Daily Archives: July 23, 2022

Why oil-rich Nigeria has trouble exploiting its wealth | DW News

Jul 23, 2022

Nigeria and its oil wealth is a complicated story. The west African nation is the continent’s biggest oil producer, and it ranks eleventh in global terms.But it has a hard time attracting foreign investment – prompting President Muhammadu Buhari to free Nigeria’s state-owned oil firm from state control earlier this month.Oil accounts for 90 percent of Nigeria’s exports but it’s had problems exploiting that wealth of crude – producing well under its daily OPEC quota.It’s estimated that about a tenth of the oil pumped ends up stolen: In the first quarter of 2022 that was crude worth a billion dollars. Where it ends up is a dirty business. Illegal refineries mark Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta. Dirty and dangerous: Back in April, an refinery exploded, killing more than a hundred people. The government is cracking down on illegal refineries. But when DW correspondent Flourish Chukwurah visited the Niger Delta, she found that the problem is far from over.

Future of international projects aboard China Space Station

Jul 23, 2022

China will launch the Wentian laboratory module this July. It’s the second part of China’s three-module space station and will be used by astronauts to carry out experiments in orbit. But what kind of international experiment will be conducted in the China Space Station first? How are international scientists preparing? CGTN’s Wu Lei tells us more about the future of international scientific experiments aboard China’s space station.

WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency

Jul 23, 2022

The global monkeypox outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) – the strongest call to action the agency can make. Monkeypox is a viral infection typically found in animals in central and western Africa, although it can cause outbreaks in humans. While cases are occasionally identified in countries where the virus is not endemic, the latest outbreak has been unprecedented