A crack at freedom

A crack at freedom

by Jesmond Saliba The angry crowds that filled the streets of Tunisia in 2011 shouted “Employment, freedom, dignity”, a slogan that would echo in other revolts across the Middle East.…
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Dutch tilt

Dutch tilt

In February, Amsterdam replaced London as Europe’s largest trade sharing centre. The Capital had held the title for decades, but a ban on EU-based financial institutions trading in the UK…
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Generating fairness

Generating fairness

This month, a consortium in New South Wales, Australia, announced plans for the world’s biggest battery. And at an estimated $2.4 billion, it will also be the priciest.  View and…
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Moving on from oil

Moving on from oil

At the height of the Covid-19 emergency, the CEOs of some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, reiterated their commitment to an emissions-reduction manifesto announced in 2014. The…
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Myanmar on the brink

Myanmar on the brink

Hours before the Burmese parliament was set to certify the results of the general election held in November, the country’s powerful armed forces seized control of government and declared a…
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Stoking embers in Ethiopia

Stoking embers in Ethiopia

by Tonio Galea A year ago, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace after formally ending a two-decade conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. Some weeks ago,…
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Education without end

Education without end

by Jesmond Saliba Industry 4.0 is still a realm in the making, but restless keynoters are already heralding the coming of Industry 5.0. Economies will change, societies will adapt, and…
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A vote for the world

A vote for the world

The stage of the American election is as big as the world. Every nation follows the US Presidential change-of-season every four years with interest. In 2020, things have gone up…
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The bumpy countdown to November

The bumpy countdown to November

The American Presidential election funnel is fairly straightforward. Parties field multiple candidates into the fight-fest more commonly known as the Primaries whittling down their number until the last one standing…
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Trump, Biden, or else

Trump, Biden, or else

Suburbs across America are dotted with blue-and-red yard signs, but not all of them are shout-outs to Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Or even Kamala Harris and Mike Pence. The…
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The swingest of them all

The swingest of them all

The US Presidential contest is a competition for counties– the local units of government that make up an American state. The results in a handful of counties can determine which…
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