The hotel chain Marriott has said bookings at its South African locations have been hit by new Covid-19 travel restrictions, but that they have "not seen a huge number of cancellations as yet". President Cyril Ramaphosa has criticised the travel bans imposed on his country and its neighbours after the Omicron variant was first identified there. Marriott's EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) President, Satya Anand, told FRANCE 24 that the company is hopeful the effects will merely be temporary.
Ghana's smock garment used to be reserved for royal use. These days, a flood of imported yarn has opened the market to near universal use, and the smock has become a Ghanaian clothing icon. Yet the country's collapsed cotton industry has left the financial fortunes of weavers and smock makers hanging by a thread.
From luxury boutiques to royal wedding favours, jute is growing in popularity worldwide as demand for alternatives to plastic soars. At a colonial-era jute mill in India's West Bengal state, hundreds of workers labour in a vast hall covered in fine dust, but the environment-friendly fibre is hanging by a thread in India, the world's biggest producer, despite recent efforts to revive the industry.
Nigeria's foremost highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo passed away a few days ago at the age of 80. GuardianTV takes a look at the life and time of the legendary singer and how he impacted the Nigerian music industry during his time.
Singer Bella Shmurda sat down with The Guardian Life for rapid-fire questions. Enjoy!
Nigerian singer Bella Shmurda in a recent sit down with The Guardian Life has called on establish entertainers to educate upcoming artists about what is needed to survive in the Nigerian music industry.
Powerful investors are demanding climate action from oil and gas giants for the sake of their bottom lines as well as the planet.
The Ogoniland area of southern Nigeria is one of the most polluted places on Earth. The crops are burnt to a cinder, ash and tar smother the land and the wells are polluted with oil, making the water totally undrinkable. Entire communities have suffered as their way of life has been destroyed by the oil industry. Our reporters take you to Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, where pollution has become the norm.
From Moodpath to Talkspace and Mindshine, the market for digital mental health apps has boomed since the pandemic began. But will the trend continue after the crisis?
The 2030 targets are a "gigantic" task that will push the export-reliant economy to hasten its phase-out of coal-fired power plants and cars that run on fossil fuels.
Indonesia is expecting to draw in "sizable" investment in Industry 4.0 sectors such as AI, machine learning and robotics. But huge challenges remain.
Auto industry: Nigeria moves to upgrade emission standards to regional level