Le Matin – World Bank: Undeclared work jeopardizes the recovery of emerging countries

Moonlighting represents more than 70% of total employment in emerging and developing countries, a level such that it risks slowing the recovery of these economies, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday. “An astonishingly high percentage of workers and companies exercise their activity outside the field of vision of the governments of emerging … Read more

Freedom of the press: journalism “blocked” in more than 130 countries; “worrying” situation in Belgium

In total, 73% of the 180 countries assessed by the NGO Reporters Without Borders are characterized by situations deemed to be “very serious”, “difficult” or “problematic” for journalists, and are thus classified as black, red or orange on the press freedom world map. LThe exercise of journalism, “the main vaccine” against disinformation in the midst … Read more

India becomes second country most affected by Covid, ahead of Brazil

India second most affected by Covid India overtook Brazil on Monday as the second country most affected by Covid-19. The country recorded a new record of more than 168,000 new infections per day. This vast country of 1.3 billion people has recorded a rapid increase in new infections in recent weeks, bringing the total number … Read more

AU renounces procurement of AstraZeneca vaccine against covid-19 in favor of Covax initiative

(Agence Ecofin) – The Anglo-Swedish vaccine is at the heart of the controversy because of the side effects listed in many patients. Nevertheless John Nkengasong, director of the Africa CDC believes that the vaccine remains “safe”, the benefits of the product being greater than its risks. Although it has now opted for the Johnson & … Read more

Moody’s welcomes the “solid” performance of public finances and improves the rating from B2-positive to B1-stable

(Agence Ecofin) – In February 2021, the Fitch agency had already improved the country’s prospects after the popular issuance of its second Eurobond by investors. Moody’s expects Benin’s debt to stabilize at 46% of GDP this year, while growth is expected to rebound to 5%. Benin’s sovereign rating, according to the rating agency Moody’s, went … Read more

Tajikistan announces it has beaten the coronavirus

Emomali Rakhmon, President of Tajikistan Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon said on Tuesday that the novel coronavirus epidemic was over in Tajikistan, a small and very poor country in Central Asia. This authoritarian Soviet republic neighboring Afghanistan has only recorded a dozen new cases of coronavirus and no deaths since the start of the year, according … Read more