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37: A new survey of citizens in 34 African countries finds that 37 percent say they have "considered emigration." Of those, 36 percent say they'd move to another country in Africa. Some 27 percent would prefer Europe, and 22 percent would choose North America. Not surprisingly, it's the youngest and best educated who are most interested in crossing borders.

55: In 2000, Chinese investment in African infrastructure represented just 2 percent of US investment in the continent. In 2014, China's total reached 55 percent of that of the US. The consulting firm McKinsey predicts that Chinese investment in Africa will surpass US totals within a decade.

91: Venezuela was hit with another nationwide blackout this week, during which 91 percent of the country lost connection to the Internet. President Maduro blames this latest outage on a team of snipers "sent by the coup-mongering right." Maduro's critics blame years of under-investment and poor maintenance.

28: In the 32 months since she became the UK's prime minister, Theresa May has accepted the resignations of 28 cabinet ministers, by far the highest rate of government attrition in the UK since the end of World War II. Of those, 18 have quit over Brexit. Three stepped down this week alone.

Empathy and listening are key to establishing harmonious relationships, as demonstrated by Callista Azogu, GM of Human Resources & Organization for Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), an Eni subsidiary in Abuja. "To build trust is very difficult. To destroy it is very easy," says Callista, whose busy days involve everything from personnel issues to union relationships. She sees great potential for her native Nigeria not only because of the country's natural resources, but because of its vibrant and creative people.

Learn more about Callista in this episode of Faces of Eni.

For the world's wealthiest nations, including the United States, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine has been rocky, to say the least. And as a result, much of the developing world will have to wait even longer for their turn. Part of the challenge, World Bank President David Malpass says, is that "advanced economies have reserved a lot of the vaccine doses." Malpass sat down with Ian Bremmer recently to talk about what his organization is doing to try to keep millions around the world from slipping deeper into poverty during the pandemic. Their conversation was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Saturday will mark the beginning of an historic turning point for European politics as 1,001 voting members of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, hold an online conference to elect a new leader.

Here are the basic facts:

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For the first time in twenty years, extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, is tasked with answering that question. He joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to talk about how his organization is trying to keep the developing world from slipping further into poverty in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Joe Biden wants to move into the White House, but the coast isn't clear. He may need some bleach.

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The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.


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