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Two-Thirds of World’s Hungriest People Live In Nigeria, Seven Other Countries – UN

Two-Thirds of World’s Hungriest People Live In Nigeria, Seven Other Countries – UN

No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the Global Report on Food Crisis 2019 has found. The report, which was released on Wednesday in Brussels, warned that these food crises were primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters. One of the […]

Nigeria Ranks 6th Miserable Country In The World

Nigeria Ranks 6th Miserable Country In The World

The recently published report by Steve Hanke, an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, United state, listed Nigeria among the first ten (10) miserable countries in the world. According to the report Venezuela was listed as the most miserable country in the world. Reacting to this Hanke said, “Venezuela holds the inglorious title of […]

70 Somali Businesswomen Seek To Boost Their Businesses Via Training In Jubaland

70 Somali Businesswomen Seek To Boost Their Businesses Via Training In Jubaland

Approximately 70 Somali businesswomen have been taken through a forum to support access to finance for women-led enterprises, attended by esteemed ministers from the Jubaland Ministry of Women, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Fishery and Marine Resources, and Ministry of Trade and Commerce. The event provided an opportunity for women to hear about […]

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Urges Women To Work Hard To Improve The Economy

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives  Urges Women To Work Hard To Improve The Economy

  Ms Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has urged women and youth to work hard to improve their livelihood and contribute to the country’s economic growth. She was speaking during the Mpigi District Women’s Day celebrations held at Kamengo Police Playground on Saturday. “Our reports in the ministry show that women and […]

Eskom’s Plans Its Coal-Powered Fleet

Eskom’s Plans Its Coal-Powered Fleet

Although Eskom has decommissioning schedules in some of its documentation, it is not always reflected in the messages received by people on the ground. It is this confusion that is adding to the anxiety of workers like those at Hendrina power station near Middelburg in Mpumalanga. In its 2018 integrated report, Eskom says it is […]

Lagos Is ‘Sixth Least Expensive City In The World’

Lagos Is ‘Sixth Least Expensive City In The World’

Lagos has been ranked as the sixth cheapest city in the world to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit survey. The survey compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food, drink, clothing, household supplies, and personal care items, home rents, transport, utility bills, private schools, domestic help, […]

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

Women Farming Contributes To Vital Growth Of Rural Economy

WOMEN are of vital importance to rural economies. Rearing poultry and small livestock and growing food crops, they are responsible for some 60% to 80% of food production in developing countries According to the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 2009 policy brief, many farming communities, women are the main custodians of knowledge on crop varieties. It […]

Sri Lankan Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing

Sri Lankan Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing

The Seychelles’ Supreme Court on Friday sentenced the captain of a Sri Lankan fishing vessel $14,600 (SCR200,000) for illegal fishing in the Seychelles’ waters. The Sri Lankan national, Kaluharath Keerthirathan, pleaded guilty to the charge of fishing without a foreign licence on November 5, 2018. The captain has a month to pay the fine while […]

EFCC Alerts Public Of Fake Dollars In Circulation

EFCC Alerts Public Of Fake Dollars In Circulation

Nigeria anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alerted members of the public of the reported circulation of fake Dollar notes ahead of the general elections. In a statement, EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, stated that the warning follows intelligence gathered in the build-up to the elections. Magu said the intelligence reports […]

WeWork Picks South Africa For First African Foray

WeWork Picks South Africa For First African Foray

U.S. shared workspace provider WeWork plans to launch in South African later this year, it said on Thursday, a move that would mark the first African expansion for the $47 billion New York-based company. The firm, backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, will team up with Redefine Properties, one of South Africa’s biggest real estate […]

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