Latest Articles by Faith Ikade Contributor SBM: Nigeria has spent $18.34 million on kidnapping ransom. A report released by SB Morgen (SBM) shows that Nigeria paid at least $18.34 million (N7 billion) as ransom to kidnappers between 2011 and 2020, bringing to light the challenges of insecurity and unemployment in... Contributor How Hamba motorcycles are empowering women in Zimbabwe. Mobility for Africa is empowering women in rural Zimbabwe with new electric powered motorcycles that can be used as a source of income generation. Contributor South African Airways to resume domestic flights as challenges persist. South African Airways (SSA) has announced plans to resume domestic flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town from mid-June, as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease. Contributor Rivers state set to implement illegal street parking order. Illegal street parking can be identified as a major reason why cities are faced with worsening traffic conditions and road accidents. Contributor Buhari urges farmers to produce more as the country cannot afford to import. On Sunday May 26, President Muhammadu Buhari advised Nigerian farmers to increase their food production as the country has ‘no money’ for food importation. Contributor What we know about the $500 million grant approved by the World Bank to fight locust swarm. On Thursday, May 21, the World Bank approved $500 million in grants and low-interest loans to help countries in Africa and the Middle East fight the invasion of desert locusts. Contributor World Bank approves Kenya’s $1 billion budget deficit loan. On Wednesday May 20, the World Bank approved a $1 billion loan for Kenya to help close a gaping budget deficit and tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.