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August 23, 2021

     By Duncan Green     

Taliban manel
Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Zabi Karimi)

Some fine gallows humour from Naila Kabeer. ‘Clearly the Taliban have not caught up with the feminist critique of ‘manels’.’ Anyone care to add the David Hasselhof meme?

How did Covid-19 affect women’s autonomy & access to healthcare in Pakistan?

From 2020 to 2021, as a car crash. Ht Josh Warburton

This is Nuts. ‘Europe receiving 10M COVID-19 vaccine doses produced in South Africa.’

You may have missed this bit of good news (in terms of process) amid all the doom scrolling. Zambia election: Opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema declared winner by electoral commission. Not even close – 2.8m votes v 1.8m. An orderly transition, and a possible $5m windfall from Mo Ibrahim may ease the pain for the departing President Lungu (look forward to the attribution discussion on that one)

Share of population behind bars (rank) ht Conrad Hackett

#1 US

Incarceration rate by country

2 El Salvador

3 Turkmenistan

4 Rwanda

5 Cuba

19 Brazil

23 Turkey

26 Russia

66 Saudi Arabia

87 Mexico

92 New Zealand

141 Canada

189 Norway (why is it always Norway?)

A new initiative on climate change and humanitarian crisis, was launched last week. ‘Climate change will lead to more, larger, humanitarian crises. It may also lead to new types of crisis, for which the global response system is not prepared.’ 

Explanatory vid here

August 23, 2021
Duncan Green