Fuel too pricey? Go electric, says S.African scooter firm
15 June 2022 | 5:11 pm
With fuel price inflation causing such alarm in South Africa that the government and central bank have been taking action to soften the impact on consumers, Fezile Dhlamini proposes an alternative solution.
Nigeria, once again, has been hit with a scarcity of fuel, as most filling stations in the country have either stopped selling to the public or have run out of supply. GuardianTV went round to find out how the scarcity is biting hard on Nigerians.
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Nigerians are trying to cope with a week-long shortage in petrol, as Africa's biggest economy struggles to end crippling fuel shortages. The shortage has led to long queues at petrol stations, a hike in transportation prices coupled with an economic downturn.
In the midst of the fuel scarcity crisis, NNPC promised that over 2.3 billion liters of PMS would be delivered before the end of February 2022 to totally arrest the situation. That promise is yet to be fulfilled as Nigerians are left stranded, filling stations packed with long queues, and the pump price increase.
Nigeria to hold second interest rate meeting of 2022 on the back of an upsurge in inflation and fragile growth. Persistent double-digit inflation could pile pressure on the central bank to reconsider its dovish stance on rates.
The ongoing war in Ukraine is affecting the availability and prices of fuel in Nigeria, with many drivers now struggling to fill up their vehicles.
Kenya plans to pay subsidy arrears to fuel sellers this week amid shortages at the pumps. Like many developing economies, Kenya has been reeling with rapidly rising fuel prices, accelerated by the conflict in Ukraine.
Lebanon plunges into darkness as fuel shortage prompts shutdown of two power stations. Lebanon's two biggest power stations shut down due to fuel shortage, leaving the country in complete darkness on Saturday, a government official told Reuters.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to help the victims of devastating east coast floods on Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 259 from heavy rains that washed out roads and disrupted shipping in one of Africa's busiest ports.
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