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· June, 2016

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2016

27 June 2016

What Consequences Could the UK's Brexit Have for People in Africa?

"If the UK sneezes Africa will … well Africa will say 'bless you' and move on."

After Brexit, Timor-Leste Workers Are Worried About Their Future in the UK

"European leaders must display serenity and begin to re-imagine a Union that is more peoples-based, reconnecting with the real people, less focused on the stifling Brussels-based bureaucrats."

One of the World’s Most Welcoming Asylum Countries Is (Wait for It) Uganda

Uganda, surrounded by areas of instability and war, has admitted roughly 700,000 refugees from South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Congo.

26 June 2016

The Caribbean Considers the Ripple Effects of Brexit

Economic fallout, a hostile view towards immigration, and a world where Donald Trump could be the next US President. Surprise: many Caribbean Internet users are not pleased about Brexit.

As Delhi's Ruling Party Demands Full Statehood, Could Dexit Follow Brexit?

On the heels of Brexit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, says that Delhi will soon have a referendum on full statehood -- but is a referendum even constitutional?

22 June 2016

10 Athletes From Four Countries Will Compete at the Olympics Under One Banner: Refugee

"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."

21 June 2016

National Bank of Kenya Takes Blogger to Court for “Defamatory” Blog Posts

Advox

The bank took Cyprian Nyakundi to court following a series of critical stories. Nyakundi calls himself a "Kenyan-based blogger who has an interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest stories."

20 June 2016

Russia Mulls A ‘National Big Data Operator’ to Control Internet User Data

RuNet Echo

Russian officials are considering the creation of a "national big data operator" that would control how Russian Internet users' data is being used, stored and protected.

16 June 2016

Ramadan in Sri Lanka Is More Than You Think

Although Sri Lanka has grappled with divisions along ethnic and religious lines, in challenging times citizens do come together to help each other, casting aside their differences.

13 June 2016

Indian Court Condemns Film Board for ‘Censoring’ Movie on Drug Abuse

With numerous instances of censorship and bans targeting ‘freedom of expression’, Indian filmmakers are up in arms in an attempt to see this Bollywood film released soon without major cuts.

11 June 2016

Quarry Workers in Myanmar Suffer Health Problems, No Compensation

"Most of the workers are internal migrants who return to their homes for treatment when their health problems become unbearable."

9 June 2016

How Russians Learned to Laugh About the End of Money

RuNet Echo

Spontaneous encounters with ordinary citizens are always difficult for politicians, and Dmitry Medvedev—whose greatest political asset has been his absence of charisma—handled a recent incident as awkwardly as you'd expect.

8 June 2016

Bangladesh's ‘Eco-Cooler’ Beats the Heat Without Electricity

A new social venture has come up with a simple idea to provide a cheap solution to the problem of overheating in the summer in areas without electricity.

7 June 2016

Tons of Fish Are Dying Mysteriously in Vietnam. Whales, Too.

For the past two months, tons of fish have washed up dead on the shores of central Vietnam. Seven dead whales, too.

Be Ready to Scream on Facebook, Before Signing Up for Moscow's Car-Sharing Services

RuNet Echo

Moscow's Zipcar equivalent is trying to show customers that it's listening. This comes after an Internet scandal where it didn't look like a great listener.

For Many Puerto Ricans, a Proposed Fiscal Control Board Smacks of US Colonialism

"So you’re in essence creating a board [...] that will be of nonresidents of the island running the financial affairs of Puerto Rico for the next five, possibly 10 years."

Lancôme Cancels Concert With Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Singer After Pressure From China

"When a company, out of commercial considerations, decides to practice excessive self-censorship, that also generates fear in the community and encourages tyranny's unreasonable behavior."

6 June 2016

Russian Blogger Arrested After Helping US Journalists Report on Olympic Real Estate in Sochi

RuNet Echo

A Russian blogger has been arrested after working with an HBO film crew to report on the real estate situation in the wake of the Sochi Olympics.

5 June 2016

India Moves Against Illegal Immigration from Bangladesh, Plans to Seal Border in Assam

India says it wants to seal the border with Bangladesh in Assam. The Bhartiya Janta Party says these measures are a necessary defense against illegal immigration.

2 June 2016

Zanj Radio: Jamaica's Online Music Station With a Social Message

"This is not just another media entity. It is a solution."