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  • Friday news roundup April 30, 2021

    Sub-Saharan Africa’s projected growth is slowest in the world and Nigeria is prioritizing technology in agriculture to attract young people. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    Sub-Saharan Africa’s projected growth is slowest in the world and Nigeria is prioritizing technology in agriculture to attract young people. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • April 29, 2021

    Shared parental leave policy is “chronically failing,” according to campaigners

    The call for a better system of paid leave for both parents comes six years after the coalition government introduced shared parental leave as flagship policy.
    The call for a better system of paid leave for both parents comes six years after the coalition government introduced shared parental leave as flagship policy.
  • April 27, 2021

    England’s “metro mayors” lack gender diversity

    Of 31 candidates standing for mayoral elections in May, only six identify as women.
    Of 31 candidates standing for mayoral elections in May, only six identify as women.
  • Friday news roundup April 23, 2021

    Elon Musk announced a $100m prize for carbon removal technologies and a new malaria vaccine proved 77% effective in early trials. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    Elon Musk announced a $100m prize for carbon removal technologies and a new malaria vaccine proved 77% effective in early trials. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • April 22, 2021

    Joe Biden hosts virtual climate summit from the White House this Earth Day

    US President Joe Biden is hosting more than 40 world leaders at a virtual climate summit from the White House over the next two days.
    US President Joe Biden is hosting more than 40 world leaders at a virtual climate summit from the White House over the next two days.
  • April 21, 2021

    Covid-19: The UK government must spend up to £15bn to help pupils catch up

    According to new analysis, “the UK Government must spend £15 billion on education,” to reach the prime minister’s pledge that children catch up on missed tuition during the Covid-19 pandemic.
     
    According to new analysis, “the UK Government must spend £15 billion on education,” to reach the prime minister’s pledge that children catch up on missed tuition during the Covid-19 pandemic.
     
  • April 20, 2021

    UK to accelerate carbon emissions target to tackle climate change

    The impact for most households will be in introducing more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable electricity as well as cutting down on meat and dairy.
    The impact for most households will be in introducing more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable electricity as well as cutting down on meat and dairy.
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