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The Economist today Monday, July 6th 2020.

A musician’s murder sparks mayhem in Ethiopia.

The country’s transition to democracy is at risk of being derailed.

The bitter dispute over Africa’s largest dam.

As students prepare for China’s college-entrance exam, a scandal brews.

To reduce the risk of infections, the gaokao is taking place under tight restrictions.

The poorest countries may owe less to China than first thought.

Still, China lends more than the members of the Paris Club combined.

Locusts have hit east Africa hard.

Farmers, NGOs and investors are all worried. West Africa could be next.

Lexington: It’s messing with Texas.

Greg Abbott is battling the coronavirus with one hand and his party’s lunatic fringe with the other.

Tracking the coronavirus across Europe.

How countries and regions are coping with the covid-19 pandemic.

Chekhov’s trip to Sakhalin puts lockdown in perspective.

When he crossed the strait to the island prison colony, the writer felt he was entering hell.

The Economist’s coverage of the coronavirus.

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Covid-19 is here to stay. People will have to adapt.

Multinationals love India more than it loves them.

A phoney referendum shows Putin’s legitimacy is fading.

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How speedy lockdowns save lives.

Early stay-at-home orders contained covid-19 the best.


Sound reasoning on current affairs, business and finance, science and technology, and global issues.

In context: Commercial property.

Investors’ love affair with commercial property is being tested.

The sector faces a shake-up.

After covid-19, the investment world will become more discriminating.

After covid-19, the investment world will become more discriminating.

The e-commerce boom makes warehouses hot property.

What will be the new normal for offices?

Special report: The new world disorder.

Global leadership is missing in action.

Seventy-five years ago the world’s leaders designed the peace even as they fought the war. Today’s leaders need to do something similar, says Daniel Franklin.

Who runs the world?

As America gets tired, China gets busy.

The UN has too much on its plate.

The clock is ticking for nuclear arms control.

The UN’s structures built in 1945 are not fit for 2020, let alone beyond it.

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