He has cast himself as a guarantor of stability but has battled a wave of anger over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, the economy and his human rights record. … [Read more...] about Belarus election results: Why are there protests and who is President Alexander Lukashenko?
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EU foreign ministers unanimously agreed to lift restrictions in 2016, citing progress in improving the rule of law in Belarus. Sanctions had previously targeted several arms companies with close ties to the government and froze the assets of and implemented travel bans on 170 people. … [Read more...] about Belarus election: Germany threatens sanctions over Lukashenko’s controversial win
Women in their 20s also account for those most cases overall during the pandemic (235). It is not clear if this is because they are catching the coronavirus more or because they are most likely to come forward for a test … [Read more...] about Oldham could be next in line for full local lockdown as council threatens to close gyms, pubs and restaurants amid sudden spike in new coronavirus cases ‘led by young people disobeying restrictions’
It is because of the way false information is spreading and is becoming a lot more coordinated. We need to have organizations that do fact-checking and look into false content as a public service. This was previously done by the media, but the media landscape is changing very quickly and traditional players in this space are struggling to keep up. They have to cut down on staff, they are getting less revenue and they have to reallocate their resources. Because of that, people are getting information from other places and that's where false information creeps in. We have a team in Kenya that is able to look into content specific to the Kenyan context. We are able to understand it from a local perspective, which is very useful. … [Read more...] about In Africa, fact-checkers need a local perspective
As he left his London home to travel to Manchester for the declaration, David Miliband said speculation that his brother had won should be taken with "a very large skip of salt". But he insisted he could have work under Ed's leadership, joking that they would enjoy "more than a pint" whatever the result. … [Read more...] about Ed Miliband elected new Labour leader