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8 hours ago
Here's what's been making the business headlines in sub-Saharan Africa this week.

GTV Exclusive

3 days ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
3 days ago
Following the approval of the hike in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, customers in the band, a category who receive 20 hours and above supply of electricity, will now have to pay 225 Naira per kilowatt hour against the 66 Naira payable before the hike. This directive, which came in the middle of fuel subsidy removal, foreign exchange crisis, and high inflation rates, has been heavily criticized by the citizens.
4 days ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
10 Apr
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
10 Apr
What is considered abuse of the Naira? Did you know that the Naira has strict rules governing it? GuardianTV shed light on the laws and consequences surrounding the abuse of the Naira notes.
9 Apr
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
9 Apr
London-based Dunhill Ventures, a top investment firm, decided to host its family office investment conference in Africa for the very first time in Lagos. GuardianTV was at the conference which provided a platform for family offices, individual investors, and institutions to engage in presentations by purpose-driven companies to advocate for exceptional female tech talent and enable access for women.
9 Apr
16 years ago in Beijing was the last place and time that the Super Falcons competed in the women's football event in the Olympic Games. And they have a chance to do that this year. But standing in their way is the Bayana Bayana of South Africa. Ayomide Sotubo and Foluke Aderogba preview the game on The Nutmeg.

2 mins ago
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron on Monday urged Israel not to retaliate after Iran's drone and missile attack, saying it should "think with head as well as heart" because Tehran's strike had been a near total failure.
2 mins ago
Lori and George Schappell, the world's oldest conjoined twins, have died at age 62, as confirmed by Guinness World Records. The pair passed away at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital on April 7. Born on Sept. 18, 1961, the twins had partially fused skulls, shared vital blood vessels, and 30% of their brains.
1 hour ago
Talking Europe hosts the head of the largest political group in the European Parliament, the centre-right European People's Party. Manfred Weber, a prominent German CSU politician, is hoping that the June 9 EU elections will re-confirm the EPP's pre-eminent position, but he is cautious on the possibility of alliances with the hard-right ECR group. We also touch on the "Russiagate" and "Piepergate" controversies, the EPP's contentious plan to reform the EU's asylum system, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron's "unwise" – according to Weber – remarks about potentially sending French troops to Ukraine.
1 hour ago
The allies of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol have suffered a resounding defeat and lost their majority in parliament. Yoon might yet get a chance to recover, however, as his rivals battle legal issues.
2 hours ago
A man went on a rampage with a knife in a Sydney shopping mall, killing six people as he did so. Police continue to interview witnesses and are calling on the public to share video footage with them.
4 hours ago
Tens of thousands of residents have fled the southern Russian city of Orenburg as the worst floods in decades continue to inundate the region. Many more homes have been damaged or destroyed across the border in northern Kazakhstan, where officials also ordered evacuations.
4 hours ago
Abortion is legal in the UK, but England and Wales are both experiencing a rise in abortion prosecutions; using a law that dates back to 1861. In the last 18 months, six women have been prosecuted and at least one woman has been jailed.
9 hours ago
Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge told Reuters on Thursday (April 11) that he expects to make history at the 2024 Games in Paris with a third consecutive Olympic marathon gold medal.
9 hours ago
It is the first of its kind, its developers say: a microrobot which can navigate in a cell network and stimulate individual cells in a targeted manner. The discovery has the potential for new treatment methods for patients battling cancer or other diseases, according to lead researcher Berna Ozkale Edelmann.
1 day ago
Germany is grappling with a wave of strikes. Initially, it was the farmers and logisticians, and now it's the train drivers and airport ground staff disrupting traffic. Not only do travelers and commuters suffer, but the economy is also spiraling further downwards.
1 day ago
Germany has presented its defense at the top UN court in The Hague after Nicaragua accused Berlin of facilitating genocidal acts in Gaza. Germany rejects the accusations, arguing Nicaragua has a "one-sided" view of the Israel-Hamas war.
1 day ago
It's not only in the US and UK that border protection is on the ballot. The European Parliament's vote on a migration pact was always going to be a nail-biter, especially two months out from EU elections. We ask about the close result and about burden sharing, this as the numbers of those crossing the Mediterranean hit their highest level since 2015.
1 day ago
A study by the Ifo Institute has found that Russia's economy is not doing as badly as expected after two years of war against Ukraine and the resulting economic sanctions. China, in particular, has stepped in and is benefiting from doing so.
1 day ago
Evgenia Kara-Murza told DW her husband, Vladimir Kara-Murza, was put in a Siberian penal colony for trying to expose the truth about the level of oppression in Vladimir Putin's Russia.
1 day ago
Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why this rural tale of arranged marriage managed to charm her. We also take a look at Romanian drama "Holy Week", a meditation on the dangers of prejudice and insularity, while Tunisian film "Behind the Mountains" brings a little magical realism to a father-son relationship.

Latest

2 mins ago
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron on Monday urged Israel not to retaliate after Iran's drone and missile attack, saying it should "think with head as well as heart" because Tehran's strike had been a near total failure.
2 mins ago
Lori and George Schappell, the world's oldest conjoined twins, have died at age 62, as confirmed by Guinness World Records. The pair passed away at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital on April 7. Born on Sept. 18, 1961, the twins had partially fused skulls, shared vital blood vessels, and 30% of their brains.
1 hour ago
Talking Europe hosts the head of the largest political group in the European Parliament, the centre-right European People's Party. Manfred Weber, a prominent German CSU politician, is hoping that the June 9 EU elections will re-confirm the EPP's pre-eminent position, but he is cautious on the possibility of alliances with the hard-right ECR group. We also touch on the "Russiagate" and "Piepergate" controversies, the EPP's contentious plan to reform the EU's asylum system, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron's "unwise" – according to Weber – remarks about potentially sending French troops to Ukraine.
1 hour ago
The allies of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol have suffered a resounding defeat and lost their majority in parliament. Yoon might yet get a chance to recover, however, as his rivals battle legal issues.
2 hours ago
A man went on a rampage with a knife in a Sydney shopping mall, killing six people as he did so. Police continue to interview witnesses and are calling on the public to share video footage with them.

Guardian Life

25 Dec
Come May 5, 2022, Katchey’s Independent Analytical Laboratory Complex, a subsidiary of Katchey Company, will become Nigeria’s first internationally accredited independent analytical lab.
25 Dec
Nancy Isime is a Nigerian actress, model, and media personality. She spoke with GuardianTV about her Skin routine and what keeps her fit.
6 Nov
“If you live in Nigeria, you can survive anywhere,” and it’s not by chance. The Soro Soke generation has shifted the narrative, creating an online and offline movement that seeks to effect change, a change that cuts across national boundaries. Amid these calls for change is The Culture Squad echoing the demands of the people for all who need to hear it. These select few are the VJs who highlight societal issues that spark change and revolution in the hearts of many youths. Grab a copy of Guardian Life tomorrow as Nenny B, Folu Storms and Ilo take us on a journey on the impact of ViacomCBS on youth expression.
13 Nov 2022
In 2016, the global streaming service, Netflix, announced its presence in Africa’s most populous country with streaming on the platform of ‘Fifty’, an Ebony Life Studios film directed by the late Biyi Bandele. Four years after, in 2020, Netflix Naija was born as the company acquired the rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s 2018 film, ‘Lionheart’, and began their own commissioned projects.
8 Oct 2022
As Nigerians join the rest of the world to understand the essence of investment and how it can change their lives, Treegar, a financial technology company that enables Africans to invest and earn globally, promises to save the day by democratising investment opportunities. Book a copy with your favourite vendor tomorrow as Mojibade Sosanya speaks to Guardian Life magazine, an insert of Guardian Nigeria about what makes Treegar tick.
9 Jul 2022
In celebration of how far Accelerate TV has come, Guardian Life met with Ibrahim Suleiman and Chy Nwakanma on the various series the platform offers its teeming audience of both young and old film and drama lovers of the different strata of society to discuss the impact Accelerate TV has had on their careers and the industry at large.
11 Dec 2021
It’s Christmas season and Netflix is ushering us into the season with Nigeria’s first Christmas film, A Naija Christmas, a hilarious film about three brothers who would just not fulfill their dying mother’s goal of getting a wife this Christmas.
25 Sep 2021
Passion, talent, determination, and perseverance are attributes that make successful people. Sefi Atta, Kunle Afolayan, and Ijeoma Grace Agu have combined these four attributes to tell a story that keeps history alive.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Get a copy of tomorrow's issue of Guardian Life Magazine, an insert of The Guardian Nigeria as the three talk about preserving culture and history with "Swallow."⁣⁣

Business

2 days ago
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Wale Edun says 4.83 trillion naira from T-Bills and Bonds issued in the first quarter of this year was used to pay part of the Ways and Means advances from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Sam Chidoka, CEO of Kairos Capital joins CNBC Africa for more on this discussion and Nigeria's debt management strategy.
4 days ago
Some countries in Europe have begun to ban short-haul flights to cut emissions. Will other countries follow? And — can these bans make a real difference?
4 days ago
The US consumer price index for March stood 3.5 percent higher than a year earlier, as inflation proved stickier than expected. A rate cut from the Federal Reserve, anticipated for June, is now in doubt. Also in this edition: the UN's climate chief calls for a new finance deal for developing countries, saying nations have two years to save the planet.
10 Apr
The trial of 27 people charged in the "Panama Papers" tax evasion and money laundering scandal opened in Panama on Monday. After the first day of hearings, we take a look back at the bombshell investigation that showed how the world's rich and famous used shell companies to avoid their domestic tax authorities. Also in this edition, FRANCE 24's Bryan Quinn reports on US President Joe Biden's second attempt at cancelling student loan debt for 30 million Americans.

Sport

1 day ago
France has asked its foreign allies to send several thousand members of their security forces to help guard the Paris Olympics, officials said Thursday, underlining the strains caused by the sporting extravaganza which begins in July.
2 days ago
The heads of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguez, signed on Thursday, together with the presidents of Paraguay, Santiago Peña, and Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, the first act of the 2030 World Cup, which will mark the celebration of the centenary of this competition.
3 days ago
According to a string of reports, Harry Kane’s three children are said to have been injured in a multiple vehicle car accident.
4 days ago
Athletics has become the first sport to offer prize money to Olympic champions, announcing on Wednesday that the 48 gold medallists in Paris this year will earn $50,000 each to end a 128-year tradition.

Entertainment

1 day ago
Here are the top 5 richest people in the world, according to the Forbes Billionaires List 2024.
2 days ago
Francis Ford Coppola's "Megalopolis" will premiere on the French Riviera this year, alongside new releases from Cannes Film Festival favourites Jacques Audiard, Yorgos Lanthimos, Sean Baker and Karim Aïnouz. Those movies will all be scrutinised by jury president Greta Gerwig. FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes us through the line-up and flags up two major red carpet events: "Furiosa", the fifth instalment of the Mad Max films and "Horizon: An American Saga", Kevin Costner's passion project.
2 days ago
The film "Back to Black" has been described as a never-seen-before glimpse into Amy Winehouse's rise to fame and the release of her groundbreaking album of the same name, which won five Grammys and sold 16 million copies. The pop star, who died in 2011, is played by Marisa Abela, known for her role in the banking TV drama "Industry". The movie is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, who brought us "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Nowhere Boy". Eve Jackson sat down with them in Paris.
3 days ago
In Greece, the success of the tourist industry is making it difficult for local Greeks to keep up with surging property prices. Short-term rentals are booming, while chain stores are replacing local retailers. Residents are being forced out, with more than 40 percent of their disposable income spent on housing – more than in any other European country. FRANCE 24's Nathalie Savaricas, Laurent Laughlin, Aris Dimitrakopoulos and Nikos Kollias report from Athens.

Science & Tech

1 day ago
TikTok is seemingly developing a photo-sharing app like Instagram.
2 days ago
Volkswagen will expand its production and research facilities in Anhui province as the German automaker looks to reclaim its title as China's top-selling car brand.
3 days ago
X’s AI chatbot, Grok, generates news headlines and content based on what’s trending…What happens if what’s trending is a fake news story? This is what happened on April 4, when verified users on X started spamming a fake news story claiming that Iran attacked Israel. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
4 days ago
The Myanmar military and an ethnic minority armed group have clashed for a second day near Myawaddy — an important frontier trading point. Thailand has said it is prepared for tens of thousands of refugees.