Africa

Deep OPEC+ cuts won’t be enough to prevent oil inventory build: IEA head

Deep OPEC+ cuts won’t be enough to prevent oil inventory build: IEA head

Published 03/04/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Deep oil output cuts by OPEC and other producing nations would not be enough to prevent a huge build in global crude [more…]

Zimbabwe turns water cannon on coronavirus

Zimbabwe turns water cannon on coronavirus

Published 03/04/2020

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s police began using water cannon on Friday to disinfect markets and bus ranks, turning instruments associated with repression into weapons against [more…]

OPEC+ debates biggest ever cut as virus destroys oil demand

OPEC+ debates biggest ever cut as virus destroys oil demand

Published 03/04/2020

DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - OPEC and allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented production cut equivalent to around 10% of global supply, an OPEC [more…]

Factbox: Google location data shows slump in trips to malls, offices

Factbox: Google location data shows slump in trips to malls, offices

Published 03/04/2020

(Reuters) - Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued [more…]

Landmark skull fossil provides surprising human evolution clues

Landmark skull fossil provides surprising human evolution clues

Published 01/04/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery over the age of a landmark skull found in 1921 in Zambia - the first fossil [more…]

Senegal’s graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

Senegal’s graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

Published 31/03/2020

DAKAR (Reuters) - The mural stretched over 10 metres of wall in Senegal’s seaside capital Dakar shows a giant pair of hands reaching out for [more…]

South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases jump by 128 to 402

South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases jump by 128 to 402

Published 23/03/2020

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Monday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had risen to 402, a jump [more…]

Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

Published 23/03/2020

(Reuters) - More countries imposed lockdown measures as coronavirus cases across the globe ballooned, led by a sharp rise in infections in Europe. Italy banned [more…]

IOC to start discussions on possible Tokyo 2020 postponement

IOC to start discussions on possible Tokyo 2020 postponement

Published 23/03/2020

ATHENS (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is stepping up its “scenario planning” for the Tokyo 2020 Games — including a possible postponement — as [more…]

Anglo American says to reschedule work at mines to contain virus

Anglo American says to reschedule work at mines to contain virus

Published 20/03/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo American said on Friday it would reschedule work at mines in countries such as Chile to contain the spread of coronavirus [more…]