TimeLine Layout

October, 2019

  • 15 October

    Here are the ten most valuable nations in the world — new report

    Developing economies have seen 30 times faster nation brand value growth over the past year than developed ones.  

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  • 15 October

    EU unemployment drops to lowest level in nearly 20 years — Eurostat

    The unemployment rate in the European Union has dropped to its lowest level in more than 19 years, Eurostat has announced. According to the EU’s official statistics agency, unemployment in the bloc stood at 6.2% in August, down from 6.3% the month before and from 6.7% in August 2018. That amounts to more than 15.4 million men and women out …

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  • 15 October

    Igbo leaders meet Buhari on Enugu airport, other national issues

    The Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, David Umahi, said they had resolved to meet with Buhari following fears that the airport could be abandoned.

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  • 15 October

    MoneyGram to award outstanding immigrant entrepreneurs in Europe

    All participants in the European MoneyGram Awards can register online and have the opportunity to share their profile via social platforms such as Facebook and collect votes. A neutral jury will select national winners from all categories. Deadline for registration is 20 October 2019.

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  • 14 October

    Nyekachi Douglas emerges ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria’ 2019

    Nyekachi Douglas, who gets a brand new car for her win at the grand finale, will also represent Nigeria at the Miss World 2019 pageantry which will be held on 14 December in London.

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  • 14 October

    Ugandan becomes first Black woman to visit all countries in the world

    Uganda’s Jessica Nabongo has become the first Black woman to have visited all 195 countries in the world. The 34-year-old US resident proudly announced on her Instagram account Catch Me If You Can from the island nation of Seychelles that she had made the unique mark of having toured all the nations in the world. Nabongo, whose Ugandan parents migrated …

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  • 14 October

    How Ghana’s cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry

    The chocolate industry is worth more than $80 billion a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s. In other areas, artificial support for cocoa farming is creating a debt problem. Farmers are also still under pressure to supply markets in wealthy countries instead of securing their own …

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  • 14 October

    Uber launches boat service in Nigeria’s megacity Lagos

    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday kicked off UberBOAT – the pilot phase of Uber’s boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos. The launch took place at the Lagos State Waterways Authority complex’s Five Cowries Jetty in Falomo. Speaking during a media parley, the governor said his government was committed to building infrastructure that supports multi-modal transportation, which includes water transport. …

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  • 13 October

    Opinion: Nobel Peace Prize for Abiy Ahmed a misguided decision

    The Ethiopian Prime Minister, who was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, is surely a reformer, but he predominantly garners recognition beyond his country’s borders. Despite the Nobel committee’s well-meaning intentions, it’s the wrong choice, argues German journalist and head of Deutsche Welle’s Amharic desk, Ludger Schadomsky. Despite a number of somewhat questionable recipients — such as former US …

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  • 13 October

    Nigeria: President suspends foreign travels for ministers, other top officials

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a directive temporarily barring all members of the cabinet and heads of government agencies from travelling abroad. The new directive was announced Friday evening by Willie Bassey, the director of information in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. “Sequel to the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill by Mr …

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