Author: Kris Power

The effects of economic sanctions against Russia

War in Ukraine: “The effects of economic sanctions against Russia may turn out to be significant and very different from what we imagine a priori”

April 13, 2022

The rivalry between England and France, from Louis XIV to Napoleon, was also commercial, and had long-term economic consequences, recalls Pierre-Cyrille Hautcœur, director of studies at the EHESS, in his column. Chronic. The economic sanctions put in place against the Russian economy have been the subject of very little preliminary reflection. Depending on the activities […]

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obesity In Africa

In Africa, “obesity is now also reaching rural areas”

April 13, 2022

Kenyan Adelheid W. Onyango, head of WHO Africa, recalls that the urban middle class is still the most affected by the increase in overweight. While the Sahel or the Horn of Africa are fighting against food insecurity, overweight and obesity are taking hold in other regions of the continent, particularly in southern Africa. Botswana, Gabon, […]

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looting of Africa

End the looting of Africa to avoid a social explosion

April 13, 2022

Coordinated regional and global efforts are needed to combat corporate corruption and tax evasion on the continent. It is told by the authors of the book ‘On the trail of capital flight from Africa Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, omicron… how many more letters of the Greek alphabet, which symbolize the variants of covid-19, will the […]

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South African classrooms open again

South African classrooms open again, will the missing million students also return?

April 13, 2022

The interruption of classes due to the pandemic has increased school dropout in the African country. A group of researchers quantifies the magnitude of the problem that can translate into fewer opportunities to get a job and poorer health in the future Governments around the world are trying to estimate precisely how many students have […]

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Former South African President Zuma

Former South African President Zuma does not show up for his corruption trial due to alleged health problems

April 13, 2022

The former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma (2009-2018) did not appear this Monday at the resumption of his trial for corruption, alleging health problems for which he had to be admitted to perform a series of tests. Zuma has not gone to the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Monday, in the city of Pietermaritzburg (east), […]

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heavy rains and flooding in eastern South Africa

At least 45 killed by heavy rains and flooding in eastern South Africa

April 12, 2022

At least 45 people have died as a result of heavy rains and floods recorded this Tuesday in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, located on the east coast of South Africa. As confirmed by the local authority to the South African news portal News24, the death toll is likely to rise as rescue teams gain access […]

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tension between the US and China

The dangerous tension between the US and China over the Russian invasion and the pandemic

April 12, 2022

Researcher Michael Schuman explains the consequences that, according to him, this scenario can bring The war in Ukraine and the pandemic are accelerating a dangerous trend between the United States and China, the two most powerful countries in the world. That is the view of researcher Michael Schuman, who maintains that the coincidence of these […]

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A shooting on the subway in New York

New York subway: shooting leaves at least 13 injured

April 12, 2022

A shooting on the subway in New York left several injured this Tuesday morning and authorities are investigating the incident, according to local media. The newspaper The New York Times reports that several people were shot on a subway platform in the Brooklyn district and that there is smoke inside, according to police sources. In […]

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Usiacurí

Usiacurí is consolidated as a tourist and religious destination in the Atlantic

April 12, 2022

The Mirador Park was adapted by the Government to improve the experience of visitors Usiacurí, or the manger of the Atlantic, as this municipality is known, is preparing to receive nearly 10,000 tourists, both national and international, during Holy Week. This, due to its topography, its natural reserve, its striking colors, bird watching, and its […]

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Prototype of a smart city

Prototype of a smart city reveals progress of the electricity industry

April 12, 2022

The model, with transport systems that use energy, showed the role of artificial intelligence To exhibit the great changes in the electricity industry, the Electricity Sector Fair (Fise) showed in Medellín a smart city model made up of various innovative products and services in electric mobility, connectivity, measurement, digitization and lighting. This experiential space, called […]

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