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Hard Numbers: Somali healthcare crisis, UK COVID test failure, Colombian prison riot, views on women's rights

Hard Numbers: Somali healthcare crisis, UK COVID test failure, Colombian prison riot, views on women's rights

50: Only 50 percent of urban residents in Somalia have access to health care, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, with the number dropping to 15 percent for the country's rural inhabitants. The dire warning comes as COVID-19 cases steadily increase in Somalia, a country with few hospital beds and zero ventilators.


314: Colombian prison inmates at a facility in Villavicencio staged riots and some attempted a jailbreak after at least 314 inmates and guards tested positive for COVID-19, the highest number at any jail in the country. They were protesting lack of adequate protection provided by the state, but the unrest was swiftly quashed by prison guards.

74: Across 34 countries surveyed by Pew, a median of 74 percent of respondents agree that it is "very important" for women to have the same rights as men. Western Europe, the US, and Latin America led the pack. The poll also showed that women were more inclined than men to say gender equality is important.

100,000: After setting April 30 as a goal for conducting 100,000 coronavirus tests a day, the British government has acknowledged that it's unlikely to meet the self-imposed target. Boris Johnson's government has been widely criticized for its mismanagement of the outbreak, which has now killed over 26,000 people in the UK, the second highest toll in Europe behind Italy.

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.

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.

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

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If former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could give incoming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas advice, what would it be? "Well, first I would say, 'Ali, I'm glad it's you, not me.'" His conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Listen: 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 the podcast 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.

The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.

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