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Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would extend enhanced coronavirus unemployment benefits. (Image by Susan Walsh-AP)

US passes 5m Covid-19 cases amid anger over economic relief impasse

While many Republicans have said the weekly unemployment benefits during Covid-19 encourage people not to work, Gene Marks says some US small business owners actually support the $600 weekly benefit. About 30 million unemployed Americans are now on tenterhooks waiting to see if the $600-a-week federal unemployment benefit created by the Cares Act will be renewed. As the political row […]

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Scientists have used satellite data to see where African vegetation is thriving and where it is in retreat. (Photo. Shutterstock)

Building Back Greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend: reduced risk, increased resilience and strengthened recovery. COVID-19 continues to race across the African continent. People are dying, and even more are being pushed into hunger and poverty, in many cases risking to overturn years of development gains. The numbers are staggering. While the pandemic is only now taking root in […]

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