Ukraine: Fighting Continues Despite Truce

Fierce fighting has continued between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, despite renewed diplomatic efforts to enforce a truce. Ukraine officials said six government soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours and army positions were fired on 26 times near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The rebels said one of their fighters […]

Saudi Recalls Ambassador To Sweden

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Sweden amidst a row over military ties, Sweden officials say. “We were informed yesterday [Tuesday] that Saudi Arabia had called back its ambassador,” said Swedish foreign ministry spokeswoman Veronica Nordlund. Earlier this week, Sweden said it plans to end a long-standing defense co-operation deal between the two countries. […]

U.S. Consulate General Marks International Women’s Day

To mark the International Women’s Day, IWD, on Sunday, March 8, the Public Affairs Section of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, in collaboration with Access Bank Plc and Idea Builders Initiative, launched the 2015 International Women’s Month on Thursday, March 5 with films, a panel discussion and a theatrical performance. This was aimed […]

TAOBAO: China’s Bizarre Response to Ebay, Amazon

With about 500 million registered users, who trade an average of 50,000 items of merchandise every minute, Taobao has become one of the largest e-commerce websites in the world. With its operations covering two major platforms – the TMall, where established brand owners sell directly to customers and the Taobao Market place, where smaller companies […]

Consolidating African Democracy

The United States, US, President Barrack Obama’s second visit to the African continent has just come to an end (Sunday July 2). Obama, together with his economic team, rounded off a one-week tour of three countries, which began last Wednesday. Having been to Ghana during his first visit, the president this time visited Senegal, South […]