Stories about Economics & Business from 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.
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?
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..."
National Bank of Kenya Takes Blogger to Court for “Defamatory” Blog Posts
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."
Russia Mulls A ‘National Big Data Operator’ to Control Internet User Data
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.
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.
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.
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."
How Russians Learned to Laugh About the End of Money
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.
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.
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
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."
Russian Blogger Arrested After Helping US Journalists Report on Olympic Real Estate in Sochi
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.
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.
Zanj Radio: Jamaica's Online Music Station With a Social Message
"This is not just another media entity. It is a solution."
Russian Strip Club Threatens to Take Job-Hunting Website to Court for Refusing to Publish Dancer Vacancy
A Russian striptease club is threatening to take a job-hunting website to court over the latter's refusal to publish a job ad for a show ballet dancer at the club.