Voters are punishing the Coalition, and particularly Prime Minister Scott Morrison, for the vaccine debacle, but they may yet be saved by a strong economy.
Need to know: people have been more willing to pay for high-quality information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has driven news platforms to shift towards paying for content faster than they planned.
A new home is built in a housing development in Ottawa in July 2020.
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We need more research and research capacity that’s better suited to current housing challenges. We must inform housing providers and policy-makers to provide solutions and evaluate those solutions.
West African cocoa farmers are largely poor despite the value of their crop.
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Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire's best option is to control and restrict supply instead of simply adding a price premium.
Nigeria’s poverty profile is embarrassing
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Nigeria needs more industrial production, foreign and domestic investment, not just handouts.
Anerood Jugnauth won his last election at the age of 84.
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Sir Jugnauth considerably shaped the economic and political contours of contemporary Mauritius.
In happier days. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (left) pose as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg takes a selfie during his visit to the country in 2016.
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Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa's most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter's operations.
Some national economies will return to their pre-COVID levels this year, others not until 2025. What does this imbalance mean for the global economy?
What is a ‘blue acceleration’ doing to our oceans?
Plus, why Brazilian women who lived through Zika are avoiding getting pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to episode 18 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
An Indonesian seller unpacks boxes of fruits imported from China at a wet market in West Java.
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Indonesia needs to learn from China's economic success, especially when Indonesia-China's relations are mainly based on economics.
Empty stores and restaurants in Beverly Hills, California, closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health harms of pandemic-driven mass unemployment will persist for decades, even after people find new jobs.
It's been argued that pandemics are the great leveller, but with COVID the opposite is true – and we can't afford to ignore it.
Investment in the arts is also an investment in economic growth, health and well-being – but arts practitioners won't be holding their breath at budget time.
Entrepreneurs at this popular Lagos cane furniture market could do a lot more for their business with the use of social media.
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Nigerian small business owners highlight the factors that limit full potential of social media use in commerce.
A lifestyle of the wealthy.
Raising income taxes for the super-rich can help ease the burden on government budgets and reduce inequality in society.
A teeming number of Nigerians of working age are unemployed.
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Nigeria's economy is in bad shape. This has affected its ability to create jobs.
Developing a viable confectionery industry is essential for Africa’s cocoa giants.
The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry
Measuring the equivalent economic cost of 'lost life years' due to the pandemic allows us to map the true scale of the crisis.
A deforested piece of land in the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, in the state of Rondonia, in northern Brazil, on Aug. 23, 2019.
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Because Brazil's economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon's good health, restoring the country's economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
Vendors in front of their shop in China Town, Ojota, Lagos.
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Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.