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Strict enforcement of South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown by police and the army has placed the spotlight on official brutality, a cause of anger among the majority Black population for decades.
THE Covid-19 pandemic has to be the first widespread pandemic in the modern era to have disrupted progress at all levels across the entire globe.
Tens of thousands of South Africans have written complaints to the government over a new policy that would let mobile networks build cellphone infrastructure like 5G towers on private land, which they say could devalue their property.
THE final chance for more than half a decade to reshape the European Central Bank’s (ECB) inner sanctum of policy making will soon spark a tussle for influence between the region’s smaller countries.
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN): Experts from the World Bank said Vietnam was a rising star amid the Covid-19 pandemic, ranking the country 5th fastest growing economy.
BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN): Faced with its single biggest daily increase in coronavirus infections, Vietnam has swung into full battle mode, shutting bars and suspending events in its biggest cities while trying to contain the situation in Danang, the epicentre of the latest outbreak.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): A Government House source said the Cabinet on Wednesday (July 29) approved prime minister’s adviser Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput as the new Bank of Thailand (BOT) governor.
WASHINGTON/BUENOS AIRES: The Trump administration is readying a new initiative that would use financial incentives to encourage U.S. firms to move production facilities out of Asia and into the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, a senior White House adviser said on Wednesday.
MANILA (Xinhua): The Philippines' outstanding debt soared past 9 trillion pesos (roughly US$183.9 billion) as of end-June as the government borrowed more to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the country's Bureau of Treasury said on Wednesday (July 29).