Drug cartels in Latin America are now making more money from synthetic drugs like fentanyl than the illicit substances the continent is best known for, like cocaine and marijuana.
Recent visitors to France will no doubt have noticed the return of foreign tourists. Two years of Covid-19 took a heavy toll on what is otherwise a booming business and an important part of the French economy. Now things appear to be looking up again for the tourist industry. For decades, France has been the number one tourism destination in the world, ahead of Spain and the US. So what explains this lasting success? We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.
The popular Lagos yellow taxis may soon disappear from Lagos roads and streets. The government is not only taking the rickety cars off the streets, it plans to replace them with blue and white painted mini SUVs and saloon vehicles.
1 Sep 2021
Bolaji Balogun, a man who is determined never to stay idle. He goes back and forth every day trying his best at work like every man who wants to put food on the table and a roof over his head will do. This is the story of a hard-working young Lagosian pushing cart to make ends meet inside the popular spare-part Ladipo market in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.
1 Apr 2021
From a converted storeroom on the roof of his mother's Seoul apartment, Kim Min-kyo plays video games for up to 15 hours a day -- and makes a fortune from the thousands of fans watching him. Livestreamers, known as "Broadcast Jockeys" or BJs in South Korea, are hard-wired to the digital infrastructure of youth culture. They entertain for hours with an interactive mishmash of chat, gaming, dance, music, eating, getting drunk or even just sleeping. Top livestreamers enjoy subculture celebrity among teens and 20-somethings, who consider them more relatable than traditional media stars.
12 Feb 2021
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether were becoming increasingly popular in Nigeria. Some businesses and individuals are turning to it for cross-border payments and trades, thereby bypassing hurdles of scarce FX. As the prohibition on crypto accounts takes effect, GuardianTV explains what you should know about CBN's cryptocurrency bank account ban
4 Jun 2020
On the maiden episode of Popsicles, a new and totally unfiltered show, Nuella Ogunlade sat down with the multi-talented entertainer, Josh Alfred, popularly known as Josh2funny, to talk about his career and what makes him alluring to his fans.
31 Mar 2020
Prolific writer and Co-author of popular English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Phoebean Ajibola Ogundipe have died at 92. The author passed away on 27 March 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States.
6 Feb 2020
Chuka Obi on The process discusses how MTN pulled off the popular Saka I don port ad.