Tag Archives: World

14Mar/22

The cost of war: how Russia’s economy will struggle to pay the price of invading Ukraine

Renaud Foucart, Lancaster University

The invasion of Ukraine has placed Russia on the verge of bankruptcy. Interest rates have doubled, the stock market has closed, and the rouble has fallen to its lowest level ever.

The military costs of war have been exacerbated by an unprecedented level of international sanctions, sustained by a large coalition of countries. Russian citizens, now unable to spend at IKEA, McDonald’s or Starbucks, are not allowed to convert any of the money they do have into foreign currency.

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19Feb/22

THE VOICE NIGERIA IS BACK WITH ITS FOURTH SEASON

The world’s number one international talent show, The Voice Nigeria is set to hit the screens with its fourth season of the show. This season of the show will be fully produced in Nigeria for the second time by UNITY1 Limited and FAME Tv and it promises to be bigger, better and even more authentic than previous seasons. Continue reading

27Dec/21

Beyond2020 Improves Healthcare Access Services for 20,000 Rural Rwandans

Continuing to extend its support to rural communities in Africa, Beyond2020, the UAE-driven humanitarian initiative, has recently reached Rwanda offering critical access to healthcare services to a rural population of 20,000 people. The deployment aims to bring sustainable and affordable primary care to Rwanda’s Nyaruguru and Rubavu districts, which lag behind the rest of the country in terms of health access and outcomes. Continue reading

15Nov/21

TerraPay partners with MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited to aid real-time international money transfers into key international corridors

TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, today announced its association with MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited, a leading telecom operator in Uganda and part of the MTN Group. The partnership will enable MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited in facilitating international digital cross border remittances and speedy money transfers to beneficiaries in regions such as India and China. Continue reading

06Sep/21

Agricorp International Raises $17.5 Million to Become the Largest Spices Export Startup in Africa

Agricorp International, Nigerian based spices producing, processing, and exporting company has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding to increase its processing capacity up to 7000 metric tonnes. This fund was raised from Vami Nigeria, One Capital LLC and AFEX. Nigerian-based Vami led the funding round with $11.5 million in equity, while the other investors provided working capital financing for the company. Ernst & Young (Nigeria) served as transaction advisers while Elisio Law Office and Pavestone Legal served as legal advisers. Continue reading

05Sep/21

The New Normal: TalkCounsel Introduces The Gig Economy in The Nigerian Legal Industry

TalkCounsel, LLC.™ With the spread of COVID-19, most industries have adjusted their standard practices of conducting business. The legal profession is no exception, with TalkCounsel at the helm redefining the legal experience for countless Nigerians. TalkCounsel’s digital workspace hosts vetted lawyers that offer a comprehensive range of services equipped to cater to the multifaceted Nigerian community’s ever-changing needs. Continue reading