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Private equity | The fall of Abraaj

Arif Naqvi - ANGEL FRANCO/NYT-REDUX-REA
In the wake of the private-equity firm’s collapse and the exposure of its governance weaknesses Africa-focused funds will face much greater scrutiny from investors

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Illegal ivory trade seen booming in the EU

 

80 pieces of illegal ivory tested as part of an Avaaz study are displayed in front of the EU Commission, together with a life-sized model of an elephant, to call for a ban on the ivory trade in Europe on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Brussels. Photo: Olivier Matthys/AP/SIPAIn spite of a ban, illegal ivory trading is still flourishing in the European Union, as traders use a loophole allowing for the exchange of antique pieces. 

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World Cup Memoir: A Postcard from Russia

Photo: copyright Eromo EgbejuleWhen I sit down in my old age to tell my grandchildren the story of my life’s adventures, the bittersweet story of how I spent twelve days in Russia as a fan and reporter during the 2018 World Cup, will rank high.

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Migration: Brexit brings hard choices

 

Photo: Brais G. Rouco/SOPA Images/Lightrocket via Getty ImagesThe “hostile environment” and Windrush scandals that have hit the headlines just as Britain draws up a new immigration policy could take the wind out of its sails

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The UK is under pressure to spell out its position on immigration

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As the British government prepares to publish a key document setting out its future immigration policy, a prominent pro-Brexit Member of the European Parliament (MEP) said he personally hopes the UK will introduce a “fair immigration system” where people from outside the EU are treated the same way as people from the EU.

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