Nigeria’s cash shortage crisis taints election campaign
12 February 2023 | 11:54 am
With little more than two weeks to go before Nigeria's presidential election, the tensions caused by a chaotic change in currency have soured the mood. Also, as daily rolling power cuts across South Africa continue to hit the economy hard, President Cyril Ramaphosa declares a state of disaster over the crisis.
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President Bola Tinubu was elected in a closely contested poll in February. The losing candidates have challenged the results citing irregularities.
Talk about unexpected U-turns. And it is that José Peseiro is back like he never left as a head coach of the Super Eagles. And of course, that conversation is there for the taking alongside a preview of the all-important games against São Tomé and Príncipe on Sunday.
Israel's Supreme Court has opened the first case examining the legality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial judicial overhaul, lurching towards a showdown with the nation’s far-right government. The latter has split Israel in two ever since it announced plans to reform the country’s judicial system, which would see the Supreme Court weakened.
Nigeria made their debut at the recent Invictus Games. Dismissed by critics as a cynical, expensive spectacle, the Games are a chance for participants suffering from physical and psychological trauma to exchange ideas.
Thousands of migrants have arrived on Lampedusa from Africa this week, with the EU at odds over what to do with them. DW reports from the Italian island, where locals are showing compassion as conditions worsen.
The army headquarters in Khartoum was attacked, and an iconic skyscraper in the city went up in flames, according to social media posts. The fighting between the army and the RSF is in its sixth month.
We look at what the press has to say about the latest migration crisis unfolding on the Italian island of Lampedusa. We also take a look at reactions to the sexal abuse and rape allegations levelled against British comedian Russell Brand. We finish with concerns in the United States about "gerontocracy"... and about an atypical missing object.
Ile Ife is the cultural center of Nigeria's Yoruba people. Our guide is the leader of the Yoruba king's personal band.
We look at why US President Joe Biden is under pressure to join Detroit autoworkers on the picket lines as Donald Trump looks to woo them. Canadian papers react to PM Justin Trudeau's explosive statement accusing Indian government operatives of assassinating a Sikh leader on Canadian soil. Also: French papers discuss the link between social media and a wave of recent teenage suicides in France. We finish with a look at whether or not theft can be considered art.
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu said on Tuesday he was seeking to re-establish constitutional order to address political and economic problems in neighboring Niger following a July coup and welcomed any support for the process.
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With family incomes squeezed by a weak Chinese economy, international travelers are cutting back on designer goods and luxury hotels.
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Severe weather has claimed at least ten lives, cut power to tens of thousands of people, and blocked roads in a country already strained by war.
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This week on French Connections we take a look at the complex web of "autoroutes", or highways, in France. Over 70 percent of French people stayed in France for their vacations in 2023, and that means most of them hit the road. From its inception in 1927 to controversial toll increases to bumper-to-bumper traffic, we tell you how these highways illustrate so much about French society.
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