Strengthening democracy in Nigeria
12 June 2019 | 8:03 am
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Public Holiday Amendment Bill to confer official recognition to the 12th of June as Nigeria's Democracy Day. George Etomi, Principal Partner of George Etomi and Partners joins CNBC Africa to discuss some solutions to challenges impacting Nigeria’s democracy.
Former President Alejandro Toledo is to be sent back to Peru to face a graft investigation, likely from the same jail where two other ex-president are currently being held.
Talking Europe speaks to Kersti Kaljulaid, who was the first and only female president of Estonia, from 2016 to 2021. Her name has been linked to the top job in NATO, as Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to step down this autumn. We discuss her potential interest in the job, as well as her view on the current levels of support for Ukraine, both in NATO and the European Union.
As South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol heads to Washington for a visit, the Financial Times is reporting that the White House has asked Seoul to urge its chipmakers (Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix) not to fill the China shortfalls of US rival Micron in the event of a ban by Beijing. Such a move would be the latest in an escalating tech rivalry between the United States and China. Also in this edition, we take a closer look at Chile's decision to nationalise its lithium supply.
Which Lula is it this week? In Lisbon, Brazil’s president charmed his hosts in a speech before the Portuguese parliament to mark nearly half a century since the Carnation Revolution that ended the dictatorship there. Lula had raised eyebrows with his recent visit to China, where he accused the US of "encouraging" the war in Ukraine, and then with last week's warm welcome for Russia's foreign minister.
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In an interview with DW's Teri Schultz at the Munich Security Conference, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda advocates disregarding any red line that Putin may have set in supporting Ukraine against the Russian invasion.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev says the constitutional reforms could usher in a "new Uzbekistan" with more civil liberties. They would also free him up to rule until 2040, rather than his current likely deadline of 2026.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will meet Syrian President Bashar Assad in his first trip to Syria since the war broke out in 2011. Iranian forces played a major role in defending Assad's government.
Angola’s president Joao Lorenco told FRANCE 24 that he did not think an all-out war between Rwanda and DRC was on the horizon. He said he was hopeful that his mediation efforts to restore peace in the DRC's east would bear fruit. He explained that the M23 rebel group was upholding a ceasefire reached a few weeks ago and that the next step was for the group to be cantoned and disarmed.
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Colombian President Gustavo Petro has had to backtrack on his claim that four Indigenous children — missing for more than two weeks after a plane crash — had been found alive in the Amazon.
Two tenors, eight years, President Mohammad Buhari definitely had an eventful turno being president of Nigeria between 2015 to 2023. Many Nigerians are not quick to forget the stewardship of the nation in a hurry. GuardianTV stepped out to ask Nigerians how they feel about his administration.
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Brazilian nurses make more money working in Germany, but are afforded less responsibility and recognition than at home. Three women spoke with DW about their experiences.
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Critics of Laos' repressive one-party state, both in the country and in exile in Thailand, have been targeted in a recent series of arrests and attacks.
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