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FAO paints bleak food security picture Analyses & Assessments

FAO paints bleak food security picture

The FAO’s recent report on global hunger, shows disproportionate food insecurity in Africa. Most acute hunger is caused by conflict, economic and...

ADB warns of slow growth in Asia Analyses & Assessments

ADB warns of slow growth in Asia

Growth in developing Asia could slow for a second straight year in 2019 and lose further momentum in 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said,...

Myanmar enforces controversial land law Analyses & Assessments

Myanmar enforces controversial land law

Myanmar’s government has actively been enforcing a land law that evicts, fines and imprisons farmers, in a move that is seen by human rights...

China to regulate opioids Analyses & Assessments

China to regulate opioids

China said it will tighten regulation of fentanyl-related substances as a gesture to the United States, where the synthetic opioid has caused tens of...

Trouble grows for Trudeau Analyses & Assessments

Trouble grows for Trudeau

Canada’s former attorney general made public a conversation that she secretly recorded with Canada’s top civil servant, which she took as a veiled...

Migrants hijack oil tanker Analyses & Assessments

Migrants hijack oil tanker

A Turkish oil tanker was hijacked by migrants amidst rising anti-immigrant, nationalist sentiments in Europe. The European migrant crisis is a part...

UK’s political nightmare Analyses & Assessments

UK’s political nightmare

On the day Britain was supposed to extract itself from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a third crushing defeat on her exit...

Ghana passes RTI bill Analyses & Assessments

Ghana passes RTI bill

Ghana adopts Right to Information bill that boosts transparency and government accountability, in a serious boost to the tools available to Africa’s...

Trump fails to achieve his campaign promise Analyses & Assessments

Trump fails to achieve his campaign promise

Corporate America brought $664.9 billion of offshore profits back to the U.S. last year, falling short of the $4 trillion President Donald Trump said...

Kenya to close refugee camp Analyses & Assessments

Kenya to close refugee camp

Nairobi plans to shut a refugee camp that is home to nearly a quarter of a million people, mostly Somalis, in the next few months, according to an...

Turkish Lira selloff continues Analyses & Assessments

Turkish Lira selloff continues

Turkey’s central bank sought to calm investors as the nation’s assets fell before an election that will be the first test of President Recep Tayyip...

US Senate rejects ‘Green New Deal’ Analyses & Assessments

US Senate rejects ‘Green New Deal’

United States Senate Republican leaders forced a stunt vote on March 26 on a climate change measure they ridicule, seeking to corner Democratic...

ISIL’s ideological challenge Analyses & Assessments

ISIL’s ideological challenge

ISIL may no longer possess physical territory, but its ideology poses a potent threat that demands a concerted effort to thwart. The Islamic State of...

US government debt jumps Analyses & Assessments

US government debt jumps

The amount of government debt with negative yields has vaulted back over the $10tn mark after the Federal Reserve’s unexpectedly downbeat outlook...

Africa’s digital banking revolution Analyses & Assessments

Africa’s digital banking revolution

African Bank Holdings Ltd. is joining the rush into digital banking to fail-proof the business and provides an exit for shareholders that resurrected...

AG Barr controls Mueller’s investigation Analyses & Assessments

AG Barr controls Mueller’s investigation

Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation concludes after handing over final report to Attorney General Barr, who controls the outcome of the inquiry....

The Politics of Golan Heights Analyses & Assessments

The Politics of Golan Heights

President Trump overturned longstanding US policy regarding Israeli occupied Golan Heights to fully recognize ‘Israel’s sovereignty’ over the region...

Brexit gets messy Analyses & Assessments

Brexit gets messy

For more than two years, British Prime Minister Theresa May has been looking for a pair of exit ramps — one to successfully navigate her country out...

IRGC explores oil potential Analyses & Assessments

IRGC explores oil potential

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are looking to fill a vacuum in the energy sector created by western companies that pulled out of the Islamic republic...

Kazakh President Resigns Analyses & Assessments

Kazakh President Resigns

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced his retirement after 30 years in power. Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to...