Nigeria: Africa’s largest economy leaving many behind
15 January 2022 | 5:09 pm
It is estimated that more than 10 million people impacted by poverty, that has been worsened by the pandemic, are in need of aid. DW's Fred Muvunyi visited Adamawa in northern Nigeria, where an Islamist insurgency has also made farming unsafe.
Droves of armoured vehicles are patrolling the streets of Limbe in Cameroon's conflict-torn South West Region ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) soccer finals starting on Jan. 9 that separatist militants have vowed to disrupt. Cameroon is hosting the tournament in six cities, but security is potentially most at threat in Limbe, a city on the tropical Atlantic coast whose surrounding region has been rocked by armed attacks since war broke out in 2017.
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It's been a chaotic start to the year for the global economy, with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 disrupting a range of industries. In this edition, we're looking ahead to what else may be in store for the rest of 2022. Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, joins us to discuss his annual list of top geopolitical risks the world faces. They include: China's "zero-Covid" policy, big tech companies' influence on the world, the US midterm elections, US-Russia tensions, climate change and more.
Tonight, multiple attacks in northwestern Nigeria have left dozens dead this week, we have the latest with our correspondent Sam Olukoya. In Ethiopia it's orthodox Christmas. Finally with AFCON just 2 days away, our team in Cameroon soaks up the atmosphere.
Since the beginning of conflict in northeastern Nigeria in 2009, over 24,000 persons have been reported missing to the International Red Cross. Humanitarian groups say the real number is even higher. DW’s Fred Muvunyi reports from Adamawa state.
Soccer fever sweeps Cameroon as the Africa Cup of Nations prepares for kick off on Sunday. The tournament's first match takes place in the capital Yaounde between Burkina Faso and host country Cameroon, which is hosting the tournament for the first time.
The 33rd edition of Africa Cup of Nations is officially underway in Cameroon. The hosts got off to a great start as they came from behind to beat Burkina Faso 2-1. Also in Group A, Cap Verde saw off a 10-man Ethiopia 1-0. FRANCE 24's Selina Sykes is joined by FRANCE 24's James Vasina and correspondent Claudia Nsono to discuss all the action.
Three-time Africa Cup of Nations winner Nigeria and Seven-time champions, Egypt will compete on Tuesday as both sides recognise the value of a strong start in other to lead Group D. Host Dennis Erezi and Guest Analyst Ifeanyi Ibeh preview the match and what to expect.
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