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CORONAVIRUS BECOMES A POLITICAL BEHEMOTH



While the human misery created by the coronavirus Covid-19 is undeniable, with 4.7 million deaths formally assigned to the disease by October 2021, and many more doubtless unrecorded, the pandemic has had another major impact – on politics.

This is because the disease, being highly infectious, caused governments to take public health measures that affect all their citizens, far more comprehensive than any other such policies in history.…

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A Year since COVID-10: The Challenge and the Response



The Covid-19 pandemic, as a global crisis, will have worldwide long and short-term effects, although – of course – some counties have been, and will be, hit much harder than others.

Indeed, some countries, with fragile economies and weaker social systems, have been brought close to collapse by the coronavirus.…

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THE FUTURE OF POPULAR PROTESTS AMIDST CORONAVIRUS CRISIS



The coronavirus pandemic offers the governments of the Arab world a chance to rebuild trust with their citizens that has long been fragile, which was almost shattered by the protests of 2010-2021, collectively dubbed the Arab Spring. Of course, the results of this upheaval have been profoundly mixed – ranging from reform to war and more stagnation.…

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COVID-19 PROMPTS MAJOR RETHINK ON TRAINING, MENTORING AND MOTIVATION IN AML



The Covid-19 pandemic has delivered experience about how an external crisis – in this case health – that forces AML officers to work at home, poses challenges in maintaining professional excellence. According to the Bank for International Settlements’ Financial Stability Institute an estimated 300 million office workers worked from home in May 2020, including 90% of banking and insurance workers.…

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SMART FACTORIES DEEP DIVE



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While debates continue over whether Aristotle actually said ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’, the concept that a system can deliver more impact than each element of its technology acting alone is well established in the textile sector.…

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VIRTUAL LAB IN USA HELPS TO CREATE AFRICAN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEADERS



African students have been benefiting from an informal innovative online initiative helping them find jobs after they graduate. The iDEASlab (1) has in particular enabled higher education students to launch business ideas after graduation.

The network’s academics are Angolans based in the USA, Russia and Angola, who, inspired by their time at university, decided to work together informally to create development in their places of birth.…

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MAJOR NEW UK-AFRICA REPORT PROPOSES TARGETED AND PROACTIVE WORK TO BOOST PHYSICS STANDARDS IN AFRICA



 

THE NEED for a proactive effort to improve the teaching and researching of physics in sub-Saharan Africa, as a foundation for critically important scientific work, has been highlighted in a new report from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the UK-based Institute of Physics (IOP).…

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MALAWI STRUGGLES TO REMOVE DEEP ROOTED CHILD LABOUR FROM FARMS WHILE ENSURING LEAF GROW



Malawi, one the world’s largest producer of burley leaf tobacco, is making significant efforts to reduce child labour within its tobacco left sector, but the problem is still endemic.

A key sensitivity is that Malawi’s economy heavily relies on tobacco leaf, which contributes to 52% of the total export value for the country, according to the Malawi ministry of finance 2020 annual economic report.…

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GOVERNMENTS TIGHTEN UP TOBACCO AGE LIMIT LAWS, ALTHOUGH IMPLEMENTATION IS OFTEN A PROBLEM



 

WHILE the imposition of age limits on the consumption of tobacco and other nicotine products remains very much a national, and in some cases sub-national jurisdiction decision, there is no doubt that the general trend worldwide is for tighter restrictions on younger consumers, even if they are often tough to enforce.…

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FINANCIAL CRIME IS MAJOR RISK FOR TEXTILE AND CLOTHING SECTOR – GAINING INSIGHT CAN HEAD OFF MAJOR LOSSES



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Financial crime is a minefield for the international textile and clothing industry. With extended international supply chains extending into jurisdictions where the rule of law and a reliable independent judiciary may have a weak hold, if they exist at all, textile and clothing brands and manufacturers must take care.…

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