Nigeria: African giant struggling with poverty, unrest

Nigeria, which elects a new president on February 16, is Africa’s most populous nation and leading oil producer but is dogged by poverty and insecurity.  People and penury  More than 190 million people live in the West African nation. The UN estimates it will become the world’s third most-populated country by 2050.

Losing climate change race a ‘disaster for Africa,’ UN says

The United Nations chief says the world is losing the race with climate change and “this can be a disaster for Africa” and beyond. Antonio Guterres urged more political will for financing and adaptation as he spoke on Saturday ahead of a summit of the African Union continental body. He says Africa will pay a …