Nigeria’s elections, France’s end-of-life care and… eggplants
21 February 2023 | 5:35 am
We take a look at the upcoming elections in Nigeria and how the nation's economic crisis could play a role. We also discuss how a citizens' council in France is overwhelmingly in favour opening up France’s end-of-life laws to allow assisted suicide or euthanasia.
Lawmakers already voted to bring elections forward to April 2024 from 2026, in the face of unrelenting protests sparked by former President Pedro Castillo's arrest.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has placed Nigeria at high risk of Lassa fever transmission. According to Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director General for the centre, he says if the trajectory of increased cases continues, Nigeria may record its largest outbreak this year.
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Nigeria will elect a new president on February 25 to take over from Muhammadu Buhari in a contest pitting the old guard against a third-party candidate seeking to upset the established political order. There are 18 candidates on the ballot, but only three are considered the top contenders.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria has refuted claims it will embark on a shutdown of operations today as the NNPC and other regulatory bodies begin the enforcement of ₦195 per litre pump price of petrol.
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The world of drag exploded into popular culture in France after the French version of the "Drag Race" TV show was broadcast last year. In this programme, we meet some of the country's drag artists who aim to entertain, but also educate. Minima Gesté is a Parisian drag queen who quit her day job as an engineer to commit herself fully to the art form.
The run-up to a vote is usually a chance for small businesses like Shimatex Prints to cash in on election paraphernalia ranging from hats and flip-flops to tissue boxes and cooking oil labels. But business in Abuja has been slower than usual ahead of the February 25 vote as candidates have hinged more campaigning on social media.
Three top contenders are competing to take over from Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in a battle that pits the old guard against a third-party candidate who is seeking to harness anger among young Nigerians.
The unprecedented fiasco of Berlin's elections in September 2021 caused international headlines. Now the German capital is preparing to repeat the vote, with authorities doing all they can to repair broken trust.
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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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