The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are linked to one of the sharpest increases in hunger in decades, a UN annual report found.
Cities in Oceania and Asia welcome the new year, with different apporaches to festivities taken depending on the current status of Covid-19 in a territory. Crowds pack Auckland, Wuhan, Pyongyang and Taipei, while Bangkok has fireworks but no crowd - a precursor for New Year's celebrations to follow in other Covid-hit parts of the world.
2020 has been a year of upheaval and crisis - one that was shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. But was it all gloom and mayhem? As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, here’s how some people felt about this unforgettable year.
31 Dec 2020
Throughout a particularly challenging year, AFP met people from countries on all continents to take stock of the year 2020, its good and bad times, and to listen to their wishes for the year 2021.
30 Dec 2020
At least 50 journalists worldwide have lost their lives on the job this year, according to the annual report of media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders. The NGO has warned of an increase in targeted killings.
30 Dec 2020
There is no simple way, to sum up this year. Tumultuous, terrifying, wearisome, Resilient, heroic, hopeful? Apart from been a leap year starting on a Wednesday, the year 2020 is the most devastating year ever experienced starting from a deadly pandemic to a global movement for racial justice and several world-shifting events. Here is a timeline of the major events that shaped this year.
9 Oct 2020
As the 2020 governorship election draws near, history comes to play in the politics of Ondo state as the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi (Zenith Labour Party) from the South District, burnt the boat to challenge his boss, the incumbent, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (APC) from North Senatorial District at the poll. The incumbent, Rotimi Akeredolu is seeking re-election under the ruling APC, while Eyitayo Jegede, who hails from Central District, is making a 2nd attempt under PDP.
30 Sep 2020
On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Nigeria will mark 60 years as an independent nation. But what do young Nigerians think about their country? GuardianTV went to the street to sample the Nigerian's opinion about Nigeria at 60.
Akpabio alleges most NDDC contracts are handled by legislators, Ballon d'Or will not be awarded in 2020 due to coronavirus and more
20 Jul 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday
21 Feb 2020
The Social Media Week Lagos 2020 gets underway in a few days and The Guardian will be hosting two sessions. First, we’d take a look at how creators can balance timely content availability with premium audience satisfaction without compromising on either. Finally, we’d look at the global phenomenon called hate speech and how it can be regulated in Nigeria without misuse and abuse of power.
10 Jul 2019
Bloomberg's Marty Schenker and Lori Calvasina, RBC Capital Markets head of U.S. equity strategy, discuss how markets are pricing in the 2020 U.S. election.
25 Apr 2019
Former US Vice President Joe Biden announces via Twitter he is entering the 2020 White House race, joining an already crowded list of candidates running on the Democratic Party platform.