Gambia economy struggles to recover after COVID restrictions lifted

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Gambia economy struggles to recover after COVID restrictions lifted” – below is their description. Business activities may be normalising slowly in The Gambia after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. But two of the country’s key economic sectors – diaspora remittances and tourism – continue to flounder. They make … Read more Gambia economy struggles to recover after COVID restrictions lifted

International Day of Family Remittances

United Nations published this video item, entitled “International Day of Family Remittances” – below is their description. International Day of Family Remittances (16 June) – Lack of digital infrastructure risks leaving millions of poor rural families in poverty. Despite a massive 65% increase in migrants sending money home via digital transfers in 2020 due to … Read more International Day of Family Remittances

El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal tender prompting excitement, skepticism

Global News published this video item, entitled “El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal tender prompting excitement, skepticism” – below is their description. Salvadorans woke on Thursday and reacted with both excitement and skepticism as their country became the first in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. The Salvadoran Congress approved President Nayib Bukele’s … Read more El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal tender prompting excitement, skepticism

El Salvador becomes 1st country to make Bitcoin legal tender

Global News published this video item, entitled “El Salvador becomes 1st country to make Bitcoin legal tender” – below is their description. El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace the cryptocurrency. With 62 out of 84 possible … Read more El Salvador becomes 1st country to make Bitcoin legal tender

El Salvador wants to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “El Salvador wants to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender | DW News” – below is their description. El Salvador plans to recognize Bitcoin as legal tender, becoming the first nation in the world to do so. President Nayib Bukele announced the move in a broadcast at the Bitcoin … Read more El Salvador wants to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender | DW News

LIVE: Vice President Harris Meets With Guatemala President to Discuss Migrant Surge

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “LIVE: Vice President Harris Meets With Guatemala President to Discuss Migrant Surge” – below is their description. Vice President Kamala Harris finds herself navigating strained relations with the leaders of Central American countries that have produced a surge of migrants to the U.S., vastly complicating her assignment … Read more LIVE: Vice President Harris Meets With Guatemala President to Discuss Migrant Surge

Remittances: Lockdowns slow the flow of money | DW News

DW News published this video item, entitled “Remittances: Lockdowns slow the flow of money | DW News” – below is their description. The consequences of lockdowns in wealthier countries are also felt much further away. That’s because migrants who normally send money back to families in their home-countries have less work and thus less to … Read more Remittances: Lockdowns slow the flow of money | DW News

Ivory Coast ruling party wins parliamentary polls

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Ivory Coast ruling party wins parliamentary polls” – below is their description. Ivory Coast’s ruling party wins a majority in legislative elections. The result raises hopes that the country has moved on from recent political tensions. Also, Nigeria’s Central Bank offers a reward of five naira for … Read more Ivory Coast ruling party wins parliamentary polls

🇺🇬 Uganda Is Bleeding: Are opposition leaders in danger? | The Stream

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “🇺🇬 Uganda Is Bleeding: Are opposition leaders in danger? | The Stream” – below is their description. Security forces in Uganda have in recent weeks dealt a heavy hand to supporters of one of the country’s leading presidential election candidates. But as #UgandaIsBleeding continues to appear on social media, … Read more 🇺🇬 Uganda Is Bleeding: Are opposition leaders in danger? | The Stream

COVID-19 worsening food insecurity, driving displacement & other topics – Daily Briefing (10 Nov)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “COVID-19 worsening food insecurity, driving displacement & other topics – Daily Briefing (10 Nov)” – below is their description. Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Saeb Erekat – Secretary-General/Shanghai Cooperation Council – Theodor Herzl Award – Deputy Secretary-General – Tropical Storm Eta – … Read more COVID-19 worsening food insecurity, driving displacement & other topics – Daily Briefing (10 Nov)

Coping with COVID-19 in the Caucasus and Central Asia

IMF published this video item, entitled “Coping with COVID-19 in the Caucasus and Central Asia” – below is their description. Join us on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 AM EDT (3:30PM GET and 5:30 PM ALMT) for a presentation and discussion on the economic outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia. https://www.imf.org/…/regional-economic-outlook-menap-cca In response to … Read more Coping with COVID-19 in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Cuban families fear closure of Western Union offices

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Cuban families fear closure of Western Union offices” – below is their description. Long queues have formed outside Western Union branches across Cuba after the government said its local operations will be forced to close because of US sanctions. Millions here rely on remittances from the US … Read more Cuban families fear closure of Western Union offices

Bolivia & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 October 2020)

United Nations published this video item, entitled “Bolivia & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 October 2020)” – below is their description. Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Bolivia – Secretary-General/Small States – Central African Republic – Central Sahel – Libya – Yemen – Viet Nam – Resident Coordinators – … Read more Bolivia & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 October 2020)

Combating the Crisis Together | Bangladesh

IMF published this video item, entitled “Combating the Crisis Together | Bangladesh” – below is their description. Bangladesh exemplifies the triple blow that many emerging market countries have suffered from #COVID19: domestic slowdown caused by the disease and the efforts to contain its spread; a sharp decline in exports, particularly in the ready-made garment sector, … Read more Combating the Crisis Together | Bangladesh

Syria: ‘economic crisis is deepening poverty & increasing humanitarian need’ – UN Humanitarian Chief

Briefing the Security Council, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said, “humanitarian aid operations across Syria are reaching an average of 6.8 million people each month,” adding that the economic crisis in the country is “deepening poverty and pushing more people into humanitarian need.” Addressing to the Council members via video link today (29 Jul), Lowcock … Read more Syria: ‘economic crisis is deepening poverty & increasing humanitarian need’ – UN Humanitarian Chief