It is no longer news that the United States opposed the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization. But there is a good reason why the biggest contributor to the WTO prefers South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee to lead the global trade body.
Conservationists have long been calling for an end to markets where wild animals are kept in confined and unsanitary conditions. These types of markets have been singled out as potential nests for viruses such as Covid-19. Some say today's pandemic is a watershed moment for curbing this trade. What are the risks if business continues as usual? Are we sleepwalking into another crisis?
Oil prices steadied around $64 a barrel as the market looks to the signing of a trade deal between the United States and China tomorrow. For more on geopolitics and impact on oil prices, Kola Karim, Chairman of Shoreline Group joins CNBC Africa for more on geopolitics and impact on oil prices.
Known for its nightmare traffic and badly maintained roads, getting to work in Nigerian capital Lagos is a daily ordeal that often lasts hours. Sensing an opportunity, a growing number of ride hailing services have stepped into the chaos -- bringing order to the "okada" motorbike taxis that have long whizzed perilously around Lagos.