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OPEN LETTER on Diplomatic Watch activities during Presidential Elections 2020 in Belarus

We the undersigned, European accredited diplomats who participated in diplomatic watch activities during early voting 4-8 August and on Election Day of 9 August in Belarus, would like to:

- commend all those independent observers we have met during our work, mostly outside the polling stations;

- thank explicitly those members of the electoral commissions who welcomed us wholeheartedly and were open for a constructive cooperation;

- applaud those heads of polling station who assured a fair counting of the votes;

Venezuela's Informational Blackout

There is a dramatic and worrying informational blackout in Venezuela. The regime censored all traditional media outlets. Social media has become more deception than information. And as if these problems were not enough, most Venezuelans don't even have internet access.

Why Nigeria Needs More Direct Investment to Grow its Economy

In May, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) published its Nigerian Capital Importation first-quarter Report, which revealed that Nigeria received $5.85 billion capital inflows in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020. 

According to the NBS, the $5.85 billion represents over fifty percent increase when compared to what Nigeria received in the fourth quarter of 2019. However, when compared to the corresponding first quarter period of 2019, the investment flow into Nigeria shows a 31.19% decline.

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