COVID-19: Could empty office buildings help solve France's housing crisis? - Arab News

by arabnews 02/21/2021

PARIS: Covid-19 has emptied office buildings and business districts, and with working from home expected to be the norm after the pandemic, some want to convert them to residential use to help solve inner city housing crises. France has already begun to experiment with such conversions and “the significant rise in remote working encourages scaling up” such projects, French


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By Patricia Martínez Nyeri, Kenya, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- It is recess and a group of girls make their way from the classroom to the dormitories, where pregnant students grab some respite while others nurse babies. Since January, the Serene Haven school in central Kenya has served as an oasis for teenage mothers of the so-called …

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it expects its digital Covid Travel Pass will be ready “within weeks”. The pass is an app that verifies a passenger has had the Covid-19 tests or vaccines required to enter a country. It also verifies they were administered by an approved authority. The industry body sees the […]

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Policymakers in Africa have been urged to embrace the use of cryptocurrency in order to accelerate the economic recovery in the continent after COVID-19 setbacks. “In order to positively chart the trajectory of the social economic growth in Africa, we need to leverage on the convergence of various transformational technologies,” said Hanu Fejiro Agbodje, founder […]