Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Africa



UN express concern about impasse among Somalia’s leaders on polls model

The members of the Security Council emphasised that ongoing disagreement over the electoral model is not only undoing this hard-earned progress but is also diverting attention from pressing problems such as floods, drought, desert locusts, the COVID-19 pandemic, and combatting the terrorist threat of Al-Shabaab







Cryptocurrencies: Why Nigeria is a global leader in Bitcoin trade

More cryptocurrency trading goes on in Nigeria than almost anywhere else in the world, reflecting a loss of faith in more traditional forms of investment, as Ijeoma Ndukwe reports. Tola Fadugbagbe recalls moving to Lagos from his small south-western town 10 years ago with dreams of brighter prospects. Instead, the 34-year-old ended up in a […]


A beginner’s guide to the Salmond inquiry

For some months now it has been apparent that the greatest threat to Nicola Sturgeon’s position as the uncontested queen of Scottish politics lay within her own movement. Opposition parties could — and did — criticise the Scottish government’s record in government but their efforts were as useful as attempting to sack Edinburgh Castle armed […]