Italy’s troubled waters
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This week, Down to Earth is on board with Sea Shepherd, the guardians of the ocean who are on a mission to defend the fragile ecosystem off the coast of Sicily against illegal fishing.
4 Oct 2016
Experts at the Tech BBQ, organised by Tech Circle, speak on the key things necessary to build a start-up, it's challenges and how to solve them.
23 Jun 2017
The Micro, small and Medium Enterprises sector in Nigeria accounts for about 37 percent of the nation's GDP and employs about 84 percent of the labour force.
14 Jul 2017
As Nigeria intensifies effort to reduce business registration from 10 to 2 days, Ajibola Olomola, Tax advisor at KPMG speaks on the impact Nigeria's regulatory environment on the ease of doing business in the country.
22 May 2018
Emir of Kano and Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi says improved transparency and how governments prioritise national revenues can go a long way to free up funds to drive industrialisation on the continent.
28 Nov 2018
Apple Inc. continued its downward slide Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that 10 percent tariffs could be placed on mobile phones, like the iPhone, and laptops made in China.
18 May 2019
Nigeria's policy direction has been hinged on building an agribusiness ecosystem to reduce food importation and generate more foreign exchange from the Agric exports. Kola Masha, Managing Director of Babban Gona joins CNBC Africa to assess the progress made so far.
10 Dec 2019
Already tagged Nigeria’s commercial capital – Lagos State says it is now on a mission to seal a spot as the country’s technology and innovation hub. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole spoke to Special Assistant to Lagos State Governor on Technology and Innovation, Olatunbosun Alake, that Lagos is making moves to remove communication barriers between the state and its tech ecosystem as well as turbo-charge levers of innovation within the state.
14 Sep 2021
New regulation requirements by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could make it difficult for some fintech companies to operate. In a draft policy document, CBN recognized products by fintech companies are “gaining acceptance” but argued their emergence would heighten existing risks in the financial system.
25 Nov 2021
It is the last place on the planet where the Sumatran rhino, tiger, elephant and orangutan still roam together in the wild – and it is under threat. The Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh, Indonesia is facing a series of mounting pressures, including loggers, plans for hydroelectric dams, and human encroachment on the land. Now activists, led by a group of women, are fighting to ensure it survives. We spoke to Farwiza Farhan, one of the women on the front line of forest conservation.
18 Dec 2021
The spekboom plant, excellent at sucking CO2 out of the air, has been badly degraded in South Africa. Now an initiative is using innovative planting methods to bring back the plant and restore soil and biodiversity.
The Mekong is one of the largest rivers in the world, beginning in China and flowing through Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Nearly 70 million people in Asia are dependent on its waters for fishing or to irrigate their rice fields. But this watery giant is threatened due to the dredging of its sand, which is wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec and James Mulholland.
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The war in Ukraine has exposed Germany's overreliance on Russian gas, prompting a search for alternatives. Solar power is one and is already seeing a surge. Is the former solar powerhouse on the cusp of a new solar boom?
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China has said military exercises around the contested island would continue. Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.
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Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court for the start of his trial after being accused of assault against two women.
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