( 4 mins read ) Neither of the candidates holds a distinct advantage ahead the second round of the presidential election scheduled for Sunday, 12 July. Incumbent Andrzej Duda’s victory would mean policy continuity policy, including a further erosion of
( 4 mins read ) On 8 July, President Alassane Ouattara announced the sudden death of his prime minister and anointed successor Amadou Gon Coulibaly. The prime minister’s demise is a severe blow for Ouattara, who – despite Coulibaly’s known
( 3 mins read ) President Jair Bolsonaro announced yesterday, 7 July, that he had tested positive for Covid-19 to a few select journalists in front of the presidential residence. Not only did he not respect social distancing when giving
( 3 mins read ) Chancellor Rishi Sunak has presented his plan for jobs, the second part of the government’s set of economic measures to fight the impact of the pandemic, in the Commons today. The first stage of GBP
( 5 mins read ) Arabic Putative candidates are stepping up their preparations for the 2021 presidential elections, but the outlook remains clouded by uncertainty. The campaign will take place against a backdrop of a deep recession, persistent fiscal imbalances,
( 2 mins read ) On 7 July, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), amidst allegations of gross misconduct. Since accusations of corrupt practices already surrounded
( 5 mins read ) The Abe government has unveiled drafts for key documents that will guide its efforts to adapt to the “new normal.” The main ideas – digital transformation, innovation, and greater labor and social flexibility – are
( 6 mins read ) The country could suffer the deepest recession in Southeast Asia. A reshuffle of key economic positions in the third quarter is more about political consolidation than in formulating new ways of thinking about economic policy.