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The glass-ceiling index - Daily chart
As our sixth glass-ceiling index shows, disparity between countries remains wide. But women have made some progress towards equality in the workplace in the past year.
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The slow and bloody road to justice | New Internationalist
The slow and bloody road to justice September 24, 2018 at 06:34AM https://ift.tt/2QVahNO

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Colombia’s peace deal promised the return of stolen lands. But it isn’t so easy to achieve, Mira Galanova discovers.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa announces $3.5bn stimulus plan - African Business Magazine
South Africa: Ramaphosa announces $3.5bn stimulus plan September 21, 2018 at 07:32AM https://ift.tt/2OFxfqp

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled on Friday a 50bn rand ($3.5bn) stimulus programme to revive the country’s ailing economy.

The funds will be used to boost job creation and infrastructure development. The package comes after South Africa has slipped into a technical recession, and consumer and business confidence is weak. South Africa’s economy contracted by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2018. The poor performance was much worse than the 0.6% growth that was expected by economists. The main driver for the poor economic result was weak agricultural output and consumer spending.

The stimulus will not come from an increase in spending or borrowing, but will instead come from“reprioritized expenditure and new project-level funding”. “Infrastructure expansion and maintenance has the potential to create jobs on a large scale, attract investment and lay a foundation for sustainable economic expansion,” Ramaphosa said. 

As part of the package, a South African Infrastructure Fund will be launched which will include 400bn rand contribution from the national budget over the coming three years of the medium-term expenditure framework. This will be used to leverage additional resources from development finance institutions, multilateral development banks, and private lenders and investors the president said. The fund is intended to reduce the current fragmentation of spending on infrastructure, and will ensure more efficient and effective use of resources. Ramaphosa suggested the Brics New Development Bank (NDB) would be a likely contributor to the fund. The news comes a day after the central bank resisted political pressure to cut interest rates, leaving them at 6.5%. 

 

 

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Tenders: PRQ20180167 - Technical Assistance towards the Implementation of the Kenya Trade Remedies Act, 2017 and Operationalization of the Kenya Trade Remedies Agency (KETRA); PRQ20180168 - Technical Assistance to support the State Department for Trade to
Tenders: PRQ20180167 – Technical Assistance towards the Implementation of the Kenya Trade Remedies Act, 2017 and Operationalization of the Kenya Trade Remedies Agency (KETRA); PRQ20180168 – Technical Assistance to support the State Department for Trade to Implement World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement; and PRQ20170681 – Production of Video and Still Photography for The Mombasa West Integrated Urban Roads Network Project. September 20, 2018 at 11:57AM https://ift.tt/2OEypT7

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PRQ20180167 – Technical Assistance towards the Implementation of the Kenya Trade Remedies Act, 2017 and Operationalization of the Kenya Trade Remedies Agency (KETRA);

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Applications are open only to consultancy firms/consortiums. Interested and consultancy firms/consortiums must submit their proposal through TMEA’s mail box using the email address, procurement@trademarkea.com. All attachments must be 5 MBs or less.

 

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Does social media bias in content moderation exist? | New Internationalist
Does social media bias in content moderation exist? September 20, 2018 at 10:17AM https://ift.tt/2OCeFQ5

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Allegations that Facebook and other platforms have bias in content moderation decisions may not be so far fetched, Jillian York writes

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Allegations that Facebook and other platforms have bias in content moderation decisions may not be so far fetched, Jillian York writes

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View from India: When viral hashtags promote religious extremism | New Internationalist
View from India: When viral hashtags promote religious extremism September 20, 2018 at 05:16AM https://ift.tt/2QKsMUX

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Nilanjana Bhowmick takes apart the latest viral hashtag campaign for the religious takeover of secular India.

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Nilanjana Bhowmick takes apart the latest viral hashtag campaign for the religious takeover of secular India

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How Trump’s migration policies are linked to a violent national legacy
How Trump’s migration policies are linked to a violent national legacy September 17, 2018 at 11:02AM https://ift.tt/2NUzOYu

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Mark Engler argues that US foreign policy historically has helped give rise to the current administration's migration policies.

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Mark Engler argues that US foreign policy historically has helped give rise to the current administration's migration policies

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What to expect from The World Transformed | New Internationalist
What to expect from The World Transformed September 17, 2018 at 08:01AM https://ift.tt/2xsuVLY

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Husna Rizvi speaks to panelists ahead of the Momentum-organized conference, The World Transformed.

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Husna Rizvi speaks to panelists ahead of the Momentum-organized conference, The World Transformed

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On stage with Bannon
Andrew McLaughlin's thoughts on going to the Economist event despite Steve Bannon being there
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An Indian indigenous struggle | New Internationalist
The success and struggle for indigenous rights in India September 14, 2018 at 01:50PM https://ift.tt/2QqzMWO

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NGO worker Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on the progression of indigenous Adivasi rights in India.

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10 steps to world peace | New Internationalist
10 steps to world peace September 14, 2018 at 08:49AM https://ift.tt/2Ndrhk6

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The pressures on our world are serious, and expected to grow. If we take the following approaches, peace will be more likely. It’s time to ditch the military habit…

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