17 Aug 2022

Cuba bids for foreign investment to tackle goods shortages

Cuba will allow foreign investors to invest in its wholesale and retail trade for the first time in 60 years. This move overturns a 1960s Fidel Castro policy  of nationalizing retail. Cuba is facing its most severe economic crisis in decades causing rising prices and increasing public discontent.  The change

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23 Jun 2022

Germany takes step closer to gas rationing

Germany has triggered the “alarm” stage of an emergency gas plan after a drop in supplies from Russia. The shortages in gas supplies have lead the country to move closer and closer to gas rationing. Germany’s economy minister Robert Habeck said Russia is using gas as a weapon to retaliate

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01 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka: Protest at president Rajapaksa’s home turns violent

A curfew was imposed and tear gas was fired at demonstrators during a protest outside the president’s house in Sri Lanka Thursday night. The demonstrators were protesting food, fuel and power shortages when they stormed through barricades and allegedly set fire to a bus during the protest. Sri Lanks is

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19 Nov 2021

UN sounds alarm on Somalia’s ‘rapidly worsening’ drought

The United Nations has warned that Somalia’s worsening drought has caused more than two million people to face sever food and water shortages. The Horn of Africa is on the verge of a fourth consecutive failed rainfall season according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the

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28 Jan 2021

Germany facing ’10 tough weeks’ of vaccine shortages

Germany is currently facing a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines that could last up to ten weeks, according to the country’s health minister Jens Spahn. The pace of Germany’s vaccine rollout has been less than ideal, failing to meet many of its own daily vaccination targets. Mr. Spahn’s commentary on Twitter

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