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03.12.2020

Putin orders start of mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Russia, will begin NEXT WEEK with key workers given priority

Putin orders start of mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Russia, will begin NEXT WEEK with key workers given priority

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the start of large scale vaccination against coronavirus in Russia, by the end of next week. Medics and teachers will be the first to get the shots and participation will be voluntary. Russia’s pharma industry is ready to meet the challenge, Putin said during a… »

24.11.2020

COVID-19 and Lessons from Traditional Chinese Medicine

COVID-19 and Lessons from Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Jayasri Priyalal for InDepthNews They are fighting an invisible enemy taking a warpath. Many countries grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic interpret the situation like a war. Frontline heroes are found in battlefield scenarios. These heroes come from different professions, medical and healthcare workers being the binding force, the rest… »

22.11.2020

COVID-19 Shatters Hopes for Industrial Advance in Africa

COVID-19 Shatters Hopes for Industrial Advance in Africa

But the Next Decade Might Trigger the Change Needed Viewpoint by Jenny Larsen* Industrial development in Africa has been sluggish for some decades. Now, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic kick in, hopes for better progress, at least in the short term, appear to be fading. But if countries… »

22.11.2020

Biden Is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions

Biden Is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions

By Evelyn Leopold President Trump has called the Obama-initiated nuclear agreement for Iran a “horrible one-sided deal” and withdrew from it in 2018. Except he really didn’t. This past summer, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a series of appeals to the UN Security Council, saying that the… »

17.11.2020

Africa’s governance performance declines for the first time in a decade, finds 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Africa’s governance performance declines for the first time in a decade, finds 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, says: “This is a testing time for Africa. Pre-existing weaknesses and challenges in African governance, as uncovered by the 2020 IIAG, are exacerbated by COVID-19, which also threatens economic progress. Citizens’ dissatisfaction and mistrust with governance delivery are growing. African states have… »

13.11.2020

In Brumadinho, candidates need to overcome disbelief and tragedy

In Brumadinho, candidates need to overcome disbelief and tragedy

By Marcelo Z Carota* Right in the path of the biggest dam breach accident in Brazil, this little town was devastated by a tragedy that claimed many lives among the local population. According to a report by the UN Environment Agency, the figures are among the eight largest environmental disasters… »

24.10.2020

A demonstration in Prague

A demonstration in Prague

Yesterday, a demonstration held in Prague against the steps taken by the government to face the Covid epidemic, turned into a tough fight between protesters and police. The protest was planned to start at 2:00 P.M. and according to the current containment measures required: no more than 500 people divided… »

18.10.2020

COVID-19 People’s lives have been sacrificed to the economic interests of the dominant powers

COVID-19 People’s lives have been sacrificed to the economic interests of the dominant powers

They have once again failed to give priority to human beings, to life, over the economic interests of the “lords of the world” who, over the last 50 years, have done nothing but steal and destroy life on Earth. Friday evening, 16 October, members of the… »

17.10.2020

Stand in solidarity with world’s poor, UN chief says in message for International Day

Stand in solidarity with world’s poor, UN chief says in message for International Day

The UN Secretary-General has called for solidarity with all people living in poverty, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Secretary-General António Guterres issued the appeal in a video message to mark the International Day for… »

17.10.2020

UK government’s tiered COVID-19 alert systems are all flawed, warns disaster expert

UK government’s tiered COVID-19 alert systems are all flawed, warns disaster expert

Alert systems need to be clear and easy for everyone to understand. Yet, to date, the UK’s national alert system has created confusion and been largely ignored. Now, a second local alert level system has been introduced in England. I’m not convinced it will do any better. Other countries, from New… »

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