Thanks to forex controls, Nigeria's economic reforms in strengthening agricultural sector is benefitting the palm oil industry and on course to meet targets for output growth.
Nigerian groups urged the federal government to reject Monsanto's applications, arguing that that there is a serious lack of capacity to adequately control and monitor the human and environmental risks of GM crops.
20 billion U.S. dollars is found to be idle in some domiciliary accounts of Nigerian citizens, which suggests sabotage as local currency continues to fall against dollars, says Nigerian Central Bank.
Nigeria can learn from the experience China has gained in its economic reform and development, a media chief executive officer said.
Mobile network operators in Nigeria have deactivated 10.7 million unregistered SIM cards in an attempt to block communication methods used by terrorists and criminals in the country.
South Africa’s First Lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has denied involvement in any plot to poison her polygamy practicing husband, President Jacob Zuma.
The US’s covert war with Iran is being fought across the globe, with countries such as South Africa dragged in despite being bystanders. The leaked spy cables offer a glimpse into US efforts – often undeclared and unreported – to tighten sanctions and hamper Iran’s nuclear progress, including blocking access to scarce mineral resources in Africa.
South Africa is committed to improving its global competitiveness and reputation, and continues to compare well with other emerging markets.