Nigeria’s economy has not been all rosy for a few years and people’s purchasing power has taken a massive hit as unemployment rates are spiking. The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the situation, plunging the economy into the second recession in less than five years. GuardianTV spoke with these women whose main income comes from driving commercial minibus 'Korope' and tricycle 'Maruwa' through the chaotic road of Lagos, Nigeria to make ends meet.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is in self-isolation after cases of the coronavirus emerged in his inner circle. He will skip a regional summit in Tajikistan that he was scheduled to attend later in the week.
In Africa, poorer nations are fighting a double-edged sword: The rapid spread of the highly infectious delta variant and lack of immunizations. Inequalities worldwide are being exposed as richer countries take the lion's share, poorer nations are struggling to get jabs into arms.
The Chi-Town native is set to host the third listening party series for his tenth studio album, Donda, on Thursday at Chicago’s Soldier Field for 38,000 fans – reduced from the original 63,000 maximum capacity.
Watch till the very end to see how arguably the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world and UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru 'The Nigerian Nightmare' Usman, translated the above sentence into English in this GuardianTV exclusive, in which he discusses life in and out of the octagon, his relationship with his parents and siblings, his daughter, and much more.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calls on young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. The Israeli health ministry reimposed compulsory mask-wearing in enclosed public places on June 25, following a surge in Covid-19 cases since the rule was dropped 10 days earlier.
The Covid-19 pandemic has inevitably taken a heavy toll on France's restaurants. Although some have developed innovative ways of selling their dishes while respecting social distancing rules, most are worried about the huge rise in food deliveries and the advent of "dark kitchens", which cook food for delivery only. The recipes are easy to make and the cost of production is low. Traditional restaurant owners, worried that "dark kitchens" will eat away at their market share, slam an "Amazonification of hospitality". FRANCE 24's team reports.
The Philippines has received 600,000 vaccine doses from China, kickstarting the country's inoculation drive despite concerns over the Sinovac jab's effectiveness. President Rodrigo Duterte, whose government has been under fire over delays in procuring vaccines, oversaw the delivery of the doses at a military air base.
Critics say Brazilian President Bolsonaro played down the coronavirus for too long. A lack of central coordination to fight the pandemic has led to a huge number of deaths, which experts say were unnecessary.
Our guest is Paulin Basinga, Director of Health, Africa for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He says the "resilience" of people and health programmes in place across Africa mean both Ebola and the coronavirus can and will be tackled. Basinga spoke to us as Guinea is dealing with a new outbreak of Ebola which has caused at least six deaths and as many other African countries are still dealing with Covid-19. He says the experience of tackling a variety of health issues means the continent has an advantage in knowing how to treat and contain such problems.
Nigeria to receive Covid-19 vaccines by Tuesday - Boss Mustapha