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When Amazon unveiled plans in October to invest over $5 billion in constructing a second HQ, it received more than 200 proposals from different cities. Metropoles across the US went to great lengths to capture the attention of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. They made makeshift Amazon headquarters out of cardboard boxes, they bought 1,000 random products on Amazon and wrote five-star reviews for each, and they lit up landmarks such as the Empire State Building in “Amazon orange,” to name a few.

4 predictions for the future of work

I contemplate the future of work on a daily basis in both my professional and personal life. As a father of four children from four to 14 years old, and as a citizen of the world, I care about our future

The civil war in Syria, conflicts in Africa and natural disasters across the globe have forced millions to flee the land of their birth.

These 9 charts will tell you everything you need to know about global migration

Migration and economic success stories often go together

Certainly ISIS and their hard-line friends and sponsors across the world frown at Santa and target Christians and other minorities – and Muslims – as they congregate for prayer. But they don’t represent the majority of Muslims. Christmas trees and lights are still to be found in Indonesia, Pakistan and some other Muslim majority countries. So why all the angst, the angry denunciations and, in some cases, the violent confrontations?

For Pete’s sake, let’s stop the squabbling and enjoy some Christmas cheer

Santa and I go back a long way. My mother has pictures of me as a little girl looking up adoringly at Santa Claus as he distributed presents and good cheer at a once-iconic hotel in Karachi. The love affair has endured. Recently, however, it’s turned one-sided

The business models that the news media sector applies to its digital offerings depend on online advertising. And while European legislation might affect the ways that publishers can use online advertising as a funding model, there’s a clear issue when we look at the proliferation of fake new online, as providers of fake news are fishing for the same advertising revenues as quality news media.

When fake news takes over

Fake news is big news. In that sense, it is no surprise that the term “fake news” was made “word of the year 2017” by Collins, following what the dictionary called its “ubiquitous presence” over the last 12 months. Sadly, trust in quality journalism by mainstream media, is under pressure

Each year, the world’s transport system moves enough maize, wheat, rice and soybean to feed approximately 2.8 billion people. Meanwhile, the 180 million tonnes of fertilizers applied to farmland annually play a vital role in helping us grow enough wheat, rice and maize to sustain our expanding populations. International trade in these commodities is growing, increasing pressure on a small number of ‘chokepoints’ – critical junctures on transport routes through which exceptional volumes of trade pass.

How trade chokepoints pose a growing threat to global food security

Trade chokepoints – maritime, coastal and inland – pose an underexplored and growing risk to global food security, argues the report Chokepoints and Vulnerabilities in Global Food Trade

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AU-EU 2017 Summit: A summit that must make history

Amidst an unprecedented migration crisis, new security threats, and rapidly growing populations, it’s no secret that Africa and Europe need a redefined partnership that delivers jobs, growth, and security to both continents, argues Dorine Nininahazwe

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