The idea that the economic "pie" can grow indefinitely is alluring. It means everybody can have a share without limiting anybody's greed. Rampant inequality thus becomes socially acceptable because we hope the growth of the economy will eventually make everybody better off.
Gambia's justice minister has claimed that former leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50 million from state coffers via a state telecoms company. Jammeh was forced to step down in January after 22 years in power.
Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa-about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people.
Nigeria is likely going to be hit by a massive cyber-attack in the coming weeks, according to a top government official.This is coming in the wake of one of the largest cyber-attacks in history, which has affected over 100, 000 computers in 99 countries including Russia and China. The official, who pleaded anonymity because he was not cleared to speak to the media on the issue, told Daily Trust on Sunday yesterday why Nigeria is a possible target.
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