Cost of living takes centre stage ahead of French election as gas prices soar
15 March 2022 | 2:17 pm
We're less than one month away from the first round of a very unusual presidential election, shadowed by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. FRANCE 24 takes a look at one of voters' top priorities: the cost of living. We also report from the latest climate protests, where French citizens have called for more attention to the environmental crisis.
19 Sep 2020
The Central Bank of Nigeria's recent increase in exchange rate for the clearance of imported items from 361 to 381 naira to a dollar is causing ripples in the ports.
10 Oct 2020
Businesses and local people in southeastern France are counting the cost of damage from Storm Alex, which led to major flooding in parts of the Alpes-Maritime region. The French government has pledged an initial fund of €100 million towards rebuilding efforts. The flooding damaged roads, bridges and buildings, cutting off access to some villages. Also today: we bring you the latest on talks between Democrats and Republicans over a rescue package for the US airline industry, after President Donald Trump called off negotiations over a wider stimulus plan.
7 Nov 2020
Tanzania's internet and social media have been disrupted for more than a week, at great cost to the economy and free speech. The slowdown started just before Tanzania's presidential elections.
4 Dec 2020
His country is very much at the heart of the as-yet unresolved Brexit negotiations, facing the prospect of a “no deal” scenario in the middle of a pandemic: FRANCE 24 spoke to Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney. He says that bridging gaps such as the ones on fisheries and fair competition “is not an easy political compromise to strike” between Britain and the EU. Brexit however, has to be resolved “within days”, he says, warning that the absence of an agreement would result in “huge uncertainty and costs that both economies and societies can’t afford right now”.
27 Jan 2021
The risk of vaccine nationalism is a moral quandry - that could also have huge economic consequences. A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce says the unequal distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine could cost the global economy 9 trillion dollars. John Denton, Secretary General of the ICC, says supporting equitable distribution of vaccines is not an act of charity - "it's absolutely economic common sense."
24 Feb 2021
NNPC says N206 is landing cost of PMS, labour rejects N206 as pump price
24 Mar 2021
NNPC Group Managing Director of the Mele Kyari says it will cost about seven billion dollars excluding tax and other necessities to build a new refinery.
22 Apr 2021
Sweden is staying the course with its controversial coronavirus strategy. Teri Schultz posed tough questions to the man in charge in Stockholm.
2 Jun 2021
Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has called for the scrapping of senate to cut cost of governance.
12 Jul 2021
The UK says the EU figure of €47.5 billion was for its "own internal accounting" and does not reflect money owed back to Britain.
14 Jul 2021
Walking among the remains of her shop, which was looted during unrest in South Africa, Thandi Johnson says that she has "nothing left", despite troops being deployed in an attempt to prevent the destruction caused by thousands on the streets. The unrest erupted on the 9th of July after ex-president Jacob Zuma started serving a 15-month term for snubbing a probe into the corruption that stained his nine years in power.
20 Jul 2021
Notwithstanding the hike in the price of foodstuff, ram and other items in Nigeria due to Eid-el-Kabir, Muslims in Nigeria are celebrating the holy festival also known as Eid-al-Adha. However, with the price of a ram ranging between ₦120,000 and ₦400,000, not everyone is smiling as they observe the yearly ritual.
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On Friday 13th May 2022, a 37-year-old sound Engineer, David Imoh popularly called Dave Sound was lynched and burnt by a mob of motorcycle operators, on Admiralty way, in Lekki, Lagos. GuardianTV reached out to David's Widow, Grace who narrated her ordeal.
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Pro-choice demonstrators are rallying across the US in opposition to the Supreme Court's draft opinion that could scrap the right to abortion. Protesters say it is only the beginning of their fight against the decision.
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Top G7 diplomats meeting in Germany have warned the war in Ukraine is stoking a crisis that threatens the world's poorest. They also pledged to continue their military assistance to Ukraine for "as long as necessary."
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Nigerian entrepreneur Mustapha Gajibo has been converting petrol mini-buses into electric vehicles at his workshop, but he is now going a step further to build battery-powered buses from scratch in a push to promote clean energy and curb pollution.
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On May 9, Russians mark the defeat of Nazi Germany. But this year, Latvia has banned celebrations on that day, in light of the war in Ukraine. DW's Juri Rescheto went to Latvia's majority Russian-speaking city of Daugavpils to find out how that's going down.