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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

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.

South Africa to move to Level 2 lockdown

South Africa to move to Level 2 lockdown

The move to lockdown level 2 means that restrictions will be eased in several sectors.

OECD Survey highlights barriers to growth in South Africa

OECD Survey highlights barriers to growth in South Africa

The sharp drop in economic activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency of structural reforms.

BRICS New Development Bank Offers Brazil COVID-19 relief

BRICS New Development Bank Offers Brazil COVID-19 relief

The loan will help Brazil safeguard the income of about 5 million people in vulnerable situations.

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

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.

South African Budget does not raise any new taxes

South African Budget does not raise any new taxes

Commitments made at the 2018 and 2019 Investment Summits haven't been factored into the GDP growth forecasts.

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.