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Hard-hit Argentina workers ask saints, not politicians, for jobs

A priest blesses Argentine faithfuls during San Cayetano's feast day, the patron saint of labour and bread, at San Cayetano church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 7th August, 2023.

Buenos Aires, ArgentinaReuters Argentines, who have seen jobs and wages hit by economic malaise and rampant inflation, lined up at churches on Monday to ask St Cayetano, the patron saint of bread and labour, for employment, with some critical of politicians for not doing enough to help. The South American country, which saw unemployment tick […]

UK food banks “prepare for the worst” as COVID-19 aid comes to an end

UK London The Bow Foodbank

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Charity food banks in Britain are “preparing for the worst” as the government starts winding up emergency aid measures put in place to cushion the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on millions of workers and low-income households. An extra weekly payment of £20 to support the country’s poorest families will be cut next […]

The real threat to Chad’s military rulers: unemployed youth

Chad Ndjamena youth

N’djamena, ChadReuters When Neldjibaye Madjissem graduated with a mathematics degree in 2015, he began searching for work as a school teacher.  Six years on, he is still looking – and is angry.  The 31-year-old blames Chad’s government for lack of work, mismanagement of oil revenues and corruption. No wonder people are protesting on the streets […]