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Sydney Wise

Learning from Mistakes in Pandemic Response

Throughout history, we have assumed the risk of communicating disease; the question is, have we learned from past experiences enough to minimize future risk?


Abdullah Hamidaddin

How Yemen Rises

Donors and Yemen's government should encourage experts who understand the country’s health and environmental challenges to engage with those innovators.


Firas Al-Atraqchi

New Zealand mosque massacre fueled by social media hate speech

The attack which killed at least 49 Muslims could not have happened without support and planning on social media.

Analysis: China’s Silk Road Eyes G7 Nations

Italy could sign an MoU on joining the One Road, One Belt initiative when Xi Jinping visits Rome March 20.


Russell Merryman

Analysis: Schrödinger’s Brexit

You cannot build a stable economic future on a foundation of feelings and false promises, says Russell Merryman,

BRICS News

Ramaphosa unveils economic recovery plan

Ramaphosa unveils economic recovery plan

South Africa had one of the earliest and most severe national lockdowns in the world.

Mine rehabilitation leaves inspiring legacy

Mine rehabilitation leaves inspiring legacy

Researchers from all over the world come to South Africa to work with these collections at the Iziko Museum.

Monetary policy failed to cushion consumers in Q2

Monetary policy failed to cushion consumers in Q2

Household consumption expenditure accounted for 61.7 per cent of the economy in the second quarter.

BRICS New Development Bank issues second COVID-19 Response bond

BRICS New Development Bank issues second COVID-19 Response bond

The NDB aims to provide up to US$10 billion in crisis-related assistance.

South Africa moves to Level 1 lockdown

South Africa moves to Level 1 lockdown

South Africa seems to have passed the peak in the number of cases with the daily Covid-19.

South African economy has unprecedented collapse in Q2

South African economy has unprecedented collapse in Q2

The OECD said that a sound growth strategy could deliver quick wins in terms of job creation and potential growth.

In-Depth

Analysis: BRICS can defeat Trump's protectionism

BRICS must quickly tear down barriers which could impede free trade within the bloc.




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Q&A

Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief

There is an increase in incitement to hatred and exclusion in many countries of Europe today, says Cywiski.

Q&A: Russian healthy snacks entrepreneur looks West

Forbes called Elena Shifrina "the face of the healthy snacks sector in Russia".

Inside Track

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS must revamp their education and vocational systems to meet challenges of the new technologies.

BRICS Social

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Apart from Russia, China is one of America's biggest rivals in space exploration.

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

BRICS Business

Monetary policy failed to cushion consumers in Q2

Monetary policy failed to cushion consumers in Q2

Household consumption expenditure accounted for 61.7 per cent of the economy in the second quarter.

BRICS New Development Bank issues second COVID-19 Response bond

BRICS New Development Bank issues second COVID-19 Response bond

The NDB aims to provide up to US$10 billion in crisis-related assistance.

South African final demand rose in the fourth quarter

South African final demand rose in the fourth quarter

Prospects for 2020 were looking good prior to the global panic resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.

World News

BRICS New Development Bank issues second COVID-19 Response bond

The NDB aims to provide up to US$10 billion in crisis-related assistance.

Inter-Africa Trade Fair postponed to September 2021

Oramah said that the continuing COVID-19 pandemic situation was not conducive to holding such a pan-African event.

Learning from Mistakes in Pandemic Response

Throughout history, we have assumed the risk of communicating disease; the question is, have we learned from past experiences enough to minimize future risk?

Chinese demand key uncertainty for seaborne coal market in 2020

Chinese traders will hold back from buying as they wait for the economic impact of the coronavirus to stabilize.