Oil price hits $50 for the first time this year - Japan Economy, resurgent yen hammers corporate earnings
Nigeria's new ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, discusses taking up the post in Berlin, which has been vacant for three years, and how the growing relationship between the two countries can be strengthened further.
Aid money does more harm than good, believes Kenyan economics expert, James Shikwati. He says instead Africans have to tap into their biggest resource – the continent's 1.2 billion people and their skill as traders.
Morocco is launching a charm offensive as the kingdom seeks to expand its influence in West Africa by joining the economic union ECOWAS. But Nigeria is reluctant to see Morocco join as it stands to lose power.
Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder has been voted head of the board of Rosneft, as the oil giant seeks to boost its business in Germany. Other Russian firms are also investing in the country, despite the sanctions.
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