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While technological change has been incredibly fast in the information era, the system of international payments has lagged behind. But once sovereign digital currencies start taking off, this will suddenly change.
Egypt has started screening all air passengers arriving from countries where the infection has occurred, while Kenya, which receives at least three flights a day from China, issued a directive to start screening at all ports of entry on 22 January 2020. Nigeria followed suit the same day.
That people from China are employed as engineers for Kenyan railway while many competent Kenyan engineers are jobless is frankly shortsighted and stupid. The worst part is that even applies to very low-level jobs such as cleaners and security guards.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has agreed to license its music catalogue for Boomplay, which is owned by Transsion Holdings and NetEase. The agreement with SME follows on from Universal Music signing a similar licensing deal with Boomplay earlier in 2019.
It seems likely that more and more gene editing and other controversial practices will take place in a variety of regulated and unregulated circumstances. It may be the case that little progress is made until the types of problems outlined above become all too real.