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South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

Feb 08, 2018 14:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

South Africas 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it...

Is full transparency good for democracy?

Feb 08, 2018 13:03 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

With the approval of President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives released the so-called Nunes memo on Feb. 2. In it, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes describes alleged abuses of surveillance...

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

Jan 30, 2018 13:42 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Power to the people, the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the...

How neoliberalism is damaging your mental health

Jan 30, 2018 12:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics Law Health

There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline in collective well-being. The idea that there are social and economic causes behind this perceived...

Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

Jan 22, 2018 14:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity an extraordinary figure...

What the government shutdown means for the health of Americans

Jan 22, 2018 10:37 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Morten Wendelbo, Lecturer, Bush School of Government and Public Service; Research Fellow, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs; and, Policy Sciences Lecturer, Texas AM University Libraries, Texas AM...

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Jan 11, 2018 14:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

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Economy

Japanese bonds trade nearly flat as investors eye January inflation data

Japanese bonds traded nearly flaton Wednesdayas investors eyed January consumer inflation data scheduled to be releasedon Thursdayat23:30GMT. Also, the market now look ahead to the marquee event for the week in...

Japanese bonds trade nearly flat as investors eye January inflation data

Japanese bonds traded nearly flaton Wednesdayas investors eyed January consumer inflation data scheduled to be releasedon Thursdayat23:30GMT. Also, the market now look ahead to the marquee event for the week in...

Australian bonds snap losses on short-covering despite rise in Q4 wage price index

Australian bonds snapped losses Wednesday as investors covered previous short positions despite a better-than-expected wage price index data for the fourth-quarter of this year, released early today. The yield on the...

German bunds fall after ZEW economic sentiment index beats expectations in February

The German bunds fell Tuesday after the countrys ZEW economic sentiment index for the month of February beat market expectations; however, the downside was limited as investors await the manufacturing PMI for the similar...

Comic-explainer: How does Islamic finance work?

Interest fuels the financial world. The money sitting in your bank account accrues it, and the credit cards in your wallet charge it. If you ever want money quick, youre going to being paying a decent amount of interest...

Politics

Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity an extraordinary figure...

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Science

UBI Helps People Be More Productive And Work More, Study Claims

The topic of universal basic income (UBI) has been a hot-button issue among economists, financial experts, legislators, and tech industry giants for years. Some say that it will increase productivity while others claim the...

Startup Raises $250M To Use Placenta To Extend Life And Cure Cancer

Companies have been trying to unlock the secrets to regenerative medicine for years and one startup just raised $250 million by intending to use human placenta to do so. The company believes that using the disposable...

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Early Britons Had Dark Skin And Curly Hair, Research Claims

Most people have gotten used to the idea that the British Isles have always been populated with light-skinned, straight-haired humans that are predominantly found in todays UK. However, research indicates that this was...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Technology

Valve Slams The Ban Hammer On Developer Over Fake Reviews

Fake reviews have been around for a long time, but companies have been largely successful at stamping them out to the point that they are no longer an epidemic. A recent example of how online entities now deal with fake...

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar panels and batteries free of charge to 50,000 households. This would form what has been...

SpaceX Internet Is One Step Closer To Reality, Satellite Launch Backed By FCC Chair

Elon Musks private space agency, SpaceX has been considering launching satellites into space with the main goal of delivering high-speed broadband internet connection. This ambition is now one step closer to becoming a...

Facebook Sinks To New Lows, Uses Two-Factor Authentication To Spam Users

The two-factor authentication system is meant to provide users with extra security to protect themselves from threats like getting hacked or getting spammed. Facebook, like many other tech companies these days, employs...

Facebook Slammed For Offering VPN That Does The Opposite Of What VPNs Do

Virtual private networks (VPN) are supposed to help users get away from the usual data-tracking schemes that both tech companies and governments have been cooking up. They basically cover the users tracks, thus allowing...
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