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In Indian Mining Hub, Farmers Bring Polluted Land Back To Life

In Indian Mining Hub, Farmers Bring Polluted Land Back To Life

For years, Indian farmer Chape Hanumaiya struggled to grow anything on his tiny plot of land – it was caked in the thick, red dust drifting from the iron ore mines that surrounded it. But today, Hanumaiya and his wife are about to harvest pearl millet and sesame crops thanks to a pilot project that […]

‘Unprecedented Funding Gap’ for 7 Million Facing Hunger in Ethiopia

‘Unprecedented Funding Gap’ for 7 Million Facing Hunger in Ethiopia

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing an unprecedented funding gap of $426 million for its operation in Ethiopia, as the UN agency ramps up delivery to meet the needs of up to 12 million people this year. This month, WFP started delivering emergency assistance to communities in regions bordering war-torn Tigray. So far, the […]

New Law Will Make Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Attractive to Investors

New Law Will Make Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Attractive to Investors

Nigeria’s journey to the Petroleum Industry Act started in 2000 under President Olusegun Obasanjo, who inaugurated an oil and gas sector reform implementation committee. The committee’s report formed the basis of the first Petroleum Industry Bill eight years later. It was submitted to the National Assembly but not passed. Nor was it passed under the next president, Goodluck Jonathan. […]

FDA Authorizes Extra Covid-19 Vaccine Dose For Those With Weakened Immune Systems

FDA Authorizes Extra Covid-19 Vaccine Dose For Those With Weakened Immune Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday night approved a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna for people with compromised immune systems, in a move that will likely enhance protection for vulnerable individuals at a time when the more infectious delta variant continues to spread all over the […]

Are Digital Health Passports A Good Idea?

Are Digital Health Passports A Good Idea?

The European Union launched on Thursday a COVID-19 vaccine passport system to ease travel across the 27-nation bloc and kickstart tourism at the start of the summer season. As vaccination campaigns progress across the continent, governments have been exploring how documents, mostly digital, could help reopen borders by identifying people who are protected against the […]

Women Find Helping Hand To Break Into Tech Jobs In Germany

Women Find Helping Hand To Break Into Tech Jobs In Germany

If you’re a woman from an ethnic minority group hoping to land a job in Germany’s tech sector, you might want to rethink your CV. As firms use Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to filter job applications, the mention of a foreign school or maternity leave could trigger automatic rejection, according to FrauenLoop, a non-profit aiming to […]

Migrant Workers Face Tough Quarantine In Thailand As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Migrant Workers Face Tough Quarantine In Thailand As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Forced to quarantine at his factory as COVID-19 cases surge in Thailand, migrant worker Hein Thet Zaw has spent the last 10 days sleeping in a tent, trying to ward off hunger with meagre supplies of rice and boiled eggs. “Burmese workers eat a lot of rice, but what we get here is a small […]

Pandemic Surge In European House Prices Raises Fears Of New Bubble

Pandemic Surge In European House Prices Raises Fears Of New Bubble

If Sweden’s government gets its way, Bromma airport on the western edge of Stockholm will shut down and be used to build around 30,000 new homes, helping to ease a housing shortage that has sent prices in the capital soaring. Sweden is not alone in seeking innovative ways to boost the supply of housing and, […]

UN Women Launches New Programme To Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry

UN Women Launches New Programme To Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry

The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea […]

One In Two People Globally Lost Income Due To The Pandemic – Gallup

One In Two People Globally Lost Income Due To The Pandemic – Gallup

One in two people worldwide saw their earnings drop due to the coronavirus, with people in low-income countries particularly hard hit by job losses or cuts to their working hours, research showed on Monday. U.S.-based polling company Gallup, which surveyed 300,000 people across 117 countries, found that half of those with jobs earned less because […]

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