Africa

Highlights: U.S. Open day one

Highlights: U.S. Open day one

Published 01/09/2020

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Highlights of the first day at the U.S. Open on Monday (times ET- GMT-4). The Grand Slam, the second this year after [more…]

Algeria approves more measures to ease coronavirus lockdown

Algeria approves more measures to ease coronavirus lockdown

Published 31/08/2020

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian authorities said on Monday they will carry out further measures to ease a coronavirus lockdown from Sept. 1, including lifting a [more…]

Mammal-like Triassic creature beat polar winters by hibernating

Mammal-like Triassic creature beat polar winters by hibernating

Published 27/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tusks of a stoutly built plant-eating mammal relative that inhabited Antarctica 250 million years ago are providing the oldest-known evidence that [more…]

Payment holiday parachute might COVID-proof government bonds, top fund says

Payment holiday parachute might COVID-proof government bonds, top fund says

Published 26/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The option of a one-time payment holiday during times of intense crisis might enable countries to pandemic-proof their bonds, a prominent debt [more…]

‘UFO’ in Congo jungle turns out to be internet balloon

‘UFO’ in Congo jungle turns out to be internet balloon

Published 25/08/2020

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - An unidentified flying object parachuted into dense Congo jungle to the confusion of local authorities, who detained two [more…]

Comedian mocks Zimbabwe’s government, despite fear of reprisal

Comedian mocks Zimbabwe’s government, despite fear of reprisal

Published 21/08/2020

HARARE (Reuters) - Victor Mpofu is using satire to shine a light on Zimbabwe’s political problems, reaching a growing audience despite living in fear of [more…]

Nigerian lesbian love film to go online to avoid censorship board

Nigerian lesbian love film to go online to avoid censorship board

Published 21/08/2020

LAGOS (Reuters) - Two young women fill the screen, reclining on a bed, talking about their hope of having children. They are protagonists in a [more…]

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Published 13/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to [more…]

Global commercial insurance rates up 19% in second quarter – Marsh

Global commercial insurance rates up 19% in second quarter – Marsh

Published 10/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Global commercial insurance rates rose 19% in the second quarter, driven higher by claims related to COVID-19 and other large losses, insurance [more…]

Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July – CAPMAS

Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July – CAPMAS

Published 10/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July from 5.6% in June, the central statistics agency CAPMAS said on [more…]