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  Akinwumi Adesina is president of the African Development Bank. Patrick Verkooijen is CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation.   After a dark 2020, a new year has brought new hope. In Africa, where up to 40 million more people were driven into extreme poverty and the continent experienced its first recession in 25 years, a […]

  Dr Halima Begum is CEO of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. This week was supposed to be a seminal day for race relations in the UK. Except it never was. And truth be told, it was never going to be. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter […]

  By Thomson Reuters Foundation staff LONDON, April 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Japan’s government moved to cool a social media furore on Thursday saying it was currently not looking to prioritise COVID-19 vaccines for Olympic athletes, dismissing a media report that said it was weighing the option. The social media outrage comes as Japan’s inoculations […]

By Lin Taylor LONDON, April 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Reality television star, entrepreneur and now self-made billionaire – Kim Kardashian has for the first time been included on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s billionaires. Forbes said it estimated that Kardashian, 40, “is now worth $1 billion, up from $780 million in October, thanks […]

  By Umberto Bacchi April 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fake coronavirus vaccine passports are being sold online for “peanuts” in a fast-growing scam that has alarmed authorities as countries bet on the documents to revive travel and their economies, cyber security experts said. From Iceland to Israel, a number of countries have started to […]

  Nigerian singer-songwriter Tay Iwar has announced his upcoming EP ‘Love & Isolation’, due for release on 16 April 2021. “Peaking” is the first single from the upcoming project, and the track is now available across all major streaming platforms.   ‘Love & Isolation’ focuses on healing and tapping into the love that is shared and […]

  April 6 (Reuters) – Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in a high profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without trial after a judge postponed their hearing again on Monday. Shakiro, a local media celebrity and cosmetician with 100,000 followers on Facebook, was arrested along with […]

Linda Jeng is Visiting Scholar on Financial Technology at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for International Economic Law. Kaitlin Asrow is a researcher and subject matter expert on data policy. Imagine going to a restaurant, and after sitting down you are given a large contract laying out how your food will be prepared. You have […]

  Alexander Fernandez is CEO of Streamline Media Group, an independent videogames, entertainment and tech company. Growing up in a low-income Hispanic family in the United States, in deep Utah, I had limited opportunities available to me. Video games provided escapism and entertainment – but little in terms of representation. As I got increasingly involved in the industry, I noticed there […]

Shamshad Akhtar is the former Minister of Finance for Pakistan, and Paul Steele is chief economist at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced at the recent Climate Adaptation Summit its intention to place climate change at the heart of its work – recognising the natural world and the economy are no longer at odds.  With […]

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