African trade experts have called for the swift implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to lift Africa out of an economic downturn caused by COVID-19.
The Nigerian government believes in the use of violence more than it upholds human rights. The #EndSARS protestors who are mainly the youth are clamouring for a stop to police brutality which is still ongoing.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who started his tenure with the support of Nigerian youths is finding himself on the wrong side of history as the #EndSARS protests continue.
Asylum seekers and citizens from Lesotho, Angola and Zimbabwe with special permits were excluded from Covid-19 assistance until a court ordered in June that they also get the Covid-19 relief grant.
The nationwide campaign for accountable, responsible policing could help address violent extremism.
For young Nigerian protesters on social media and on the streets, #ENDSARS is as much an expression of a will to modernity as it is a yearning to be treated with dignity.
The Nigerian government, in a coordinated effort, has allegedly paid hoodlums to attack #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, Abuja and other cities in the country. The attacks have seen by protesters as a move to cause confusion and discredit the protests. The hoodlums brought different weapons including knives and axes to disrupt the protests.
If elected next month, Joe Biden must do more than turn the clock back to pre-Trump days.
Stringent restrictions could stifle innovation among mobile money operators and hinder access to financial services.