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EFCC’s Magu ‘arrested’: When the hunter becomes the bush meat – Perspectives by Fredrick Nwabufo

"It has been long coming. Expect things to be done differently from now on,’’ a source in the thick of things told me regarding the ‘’arrest’’ of Ibrahim Magu, acting EFCC chairman, by security operatives. 

2023 isn’t the Igbo’s turn for presidency — it’s Nigerians’ – Perspectives by Fredrick Nwabufo

How much progress has Nigeria made with its ethnic-motility politics? Since 1999, we have had presidents of different ethnic extractions – Yoruba, Fulani, and Ijaw – who were largely elected on the portfolio of ethnicity and...

The Day after COVID-19: Overcoming the novel coronavirus double jeopardy in Central Africa – Perspectives by Antonio Pedro

This was not a bad dream: It happened. This was not Steven Soderbergh 2011 movie “Contagion” or any sci-fi movie where a rogue character unleashes a biological warfare for profit maximization. It was not a bad...

Read full remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the virtual presidential Imbizo on coronavirus

Good Evening, I’d like to welcome you all to this first Presidential Imbizo on Coronavirus.  Whether you are watching on television or listening in on one of our community radio...

Full transcript of the press briefing on the regional economic outlook update for Sub-Saharan Africa

Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director, African Department and Gediminas Vilkas, Senior Communications Officer, Communications Department MR. VILKAS: Thank you for joining us virtually for this press briefing. My name is Gediminas Vilkas, I'm with IMF...

How the right policies can help economic recovery in Asia – Perspectives by Chang Yong Rhee

For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection of zero growth. While Asia’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2020 was better than...

Remittances to fall by $100 billion in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic, drying up vital source of income for Africa

COVID-19 is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will be magnified by the loss of remittances. In a new article for F&D, the IMF's Antoinette Sayeh...

IMF details state of the global economy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Earlier this week, we released our latest economic forecast and have downgraded our growth projection for the world economy—a contraction of 4.9% for 2020. The recession will be deeper in 2020 and the recovery slower in 2021 than...

Solidarity needed to stop COVID increasing illicit drug threats to poor and vulnerable – Perspectives by Ghada Waly

More people are using drugs, and more illicit drugs are available than ever. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed our fragility, with health systems strained and social safety nets stretched to the limit. The economic downturn caused...

APC crisis is good for Nigeria – Perspectives by Fredrick Nwabufo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is on the cusp of an implosion. The crisis in the party has reached a frightening crescendo. It has been a gradual but steady plummet for the party since its 2015...

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