Brazil's economy grows 2.9% in Lula's 1st year, beating expectations

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s economy grew 2.9% in 2023, beating expectations in the first year of the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, according to the government statistics institute Friday. The number announced by IBGE impressed many economists, whose

Nigerian labor unions strike over inflation, ailing economy

Nigeria’s government employees and other union workers began a new nationwide strike Tuesday that threatened to shut down key services while people are angry about soaring inflation and growing economic pain. Since assuming office in Africa’s most populous country last year, President