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SUNS # 9275 Monday 1 February 2021

Labour : Covid-19 causes unprecedented global working-hour losses, says ILO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruptions in the world of work in 2020, with 8.8 per cent of global working hours being lost (relative to the fourth quarter of 2019), equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

Latin America : Cuban farm explores sustainability by hand (PRIV)
(IPS, Havana)
Most beginnings are rocky and sometimes the obstacles seem insurmountable, before they are finally overcome.

Nigeria : What feminists hope will come out of EndSARS movement & Covid-19 (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, reportedly experienced a massive shortage of oxygen cylinders last week - with demand increasing fivefold in one of the city's main hospitals just as the country recorded some of its highest number of coronavirus cases - its youth leaders are concerned about the impact on vulnerable women.

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