Council On Africa Launches Inaugural Leaders Forum – Global Financial Response To COVID-19 In Africa

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) launched its inaugural Leaders Forum – a high-level virtual forum to bring together Heads of State, senior USG and African government officials, CEOs and private sector executives, and leaders from multilateral institutions. Under the theme “Resilient U.S.-Africa Business Engagement to Drive Post COVID-19 Recovery”, the […]

How To Stand By Your Spouse Financially In This COVID-19 Period

How To Stand By Your Spouse Financially In This COVID-19 Period

  Binta was raised to believe that her money is hers alone except she is willing to share, her hubby is for the household (my money is mine, your money is ours syndrome). Mr Alfred, father of one was moulded with the belief that the wife, Binta though a ‘helpmeet’ could share bills but he […]

AW: How To Deal With Post-COVID Depression

AW:  How To Deal With Post-COVID Depression

It’s no longer news that a lot of people have been relieved of their jobs during this COVID-19 era, but it’s even more saddening, in point of fact, that more people will be relieved of their jobs as we gradually approach the post-pandemic era. Did you lose a loved one? Your partner just broke up […]

Coronavirus Shocks To Fuel Years Of Unrest And Hunger In Poorest Economies

Coronavirus Shocks To Fuel Years Of Unrest And Hunger In Poorest Economies

Economic shocks caused by the new coronavirus are set to fuel poverty, unrest and instability in heavily-indebted and politically fragile countries for years to come, found an international think-tank on Wednesday. The pandemic’s impacts will undo years of socio-economic development for some countries, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) said in a briefing released […]

Global Leaders Discuss How Africa Can Achieve Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Global Leaders Discuss How Africa Can Achieve Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

The African economy will recover quickly from the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic if there is a meaningful collaboration between governments and the private sector, some global leaders said on Monday. The leaders, who stated this, include the Liberian President, George Weah; U.S. senator and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Africa, Chris Coons; […]

Rwanda Expands Drone Use To Deliver Medicine

Rwanda Expands Drone Use To Deliver Medicine

Rwanda was among the few countries in Africa to use drones to deliver life-saving blood plasma to far-flung rural areas. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the value and use of this technology and the country is now expanding the service to deliver medicine for non-communicable diseases to hospitals in remote areas, and offer support to […]