Nigerian billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote launches $2.5billion fertilizer plant

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote opened a 3-million-tonne fertilizer plant at a cost of $2.5 billion on Tuesday to target African and foreign markets even as the war in Ukraine has driven up prices for natural gas, a key ingredient for making urea. Dangote said exports from the plant will go to Brazil, which relies heavily… Read More Nigerian billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote launches $2.5billion fertilizer plant

Vietnamese court sentences activist Le Van Dung to five years imprisonment for ‘anti-state’ activities

A Vietnamese court jailed a prominent social commentator for five years on Wednesday for anti-state activities, his lawyer and state media said, among dozens of activists that rights groups say are being persecuted for criticising the government. Le Van Dung, 51, was convicted of conducting propaganda against the state of Vietnam, lawyer Ha Huy Son… Read More Vietnamese court sentences activist Le Van Dung to five years imprisonment for ‘anti-state’ activities

Afghanistan Taliban orders girl high schools to remain closed

The Taliban on Wednesday backtracked on their announcement that high schools would open for girls, saying they would remain closed until a plan was drawn up in accordance with Islamic law for them to reopen. Teachers and students from three high schools around the capital Kabul said girls had returned in excitement to campuses on… Read More Afghanistan Taliban orders girl high schools to remain closed