Members of Ghana’s parliament

How Informal Institutions Derail Gender Equality in Ghana and South Africa

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By Diana Højlund Madsen and Amanda Gouws Only a quarter of parliamentary seats across the world are occupied by women. In Africa, this figure masks a very uneven...
US Stagflation

US Stagflation: The Global Risk of 2022

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock Until recently, the US Fed ignored America’s soaring inflation. Due to its belated response, the consequent risks will penalize the ailing...
Elephants

Kenya’s Tourism Industry – a Haven for Investors and Visitors Alike

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In 2019, the number of tourist arrivals in Kenya was at an all-time high, totalling well over two million. Although that number dipped considerably...
Syrian-Refugees

TIAFI Community Centre Helps Syrian Refugees Rebuild Their Lives in Turkey’s Izmir

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By Katarzyna Rybarczyk Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, is home to around 200,000 Syrian refugees. For years they have been trying to adapt and integrate...

Facebook: Latest Court Case Shows How Europe is Clamping Down on Big Tech

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By Renaud Foucart Facebook’s approach to users’ data has just been dealt a major blow from the European court of justice (ECJ). In an answer to a...
European Property Market

European Property Market Continues Its Surprising Boom

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Just over a decade ago, the world saw an economic crisis and nations and businesses have had to work hard to claw back to solid footing....
speech bubble

Five Ways the Internet Era has Changed British English – New Research

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By Vaclav Brezina The dramatic changes in technology over the past 20 or so years, from the internet to the smartphone and digital assistants like...
Family

What Americans Can Learn from Other Cultures About the Language of Gratitude

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By Jeremy David Engels and Elaine Hsieh Families and friends traditionally gather to express gratitude during this time of year. Many also participate in acts...
Unemployment

Common Causes of Unemployment and How to Solve It

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Unemployment can be very problematic, especially if you have responsibilities like a mortgage and children. If one doesn’t have savings, then unexpected unemployment can...
Squid-Game

‘Squid Game’ Highlights Plight of South Korean Workers Sacrificed for Nation’s Economic Gain

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By Greg Sharzer & Sudol Kang Critics have noted that Squid Game is a critique of capitalism and inequality. Creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk has said it’s about how people go deeply into...