Africa

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

Published 03/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for [more…]

Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: wealth fund

Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: wealth fund

Published 03/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has signed deals to supply South Africa and seven Latin American countries with an anti-viral drug Russian authorities have approved to [more…]

Snazzy face mask fashion reaches Nairobi neighbourhood

Snazzy face mask fashion reaches Nairobi neighbourhood

Published 31/07/2020

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Most of us have accepted COVID-19 face masks as an inconvenient, albeit necessary, safety measure. For the style conscious like James Maina [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]

Kenya’s Cheruiyot ready to hunt for glory on the track again

Kenya’s Cheruiyot ready to hunt for glory on the track again

Published 27/07/2020

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot, the 1,500 metres world champion, is hoping to return to competitive running next month after a hiatus caused by [more…]

Economic pitfalls risk cooling Egypt’s hot money inflows

Economic pitfalls risk cooling Egypt’s hot money inflows

Published 27/07/2020

CAIRO/LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - The threat of conflict in Libya, water security worries and a flatlining tourist sector risk upending a nascent rally in Egyptian bonds, [more…]

Coronavirus fans flames of love in Nigeria’s online dating scene

Coronavirus fans flames of love in Nigeria’s online dating scene

Published 17/07/2020

LAGOS (Reuters) - Oreoluwa Akinnawo is in his element. Lagos’s bars and restaurants are shut and Nigerians are struggling to socialise. The pandemic is his [more…]

Investors chase risky assets as stimulus measures offset virus worries: BofA

Investors chase risky assets as stimulus measures offset virus worries: BofA

Published 17/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors pumped money into riskier bonds and equity funds, BofA’s weekly fund flow statistics showed on Friday, as unprecedented stimulus measures helped [more…]

Triple jump champion Taylor supports Games protest option

Triple jump champion Taylor supports Games protest option

Published 16/07/2020

(Reuters) - Twice Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor has joined calls to allow athletes to protest peacefully during the Games as anti-racism stances are [more…]

Madagascar’s president says two lawmakers have died from COVID-19

Madagascar’s president says two lawmakers have died from COVID-19

Published 13/07/2020

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Two lawmakers in Madagascar have died of COVID-19 and at least 25 members of parliament and of the senate have been infected [more…]