Gang violence, lawlessness and leadership vacuum in Haiti thwart emergency aid

Gang violence, lawlessness and leadership vacuum in Haiti thwart emergency aid

Haiti’s volatile security situation is crippling aid operations in the Caribbean country, where the humanitarian needs of some 4.4 million people were rising even before President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination, with some 214,000 in the capital alone thought to be in need of emergency assistance. Turf wars between police and gangs...

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Why trophy-less Man United manager Solskjaer was given new contract

Why trophy-less Man United manager Solskjaer was given new contract

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certainly the most enduring of the Sir Alex Ferguson successors at Manchester United – but has he been the most successful? The former Red Devils striker, already the longest-lasting manager at Old Trafford since Fergie’s departure, was just handed a new contract until 2024 with the...

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Grave mistakes by South Africa opposition may allow ANC to retain power despite shambolic performance

Grave mistakes by South Africa opposition may allow ANC to retain power despite shambolic performance

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa may now finally be in a position where he can advance his own agenda. Key to this, of course, would be ensuring the rule of law, the document that he helped to negotiate in the 1990s. As the physical dust begins to settle it is...

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Accept or reject Covid vaccine? That’s the question as Africans give the vaxxers a wide berth

Accept or reject Covid vaccine? That’s the question as Africans give the vaxxers a wide berth

Misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines often starts life in Europe or the United States but has found fertile ground in Africa, which poses a challenge for local health leaders. Shade is a 58-year-old Nigerian frontline health-worker living with osteoarthritis. She is also overweight, diabetic and hypertensive, all of which made her...

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