The coronavirus pandemic has sharpened the lens on a health-care spending gap in Africa's largest economy, and foreign investors are seeking to fill the void.
The attack in a rice field in Garin Kwashebe came on the same day that residents were casting votes for the first time in 13 years to elect local councils.
As protests gain traction — both at home and abroad — there are concerns about the state's response and what all of this could mean for the country's economy.
Hauwa Ojeifo founded "She Writes Woman," a female-led movement in her home country of Nigeria. It champions the rights of those suffering with mental health conditions. She is also the winner of the 2020 Changemaker Award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Cornelia Meyer from Meyer Resources breaks down the latest OPEC meeting, and explains why she sees oil prices at $50-$55 next year.
From Senegal to Ethiopia and beyond, record levels of flooding are devastating the African Sahel region, with the UN warning that the situation could worsen throughout September.
As many African nations have emerged from strict lockdown measures over the month of July, coronavirus cases have accelerated across the continent, casting doubt over the prospect of an imminent economic recovery.
A new report in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet expects the global population to peak at 9.7 billion by the year 2064.
Iraq has said it's "fully committed" to cutting its production in accordance with the OPEC+ deal — but experts are skeptical.
US-Nigerian fintech company Flutterwave has created an e-commerce platform for small African businesses to set up online, to help them function during coronavirus lockdowns.
Famines of "biblical proportions" are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.
As of Thursday morning, there were around 6,400 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the whole of Africa, and governments across the continent are implementing robust measures in an effort to get out ahead of the pandemic.
U.S. stock futures are poised to erase Tuesday's losses despite concerns about the China-based virus that has resulted in nine deaths, as well as Boeing's announcement about further delays in the return of the 737 Max jet.
Visa plans to acquire a "significant minority" stake in payments platform Interswitch, the Nigeria- based company said.
Facebook says it has removed multiple accounts involved in what it terms "coordinated inauthentic behavior" on both its Facebook and Instagram platforms.
Central bankers across Africa are paying special attention to the noises coming out of the U.S. Federal Reserve as they mull impending calls on monetary policy easing.
Leaders from 54 African nations have worked out a massive deal they hope will connect 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc, and heat up commerce within the continent itself.
LAGOS, June 20- Heavy rainfall and poor sunshine across Nigeria's cocoa-growing regions raises the likelihood of black pod disease which would hurt the main crop this season, an industry body said on Thursday. Farmers in Nigeria, the world's fourth-biggest cocoa grower, are growing increasingly worried about bean quality and black pod disease in the wake of...
LAGOS, June 20- The Nigerian naira is seen trading broadly stable amid tepid offshore demand for Nigerian assets, while the Kenyan shilling could weaken on healthy dollar appetite from oil importers. NIGERIA The naira is seen broadly stable next week against the dollar, with offshore investors staying on the sidelines despite the U.S. Traders said volumes of...
ABUJA, June 19- Nigeria will consider the interests of its industries in deciding whether to sign up to a $3 trillion Africa free-trade agreement, President Muhammadu Buhari said in a meeting with local manufacturers on Wednesday. Aside from Nigeria, only Benin and Eritrea have opted not to sign up to the agreement. Buhari told leaders of the Manufacturers...