Racism against Nigerians – and other Africans – is not new in China. Africa-China history is marked by solidarity, but also dented by old ... and new racism. Nothing at this moment suggests that the current situation will drastically change.
Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to ease restrictions when it lifted lockdown measures on 20 April. The country’s Minister of ... Finance Ken Ofori-Atta argued the 21-day lockdown of Ghana’s biggest cities had become financially unbearable for most of the population, a concern that gave the government little choice but to lift the restriction.
The ravages caused by the coronavirus have equalised the playing field across the globe: not one country will come out of this untouched. But ... as states learn to live with this new reality, they must also create policies to minimise the economic impact this crisis will undoubtedly bring.
Nigeria’s biggest technology and telecoms players will benefit in the long term from the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge is to protect small ... start-ups that represent the future of innovation. This third article of our series on the the impact of COVID-19 on Nigeria, looks at telecoms and technology.
On 20 May, the French Council of Ministers passed a bill modifying its monetary agreement with the eight member states of the West African Economic ... and Monetary Union (UEMOA), following the unexpected CFA franc reform announced this past December.
Corporate governance rather than capital strength is the main challenge facing Nigerian regulators and banks grappling with lending exposure ... to the country’s oil producers. In the second story of our series, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on Nigeria's economy as it considers the outlook for banks who have lent to oil producers.