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4 hours ago
Nigeria’s inflation rate has defied monetary tightening, hitting 19.64 percent in July, a level not seen in over one-and-a-half decades. This bombshell was dropped yesterday by the Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Prince Semiu Adeniran, when he released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July 2022 in Abuja.
3 days ago
An explosion at a market in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, has killed at least one person and injured many more. The initial blast sparked a fire.
30 Jan
It's been a rollercoaster 24 hours on global stock markets, with huge swings on Wall Street and volatility hitting its highest level since October 2020. Investors are waiting for the decision from the US Federal Reserve on when it will start raising interest rates, but are also concerned about the rising tensions at Ukraine's border. Meanwhile, Bitcoin has slumped as low as $33,000, down over 50 percent from its peak in November. Our Business Editor Stephen Carroll has the details.
10 Dec 2021
Dresden's famous christmas market, the Striezelmarkt, has been around for centuries. This year, the planned opening was canceled due to the high incidence rate of coronavirus infections in the state of Saxony.
1 Oct 2021
Anti-government coca farmers throw homemade dynamite sticks at the police in La Paz, as they continue their attempts to regain control of the building that houses the coca market, which a rival group backed by the government forcefully took over.
20 Jul 2021
Nigeria almost lost another highly-trained military officer after a Nigerian Airforce fighter jet was shot down by so-called bandits between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna. But Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, against all odds, displayed why the motto of the air branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces is "Willing … Able … Ready."⁣
15 Jul 2021
The fragile peace existing at the Ladipo multi-billion naira auto parts market was threatened on Tuesday, July 13 as soldiers and traders clashed. The fracas left several people injured and vehicles destroyed.
27 Jun 2021
Training courses for young female entrepreneurs are bringing about a transformation in commerce in Niger with the so-called women's fairs in Niamey. The events are attended by many customers, including foreigners. The fairs offer quality handicraft products and generate sales of about €15,000 over three days.
24 Jun 2021
The attack comes after Ethiopians recently voted in a parliamentary election. The US has previously accused Ethiopian government forces of ethnic cleansing in the Tigray region.
20 Jun 2021
Pyramids, Tutankhamun masks, Nefertiti busts -- Egypt's souvenir craftspeople are pinning their hopes on a new lease of life, after tourism was battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Anticipating a surge in tourists, the government is investing millions in local replica production to boost revenue.
14 Jun 2021
Dozens of firefighters battle to contain a blaze that ignited in a fabric shop in the Indian capital Delhi. The fire spread quickly to neighbouring stores in a busy shopping district, according to local news media. There are no reports of casualties.
7 May 2021
Bayelsa state governor, Douye Diri, has banned erecting illegal market structures and street trading in Yenagoa, the state capital.

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At least 26 people have died with several dozen injured amid separate forest fires raging across drought-hit northern Algeria. Most of the fatalities were near the border with Tunisia.
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Sources suggest Moscow fears a brain drain if too many Jewish citizens leave Russia for Israel. The Justice Ministry seeks the closure of the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and a court will now decide.
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Today, five years later, Patricia is not just the first and longest-standing cryptocurrency company, it has also ensured that hundreds of young people with a wide range of talents stay employed across five countries.
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On August 24, Angolan political parties are looking at the tightest race they have ever run in an election. DW explains who's running, what the issues are and why the contest is so intense this time.
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Coal is seeing a bit of a revival in Germany, with out-of-service power plants being placed back online as gas supplies from Russia fall. But bringing coal-fired plants back online is easier said than done.
4 hours ago
As German cities heat up, the federal government has announced plans to increase the number of public drinking fountains to help ease the impact of the changing climate. The plan also has other environmental benefits.