Politics

Lockdown causes hunger epidemic in Nigeria

Nkiru James, a 45-year-old housewife and businesswoman, had managed her beauty salon for eight years when the Covid-19 outbreak happened. For the first time in eight years, her salon was locked for more than two months because of the lockdown.…

Lockdown is real killer in Africa

At the last count, Covid-19 had infected 35 million people worldwide, leaving more than a million dead. Not since the Spanish flu of the early 20th century has the world witnessed such a rapid death toll from a viral disease.…

Uganda's lethal lockdown exposed

Uganda’s lethal response to Covid-19 has led to an epidemic of violence, poverty and hunger, reports Zachary Ochieng. As the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, human rights watchdogs have criticized the Ugandan security forces for using excess force…

Hope for safari recovery post Covid

Almost 10 per cent of Africa’s economy relies on the tourism industry, which was shuttered by Covid-19. But, as travel editor and TV tourism expert Jill Starley-Grainger reports, for the millions employed by the safari industry, there is confidence that…

Bashir loses power

After 30 years in power, Omar al-Bashir has been ousted in a military coup following a popular uprising. By Hawwa Adam For years the international community has been trying to put Omar al-Bashir behind bars but in the end it…

Buhari battles Nigeria's economic challenges

With elections now over in Nigeria, almost, the economy takes centre stage following a muted recovery that still leaves the country vulnerable to both internal and external shocks, according to the monetary institutions. All eyes are on the president to…
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