Johann Rupert, the South African who has made billions peddling Cartier jewelry and Chloe fashion, said tension between the rich and poor is set to escalate as robots and artificial intelligence fuel mass unemployment.
Up to 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea were rescued by European ships on Friday, but 17 people died during the journey on unseaworthy boats. The number rescued in 24 hours appears to be one of the highest in … Read the rest
Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study by Oxfam found that – on current trends – by next year, 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth … Read the rest
One of the leaders of Brazil’s flashmob movement that is sweeping across shopping centres, sparking violent clashes with police, is a soft-spoken 55-year-old piano teacher that has never organised a protest in his life.
The number of boats bringing undocumented migrants from various countries other than Cuba is on the increase, according to American federal authorities, who say smugglers have turned to other nationalities as the smuggling of Cubans has dried … Read the rest
According to the UN Population Division, sub-Saharan Africa’s annual urban growth rate is 3.6%, almost double the world average. About 40% of Africa’s more than 1 billion people live in cities and towns, many having migrated from … Read the rest
Fresh from its landslide election victory President Robert Mugabe‘s party said on Tuesday it would intensify the transfer of economic wealth to black Zimbabweans and overhaul the country’s “British” education system.