Highlights from the world ahead 2023
By Guardian Exclusive
08 May 2023 | 11:23 am
It’s been a whirlwind, but we are proud to announce the release of The Economist’s World Ahead 2023 under an exclusive license. This year’s edition features coverage of Ghana and Nigeria unlike before. The event for the launch took place on April 27th at the Ecobank Pan African Centre (EPAC) in Lagos, Nigeria. Industry leaders and the Lagos State Governor, represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, were present and participated in panel discussions about how we can improve in Western Africa.
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A keenly-watched malaria vaccine from Oxford University has secured its first approval, in Ghana, as the African country ramps up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago discusses the central bank's recent surprise move to hike interest rates and concerns about movements in the currency.
An Oxford University malaria vaccine has been approved for use in Ghana. The African country is ramping up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
In northern Nigeria, hundreds of children have been abducted from school in recent years. No longer wanting to take risks, many parents have stopped sending their children to school. They'd rather risk them dropping out.
Driven from their homes in the village of Ngarannam by Boko Haram insurgents eight years ago, survivors of the attack have begun rebuilding their lives after they were able to return home in the last six months. Now women are taking on a new role in the reconstructed village.
EU to investigate after 3 countries announce Ukrainian import ban. The European Commission has rejected moves by certain member states to ban some imports of Ukrainian grain and other food items. On Monday, Slovakia joined Poland and Hungary in announcing the bans.
Rwanda's president Paul Kagame arrived in Guinea's capital Conakry on Monday, where he was greeted by military leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told leaders of warring factions in Sudan they had to ensure the safety of civilians. Meanwhile, Egypt denied interfering in the conflict. DW has the latest.
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