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Nigerian start-ups are digitising the local food supply chain, helping merchants navigate high food costs and farmers sell their produce. Two such firms, Vendease and Sabi, which were formed last year, have created digital marketplaces allowing wholesalers, shopkeepers, restaurateurs and hotels to buy directly from farms and manufacturers. Inflation has been in double digits in Nigeria since 2016, although it has eased over the past six months.
The rise marked a 9% rise when compared to the same period last year, and was up from $2bn in the second quarter. It was the company’s best quarter since 2015.
Animal Rebellion campaigners scale a UK government building in Westminster ahead of COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next week. The group demands an end to subsidies for meat and dairy farming in a protest against environmental changes.
China's commerce ministry said on Tuesday that it aims to see online retail sales in the country rise to 17 trillion yuan ($2.66 trillion) by 2025, from 11.8 trillion yuan in 2020, in a statement outlining its 14th five-year plan for the e-commerce industry. The Ministry of Commerce said that it also aims to see the e-commerce industry, and other related sectors, employ 70 million people by 2025, up from 60.2 million in 2020.
It’s hoped that the UN conference will set out important new steps for hundreds of countries to deal with climate change.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) today donated 11 tonnes of confiscated frozen meat products worth RM106 million to Zoo Negara, the...
A melodic whistling sound resonated from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge as an atmospheric river swept over California on Sunday, October 24, bringing record rainfall to the San Francisco Bay Area.Up to 16.55 inches of rainfall was measured across the region as of Monday, according to the NWS.Footage by San Francisco resident Dr. Anne Cummings shows the iconic landmark producing the sound at about 9am.Golden Gate Bridge District spokesman Paolo Cosulich-Schwartz said last year that the woodwind-like singing effect was caused by a handrail replacement on the bridge’s west side.“The slats on the new hand rail are much thinner than the old hand rail which means that air can flow more freely across the bridge,” he said. Credit: Anne Cummings via Storyful
From 8 November, fully vaccinated travellers from Australia and Switzerland may enter Singapore without quarantine.
Hurricane Rick made landfall in Mexico’s southwest as a Category 2 storm on October 25, bringing powerful winds of up to 165 km/h and intense rainfall.The storm was later downgraded to a tropical depression as it made its way inland towards Jalisco state.In the early hours of October 26, officials warned that the heavy rains could still lead to landslides and flooding in Michoacan, Guerrero, and Jalisco. The weather system was producing winds of up to 55 km/h.The civil protection agency for Guerrero released this footage showing a surging swollen river, urging the public to take refuge in safe areas. Credit: Civil Protection Guerrero via Storyful
The incident is taking place in the sea off the coast of the town of Harwich.
Officers abusing their position for sexual purposes is the "single largest form of police corruption", a watchdog has said. Independent Police Complaints Commission (IOPC) Deputy Director General Claire Bassett says the cases make up for 25% of incidents currently being investigated.
It’s a once in a lifetime offer, literally. From today through to Nov. 30, HBO Max will offer new subscribers in parts of Europe the chance to sign up for the lifetime of their subscription at half the monthly retail price, for as long as they don’t unsubscribe. The offer is being made as HBO […]
KUCHING, Oct 26 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state government is aiming to establish one million hectares of industrial forests by 2025 by planting of...
Whitbread also said it is spending about £23m ($31.63m) to increase salaries and pay one-off bonuses as labour shortages persist across the industry.
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PETALING JAYA, Oct 26 — The Melaka Chetti community based in Klang Valley have sold all 220 Deepavali hampers consisting of traditional delicacies to support the community’s education programmes....
In a rare joint appeal, the leaders of Pakistan and China on Tuesday urged the international community to swiftly send humanitarian and economic aid to Afghanistan, where people are facing food and medicine shortages in the shadow of winter. A government statement said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed Afghanistan by phone, saying afterward that people there need international help “to alleviate their suffering, prevent instability" and rebuild after the United States withdrew and the Taliban seized power in August. The latest development came a day after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the Taliban representatives in Qatar to discuss a range of issues.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The state governments of Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah under PAS showed that justice and equality were attainable within the “Keluarga Malaysia” concept, party president...