ANANT AMBANI’S GLITZY WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS INDIA’S ‘MISSING MIDDLE CLASS’

Wed 24 July 2024: India’s middle class is much poorer than China’s after decades of strong growth despite starting at a similar base. Ten million dollars to fly Justin Bieber to India’s financial capital Mumbai for an evening’s performance. An 800-guest cruise around the Mediterranean costing $150m. A wedding ceremony featuring hundreds of guests and a price […]

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INDIA’S HIDDEN COVID DEATHS: WAS THE TOLL IN 2020 EIGHT TIMES HIGHER?

Mon 22 July 2024: India had nearly 1.2 million excess deaths in 2020, new data shows. The life expectancy of Muslims fell the most among all Indians – by more than five years. New Delhi, India – India’s actual death toll during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged the world’s most populous country […]

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VIOLENCE IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE KENYAN STATE: 5 STRATEGIES IT USES TO CONTROL CITIZENS

Thu 18 July 2024: Since the early 2000s, Kenya has come up with legislative changes and thrown a tremendous amount of funding at a range of reforms to improve the relationship between police and citizens. Specifically, these reforms have been aimed at addressing impunity and human rights abuses. Police reform was a crucial part of president Mwai Kibaki’s […]

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WHAT DOES THE TRUMP RALLY ATTACK MEAN FOR THE US ELECTION?

Tue 16 July 2024: An already unprecedented race has again been transformed by political violence that is set to loom over the months ahead. Washington, DC – Eight gunshots have transformed the United States election, casting an already unprecedented race into further uncertainty. On Sunday, a day after the attack at candidate Donald Trump’s Butler, Pennsylvania rally, details […]

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HOW TO THRIVE AT WORK IF YOUR OLDER BOSS EXPECTS HUSTLE CULTURE

Mon 15 July 2024: Portia from the comedy-drama series The White Lotus is the epitome of Generation Z. As the assistant for a self-absorbed heiress, she embodies both the strengths and flaws of the younger generation: perpetually connected to the digital world, brimming with intelligence and full of untapped potential. While Portia’s sometimes obnoxious behaviour can be grating, […]

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K-POP STANS CALL FOR SOUTH KOREA GOV’T TO CANCEL ISRAEL EVENT AMID GAZA GENOCIDE

Fri 12 July 2024: For well over a decade now, K-Pop, the global sensation originating from South Korea, has found a notable following among youth in the Middle East. The vibrant music, captivating performances and engaging “idols” have won over fans and even “stans” across the region, uniting them in a shared passion for Korean pop […]

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‘WE NOW FACE GUNS’: SMALL-SCALE MINERS FEAR WAGNER’S ADVANCES IN CAR

Fri 12 July 2024: Local miners in the Central African Republic face eviction and violence as the Russian group takes over gold and diamond mines. Beloko, Central African Republic – When Sadock arrived in the northwestern Central African Republic (CAR) town of Koki in November 2022, he thought he had finally found a safe place to […]

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THE SIX MOST URGENT PROBLEMS FACING THE UK THAT STARMER’S NEW GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO FIX

Wed 10 July 2024: Keir Starmer’s Labour party has won the UK general election in a landslide. Its huge majority should, in theory, give Starmer the clout to see through most of his political agenda. But in reality, the victory celebrations might prove short-lived, given the size of the challenges in front of him. When […]

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WHAT DO THE IMF AND FOREIGN DEBT HAVE TO DO WITH KENYA’S CURRENT CRISIS?

Tue 09 July 2024: Weeks since protests began, determined Kenyans continue going out to voice their frustrations with the government. But when demonstrators first took to the streets in June to rally against proposed tax hikes, it was not only President William Ruto and members of parliament who came under fire. In the protests that […]

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