Obasanjo playing politics: Tinubu reacts to statement
05 February 2018 | 10:20 am
Obasanjo playing politics, Tinubu reacts to statement.
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American startups looking to expand globally are facing many challenges, from the coronavirus pandemic to Brexit. We speak to tech executive-turned-investor Stephen McIntyre about the decisions they're making, and how it's impacting expansion into European countries. Also in the show, a look at the growing debt mountain facing developing countries in the midst of this health crisis. Plus, our correspondents report from Australia, where a shortage of sheep shearers is causing headaches in the country's multibillion dollar wool industry.
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13 Apr 2021
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The assassination of President Moise tops off a crisis that has been smoldering in the Caribbean state for years. Politicians and organized crime gangs are equally responsible for Haiti's problems.
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The shocking image of a violently ill Alexander Litvinenko as he lay dying from radioactive poisoning in a London hospital bed is how much of the world remembers the ex Russian spy. But a new opera in London based on a book by his wife Marina and composed by former London financier, Anthony Bolton seeks to tell more of his story. A British public inquiry in 2016 concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin had "probably approved" Litvinenko's killing, which it said was likely to have been FSB-directed, but no one has ever been brought to justice.
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