Somalia’s polls, satellites, books…What to look out for in May?

By The Africa Report
Posted on Thursday, 28 April 2022 18:50

A woman is seen with a placard in support of Nigeria's vice-president for his presidency 2023 campaign in Abuja, Nigeria 18 January 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

From Somalia elections, to African food crises and prepping for Nigeria's 2023 polls, there is a lot to keep your eye on in Africa in May 2022.

Hunger

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the world’s hotspot for food insecurity. In its predictions until May, the World Food Programme has warned that Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen are suffering the worst crises – driven by conflict, inflation and weak government responses.

 

Telecoms

Kenya’s Safaricom and its consortium partners plan to launch mobile-money platform M-Pesa in Ethiopia by May. The conflict in Tigray has dampened investor interest, and telecoms expect a big boost in the short term.

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