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Friday, January 21, 2022

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New UNDP report projects that the number of those killed as a result of Yemen’s war could reach 1.3 million by 2030.Published On 23 Nov 202123 Nov 2021A new United Nations report has projected that the death toll from Yemen’s war will reach 377,000 by the end of 2021, including those killed as a result…
More countries have told their nationals to leave Ethiopia, where an intensifying one-year war between federal troops and forces from the northern Tigray region appears to be taking a dramatic new turn. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed late on Monday announced he would head to the front line on Tuesday to lead his soldiers, declaring: “We…
Small businesses doing business with large corporations may legally demand that their trading partners and clients use electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) under the government’s Business e-Invoicing Right (BER). The government last week initiated a consultation on creating a BER that would make it legal for a company to use electronic invoices if a client requests it. …
In the wake of the pandemic, supply chain issues have plagued much of the world, leading to delivery delays at all points in the chain. Today, national employer association Ai Group has released a report exploring recent business experiences of supply chain pressures.   What has caused the supply slowdown? Global supply chains have been under…
Is business travel dead? It’s a question that many executives are asking themselves going into the new year. We’re all so accustomed to virtual meetings and remote work that perhaps there’s no need to get on a plane and travel halfway around the world to meet someone. That’s especially the case when it seems a…
If the last 18 months have taught business leaders anything, it’s that organisational resilience plays a critical role in enabling business success. Both individually and collectively, resilience helps us lead under pressure, maintain an optimistic outlook during periods of turbulence, navigate change with agility, and bounce forward from setbacks.   The power of resilience in business…
The three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery pursued him solely “because he was a Black man running down their street”, a US prosecutor has said, as closing arguments in the politically charged trial were delivered on Monday. Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and their neighbour William Bryan, 52,…
A fisherman struggles to push a wheelbarrow full of sharks that have just been dropped off a pirogue on the beach of Songolo, the fishing district of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo. Many artisanal fishing crews on the Congolese coast specialise in shark fishing [Marco Simoncelli/Al Jazeera]Published On 22 Nov 202122 Nov 2021Pointe-Noire,…
Published On 22 Nov 202122 Nov 2021Police have identified the suspect accused of driving through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing five and injuring dozens, as 39-year-old Darrell E Brooks. At a news conference on Monday, Waukesha police chief Dan Thompson said authorities have no evidence to indicate that Sunday’s incident was a “terrorist”…
UN special rapporteur says Texas voting restrictions dilute rights of ethnic minorities, result in ‘gerrymandering’.Published On 22 Nov 202122 Nov 2021A United Nations human rights expert has denounced measures in some parts of the United States, including Texas, that he said may undermine democracy by denying millions of people belonging to visible minority groups the…