63% of Nigerians living in poverty 

63% of Nigerians living in poverty 

The federal government of Nigeria has announced that the number of people living in poverty in Nigeria is as high as 63% of the country’s population.  Is this a new report?  This was disclosed on Thursday, during Nigeria’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Survey, where President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by his chief of staff Prof….

Unwholesale Trade

Unwholesale Trade

 A London court on Thursday ordered the UK unit of the mining and commodity trading group Glencore to pay £281m in fines and confiscated profit.  What’s the company’s crime?  Bribery of officials in several African countries. According to the ruling by Judge Peter Fraser, the actions of Glencore’s UK subsidiary indicated “corporate corruption on a…

Ethiopia-Tigray conflict: peace found its way eventually

Ethiopia-Tigray conflict: peace found its way eventually

In our newsletter yesterday November 2, 2022, we reported that it appears that there was still a long way to go before peace was achieved in the Horn of Africa. Well, the long-lost peace has eventually found its way sooner than anticipated. What do you mean? Representatives of the Ethiopian government and leaders of the…

Kenya election: Odinga held to court

Kenya election: Odinga held to court

Raila Odinga, a defeated presidential candidate in the just concluded Kenya’s presidential election has filed a petition in Kenya’s top court, challenging the result of the August 9 election which saw incumbent Deputy President William Ruto emerging victorious. Tell me more Odinga, a long-time opposition leader, who ran for Kenya’s top job with the backing…

Countries offered support for malaria vaccine 

Countries offered support for malaria vaccine 

The World Health Organization and the international vaccine alliance, Gavi, have invited countries to apply for funding to roll out the recently approved Malaria vaccine.  How much can they access?  The initial rollout will be funded with $155.7m from the Gavi alliance between 2022 and 2025. According to the WHO, at least 100 million doses…