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Voice of the Commonwealth - The Global Influencer

Voice of the Commonwealth - The Global Influencer

Covid-19 Update

Australia all-rounder Mitch Marsh in hospital!

AUSTRALIA - The IPL is right now a hot topic as now people can attend it under a few rules and regulations although countries do not really fear the pandemic any more. But it is always said better safe than sorry. Although precautions are taken it is difficult to actually prevent a disease that is air born from infecting people. This is exactly what happened as the Australian all-rounder Mitch Marsh has been admitted to hospital in India after testing positive for Covid-19, his Indian Premier League team the Delhi Capitals said. Marsh, who has played 32 Tests for his country,...

Covid-19: ‘Still going to be a bumpy year’ for education sector

NEW ZEALAND - For the past two years Covid-havoc has shut schools, kindergartens and universities, disrupted learning for more than a million young people, and all but eliminated… what used to be a $5 billion international education industry. As the first school term of the third year of the pandemic draws to a close the education minister Chris Hipkins reckons things are about to get better. "I think term two is probably...

Base lending rate retained at 7% despite uncertainties in global economic outlook

NAIROBI (CU)_Just when we though the worst effect of the pandemic are behind us, China one again reported a spike in COVID-19 infections. This, along with the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine are putting a damper on the global economic outlook, according to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Nevertheless, the base lending rate was retained at seven per cent for the...

Australia: Positive COVID-19 test hampers play

AUSTRALIA - Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed the news in a statement released to the media on Tuesday morning, just hours before the start of the three-match one-day international series in Pakistan. Covid 19 is causing more damage than before with sportsman having to sit out of important series for their career and also their countries. It is impossible for an athlete to return to complete normalcy of health in a...

Educational Crisis

PAKISTAN – the country’s educational crisis is rooted in inequality. Nowhere are national socioeconomic and gender fault lines more apparent than in the education sector. In this regard, a recent report by the Idara-i-Taleem-o-Agahi, titled Measuring the Impact of Covid-19 on Education in Pakistan, confirms what education experts have been saying all along… “girls experienced greater learning losses than boys during the Covid-19 school closure across nearly all competencies and...

Nigeria’s eighth outing on the Eurobond market in the face of limited oil revenue

ABUJA (CU)_In December last year, the head of Nigeria's Debt Management Office (DMO) Patience Oniha said the country had no plans to approach the Eurobond market in 2022, as the government is looking to raise funds from other sources. Following its last Eurobond sale in September, its seventh outing in which $4 billion was raised, Abuja was considering more issues which were later shelved by fears around the Omicron...

DRMA to be lifted effective tomorrow

afternoon as he said Jamaica continues to show signs of recovery during the pandemic. The DRMA is the Disaster Risk Management Act This has been observed for….Read More a few months and the Prime Minister was given the Green light to then make the announcement as Jamaica needed the Limits and restrictions to be lifted. The measures were put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. While...