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UK opens first COVID hospital but criticism of testing plans mount

By |april 3rd, 2020|coronavirus, News, UK|

The UK opened its first emergency field hospital to combat the coronavirus pandemic on Friday (3 April) but the government continues to face growing criticism about its plans to increase testing for the virus.

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LONDON – COVID testing pledge under fire

By |april 3rd, 2020|News|

The government’s promised to conduct 100,000 coronavirus tests a day in England by the end of April, has come under fire over the lack of clarity and detail about how it will be reached. The new target includes swab tests,...

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The Brief – Solidarity with the South

By |april 2nd, 2020|News, The Brief|

‘Solidarity’ is one of the most overused words in EU discourse. There’s plenty of talk of needing it to combat the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus. What a shame that when it comes to actions, solidarity is in...

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‘Put aid on the table’ to halt Nigerian killing

By |april 2nd, 2020|EU-Africa relations, human rights abuses, News, Nigeria, radical Islam|

With the biggest economy in Africa, Nigeria should be a key partner for Brussels as the EU seeks to overhaul its political and trade ties with Africa. But terrorism and insecurity that plague the country continue to be a concern.

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LONDON COP-26 postponed by COVID-19

By |april 2nd, 2020|News|

The COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow will be delayed  from November until next year as a result of disruption caused by the coronavirus. The announcement, which was widely expected and backed by environmental campaigners, was made in a joint statement...

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Pressure builds for EU to back new African debt relief programme

By |april 1st, 2020|News|

African finance ministers want the European Union, International Monetary Fund and World Bank to support a multi-billion debt relief programme for the continent amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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LONDON – Banks scrap bonus season

By |april 1st, 2020|News|

A group of the UK’s biggest banks have agreed to scrap dividend payments, with the cash likely to be used during the coronavirus crisis. With many firms already suffering a major hit as a result of the lockdown imposed to...

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Nigerian activists seek EU backing to end nation’s ‘silent slaughter’

By |marec 31st, 2020|News, Nigeria, religious violence, Sahel, terrorism|

Dr Richard Ikiebe has led recent efforts to get international community backing to stop nearly two decades of ethnic and religious killing in Nigeria. “Now, people are listening to us”, he says.

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The Brief – Comrade Corona

By |marec 27th, 2020|News, The Brief|

A few months ago, the universal basic income was a left-wing pipedream. Now governments across Europe and beyond are preparing to pay people between 60% and 80% of their salary for the next few months.

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Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 with ‘mild symptoms’

By |marec 27th, 2020|Boris Johnson, coronavirus, Matt Hancock, News|

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the first European leader confirmed to have contracted the virus.

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