Latest Articles by Stephanie Osaji Contributor The many sides to Nigeria’s ban on plastic bags. Over the years, Nigeria has made efforts to end pollution from polythene bags with little success. Contributor Botswana lifts the ban on Elephant hunting after complaints about overpopulation. Botswana, home to over 1300,000 elephants has lifted a ban on elephant hunting, attributing this development to overpopulation of these creatures. Contributor Ghana’s cocoa problems worsen as it lowers 2019 production forecast. Cocoa has been the mainstay of Ghana’s economy for decades, generating about $2 billion in foreign exchange annually and a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Contributor Kaspersky Lab expands into East Africa as it opens office in Rwanda. Russian multinational cybersecurity and antivirus provider, Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to expand into one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, Rwanda. Contributor Beijing Expo 2019: Kenya looks to increase exports to China. In recent attempts to strengthen its ties with China, Kenya is looking to leverage the ongoing 2019 Beijing International Horticulture Expo to access the Asian country’s market. Contributor Nigeria’s latest loan from China may be better spent on other energy options. The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed its plans of seeking a $1billion loan from China to fund the Gurara II Hydropower project. Contributor AfDB secures $61.8 million to support female entrepreneurs in Africa. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has secured $61.8 million to support the growth of female entrepreneurs in Africa.