Business & Economy

Lockdown causes hunger epidemic in Nigeria

Nkiru James, a 45-year-old housewife and businesswoman, had managed her beauty salon for eight years when the Covid-19 outbreak happened. For the first time in eight years, her salon was locked for more than two months because of the lockdown.…

Hope for safari recovery post Covid

Almost 10 per cent of Africa’s economy relies on the tourism industry, which was shuttered by Covid-19. But, as travel editor and TV tourism expert Jill Starley-Grainger reports, for the millions employed by the safari industry, there is confidence that…

Africa's biggest syringe maker needs power fix

Nigeria’s most successful syringe maker wants the goverment to fix chronic power problem, writes Nsineno May Anthony In 2017, Nigeria’s vice-president Yemi Osibanjo commissioned a $25m plant for syringe and needle manufacture in the southeast of the country. Said to…

Nigeria taps maritime potential

Dakuku Peterside’s appointment as head of the country’s principle maritime agency has already seen the sector play a bigger role in helping improve Nigeria’s economic fortunes. Francis Ezem reports With vast a coastline in excess of 850km, an Exclusive Economic…

Who owns Victoria Falls?

Victoria Falls is ours, not yours, Zambia tells SA, but tourism experts say poor marketing is to blame for confusion. By Benedict Tembo, Lusaka ZAMBIA is battling to fight the misconception that Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of…
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