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15 Jul
Nigeria says it is currently in talks with oil marketers over calls for an upward adjustment in the pump price of petrol, bridging claims payment, among others in the downstream oil sector. Luke Ofojebe, the Head of Research at Vetiva Research, joins me to discuss this development.
19 Mar
Whistleblowers uncover corruption and help bring the truth to light, often benefiting society in the process. But in Africa they face dismissal, violence and murder. Extensive legislation seldom offers real protection.
10 Mar
Oil prices have plunged after the United Arab Emirates said it supported increasing production. Brent crude, an international benchmark, fell more than 17% at one point after the statement by the UAE, a member of the powerful oil cartel Opec.
2 Mar
Passengers in the aviation sector are presently going through difficult times as domestic airlines have jacked up airfares by a minimum of almost 100%. And in a couple of months, if the trend continues, passengers may not find air travels attractive and probably resort to other means of travel.
1 Mar
In a statement, the club said Marsch had signed a deal as head coach that will run until June 2025. Pending international clearance the 48-year-old American's first game in charge will be Saturday's trip to Leicester City.
28 Jan
France is considered one of the top destinations in the world for winter sports, known as "les sports d'hiver". They're a major part of the country’s tourism industry. Ski culture goes beyond the slopes, and like many things in France, it also involves a lot of food. But has skiing become too expensive? And how can resorts cope with climate change? In this episode of French Connections Plus, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula slalom the ins and outs of the white gold that is French skiing.
26 Jan
The West still doesn't know why war in Ukraine might happen, but it increasingly seems like it's happening. Kiev is trying to keep calm and rally support while being surrounded on three sides and being the recent victim of a cyberattack that feels like a dry run. Meanwhile, NATO countries are sending weapons and advisors while deploying fresh troops elsewhere in Eastern Europe. But that's small compared to the 100,000-plus forces amassed by Moscow.
8 Dec 2021
Africa's abundant sunshine is ideal for renewable energy production. But the continent relies heavily on crude oil. Experts warn that the economy will continue to suffer if governments don't wean themselves off of oil.
7 Nov 2021
While countries from all over the world gather for COP26, "climate change famine" shows no sign of abating in southern Madagascar, where crippling droughts have left families starving, paying what the United Nations describes as the "highest price" of malnutrition induced from climate change. Africa, responsible for just 3% of global emissions, is seen as the most vulnerable region to climate change, as evidenced by Madagascar's droughts this year . African leaders demanded at the Glasgow conference that wealthy countries responsible for the bulk of carbon emissions make good on an earlier pledge to provide $100 billion a year to help poorer countries cope. Climate change is battering the Indian Ocean island and several U.N. agencies have warned in the past few months of a "climate change famine" there. Rainfall patterns in Madagascar are growing more erratic – they've been below average for nearly six years, said researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
28 Oct 2021
Africa's abundant sunshine is ideal for renewable energy production. But the continent relies heavily on crude oil. Experts warn that the economy will continue to suffer if governments don't wean themselves off of oil.
23 Sep 2021
Rebels from Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region opened fire on civilians while looting and shelling towns in the neighbouring Amhara region earlier this month. Our journalists were able to report from the Amhara region, where civilians are paying the price of this conflict. Also, violence in rural areas of Nigeria is creating a food security crisis. Finally, Nigerian artists offer to donate art to the British Museum in London in exchange for their looted bronzes.
3 Jun 2021
There is an online marketplace that makes procurement easy and more transparent for hotels and restaurants in Africa. It is called Vendease, and on this one-of-a-kind platform, anyone in the food business can order the best quality products at the best possible price. Tunde Kara, the platform’s co-founder and CEO, explains how it works.

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