Bono Celebrates Largest Multilateral Investment in Global Health in History

Sami Hamdi Middle East/North Africa

Pledges to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria are expected to save 8 million more lives MONTREAL — World leaders came together this weekend to make the largest multilateral commitment to a global health project in history, raising nearly US$13 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The Global Fund is a public-private partnership …

Art and Technology: A Crucial Marriage in a Post-Digital Society

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By Paola Perrin de Brichambaut Art and technology. At first these disciplines may seem distant, their link dubious, and yet they share a rich history and today are increasingly intertwined. An example of the intricate relationship between the two would be the invention of photography at the beginning of the nineteenth century, a defining moment in the history of fine arts, which …

Erdogan the latest addition to a growing list of disillusioned US allies

Sami Hamdi Middle East/North Africa

Erdogan’s visit to Russia has drawn much debate and discussion, centering around whether it is a humbling realisation of the realities of the region after years of the former’s bravado over Syria and shooting down a Russian jet, or a political ploy to put pressure on the US following the attempted coup. Rarely are these matters black and white, and …

Corbyn Coup Saga Threatens War With Party Members

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The fundamental problem with this attempted coup on Corbyn is that at its core is an inescapable reality that the entire fiasco is nothing short of a declaration of war on the party’s grass-root members. Corbyn received a mandate with such overwhelming support that the move to remove him can only serve as a testament to just how out of touch the current crop of Labour MPs are with their party base.

#Leave Renege on Key Promises. So What did Brexit-ers Vote For?

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So now that the Leave campaign has won the day, closer scrutiny is now taking place of the promises made that resulted in this extraordinary result. However, remarkably, the Vote Leave leaders are swiftly reneging on these key promises that formed the foundation of the entire campaign. So what did, and what have, Brexit-ers voted for? NHS Within hours of the final result, Nigel …