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Petrostates Hammered by Oil Price Plunge and Pandemic’s Spread - Bloomberg

Petrostates Hammered by Oil Price Plunge and Pandemic’s Spread - Bloomberg:Kazakhstan’s long-standing leader calls it a “perfect storm.” Venezuela’s government is shutting fuel stations across the country. Chad is paying its sovereign debts using cattle.Across the oil-rich states of Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the former Soviet Union, leaders accustomed to a steady flow of petrodollars see trouble ahead as the oil price war promises to destabilize their economies -- and perhaps th...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Bloomberg, Chad, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, Soviet Union, Vitol Group, Middle East Latin America, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Russell Hardy


South African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers during Covid-19 lockdown

Officers use whips to enforce social distancing rules outside popular supermarket Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage South African police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown have fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queueing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, an AFP photographer has said. Related: Wuhan eases quarantine as coronavirus cases in US pass 100,000 Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, US, World news, South Africa, Johannesburg, Wuhan, Afp, Coronavirus outbreak


Scientists discover three new species of pterosaurs in the Sahara

Reptiles inhabited prehistoric Morocco 100m years agoScientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100m years ago.Prof David Martill, a palaeontologist at the University of Portsmouth, made the discovery with a team of researchers from Morocco and the US. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, Sahara, University of Portsmouth, David Martill


Q2 Programming on Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks

Addicted to the Outdoor airing on Outdoor Channel DENVER (Ammoland.Com) – Hunt, fish, shoot and learn from the best in the world on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Q2 programming lineup debuts Monday, March 30 where fans can catch original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks. “The one certainty in this unprecedented time of uncertainty is that Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World F...
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Uganda's crackdown on public gatherings ruled unconstitutional

Swipe at lawmakers as judge says only ‘undemocratic and authoritarian regimes’ seek to ban peaceful protests Government opponents and human rights activists have welcomed a decision by Uganda’s constitutional court to overturn legislation that gave police “supernatural powers” to stop public gatherings and protests.“It is only in undemocratic and authoritarian regimes that peaceful protests and public gatherings of a political nature are not tolerated,” said Justice Cheborion Barishaki in a on...
Tags: Africa, World news, Uganda, Global development, Governance, Yoweri Museveni, Cheborion Barishaki


Trump Copies New Orleans’ Tragic 1853 Yellow Fever Playbook

After two weeks of skyrocketing coronavirus cases, Orleans Parish—the Louisiana county that includes the city of New Orleans—on Friday recorded the highest per capita death rate in the U.S. from COVID-19, according to The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate. With 997 cases and 46 deaths (more than half of the state’s total fatalities) reported by health officials, the city where jazz began has seen deaths surge to 11.76 deaths per 100,000 people, almost twice that of the second highest rank...
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Record rise in Italy Covid-19 death toll, Irish PM says stay home for two weeks – as it happened

This blog is closed. Please follow live coverage on our new blog here 12.15am GMT I’m handing over to the team in Australia now. Thanks so much for joining me. Here are the developments in the global coronavirus outbreak this evening: 10.13pm GMT After many delays, and then a series of tweets earlier today, US President Donald Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act to compel General Motors to built ventilators for hospitals, he announced at the White House’s daily coronavirus brief...
Tags: Europe, Australia, White House, China, Africa, US, General Motors, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Donald Trump


Coronavirus: record rise in Italy death toll, Irish PM says stay home for two weeks – as it happened

This blog is closed. Please follow live coverage on our new blog here 12.15am GMT I’m handing over to the team in Australia now. Thanks so much for joining me. Here are the developments in the global coronavirus outbreak this evening: 10.13pm GMT After many delays, and then a series of tweets earlier today, US President Donald Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act to compel General Motors to built ventilators for hospitals, he announced at the White House’s daily coronavirus brief...
Tags: Europe, Australia, White House, China, Africa, US, General Motors, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Donald Trump


Coronavirus live news: record rise in Italy death toll as Irish PM tells people to stay home for two weeks

Varadkar brings in new restrictions; Spain records highest daily death toll; British prime minister Boris Johnson tests positiveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceItaly records 969 coronavirus deaths dashing hopes of turnaroundUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 10.13pm GMT After many delays, and then a series of tweets earlier today, US President Donald Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act to compel General M...
Tags: Europe, White House, China, Africa, US, General Motors, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, Italy, New Zealand


South African woman takes her own life in Kenyan quarantine

The death comes after complaints of deplorable conditions at the quarantine center where she was housed The post South African woman takes her own life in Kenyan quarantine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Coronavirus live news: record rise in Italy death toll takes total to 9,134, as France extends lockdown by two weeks

Spain records highest daily death toll; China closes borders; British prime minister Boris Johnson tests positiveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus – liveUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 5.15pm GMT In a move that will puzzle many, Sweden has refused to shut bars and restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters reports on the situation on the ground in the country’s capital, Stockholm:The words ...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, France, China, Africa, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Boris Johnson


Libya fighting intensifies as rival forces defy UN call for global ceasefire

Factions step up offensives while international actors distracted by coronavirus pandemicLibyan armed factions have defied a UN call for a “global ceasefire” by escalating fighting across the country, with forces loyal to eastern warlord Gen Khalifa Haftar claiming to have gained control of a string of towns in the north-west.A spokesman for Haftar said his forces, the Libyan National Army (LNA), had also repulsed an offensive by the UN-backed government of national accord designed to capture it...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tripoli, Haftar, Gen Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA


With Most Coronavirus Cases in Africa, South Africa Locks Down

South Africa is now the epicenter of the pandemic in Africa, with more than 1,000 confirmed cases across the country’s nine provinces.
Tags: News, Africa, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Cyril, Ramaphosa, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID-19, Africa South Africa Locks Down


Coronavirus live news: France extends lockdown by further two weeks, as Italy is warned it has not yet reached peak

Spain records highest daily death toll; China closes borders; British prime minister Boris Johnson tests positiveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus – liveUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 4.26pm GMT There have been more than half a million confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide and in excess of 20,000 deaths, says the World Health Organization’s director-general, who is giving a press conference live.More...
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Southern Africa’s dangerous information gap exacerbates natural disasters

During Cyclone Idai, responses were hampered by a shortage of reliable information. This has worrying implications for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic The post Southern Africa’s dangerous information gap exacerbates natural disasters appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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South Africa’s lockdown may push Zimbabwe to the edge

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in Zimbabwe could not have been much worse The post South Africa’s lockdown may push Zimbabwe to the edge appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Article, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Land Reform, African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Lockdown, Coronavirus, Novel Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, South Africa (country, COVID-19, coronavirus South Africa


Coronavirus live news: Spain records highest daily death toll as Italy is warned it has not yet reached peak

South Africa records first Covid-19 deaths; China closes borders; British prime minister Boris Johnson tests positiveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus – liveUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 3.17pm GMT It appears icy relations between Washington and Beijing are thawing as Chinese president Xi Jinping told Donald Trump on Friday that he would have China’s support in fighting the coronavirus.There has ...
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Africa's web of creditors complicates coronavirus debt relief

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON (Reuters) - Africa is crying out for debt relief to weather a perfect storm of coronavirus, plummeting oil and commodity prices, mounting budget deficits and weaker currencies. When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank launched their Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) debt relief program in 1996, African nations mainly owed money to wealthy countries and multilateral institutions.
Tags: News, Africa, World Bank, Imf, JOHANNESBURG LONDON, Reuters Africa, HIPC


I was a VP at Alibaba during the SARS crisis in 2003. Here's what Jack Ma did to unite our team, accelerate revenue, and launch a new business amid the uncertainty of a pandemic.

Porter Erisman was working in China as vice president of the Alibaba Group in 2003 when the SARS pandemic struck, and he and 400 colleagues were quarantined at home. But instead of being paralyzed by fear and panic, Alibaba thrived during the SARS crisis: Their team became more united, revenues accelerated, and they launched a new business, Taobao. The lessons of how Alibaba weathered the storm can offer guidance to entrepreneurs who are facing similar challenges during the COVID-19 crisis tod...
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Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000

Uganda, Eritrea and Angola announced their first cases, meaning 42 of Africa’s 54 countries are now affected.
Tags: News, Africa, Angola, Uganda Eritrea


COVID-19 webinar summary: 5 key points on the Middle East and Africa (25 March)

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect hotel performance across the globe, the Middle East and Africa are no exception. At the time of writing, 52 hotel closures have been officially reported in the Middle East in addition to more than 1,200 in Africa. This is low, however, when compared to the just under 40,000 closings in Europe.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Middle East, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Spain records highest single-day death toll and withdraws 'inaccurate' testing kits

South Africa records first Covid-19 deaths; China closes borders; UK records biggest daily rise in deathsCoronavirus latest – at a glanceUK coronavirus – liveUS now has more cases than any other countryXi Jinping calls on Trump to improve US-China relationsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.21am GMT For all live UK coronavirus news, please do read our UK facing live blog Related: UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19 11.17am GMT The BBC is reporting that the ...
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Minibuses keep Kenya’s wheels turning amid Covid-19 fears – in pictures

Matatus, the shared, tightly-packed minibuses popular throughout the country, are feared to be a weak link in efforts to contain coronavirus, but conductors are working to make journeys as hygienic as possibleAll photographs by Joost Bastmeijer Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Global development, Kenya, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak, Joost Bastmeijer


Coronavirus live news: French hospitals to reach capacity in 48 hours; US must improve relations, Xi says

South Africa records first Covid-19 deaths; China closes borders; UK records biggest daily rise in deathsCoronavirus latest – at a glanceUK coronavirus – liveUS now has more cases than any other countryXi Jinping calls on Trump to improve US-China relationsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.23am GMT Authorities in Bosnia have ordered the transfer of thousands of migrants to a remote camp in Lipa, a village about 25 kilometres from the border with Croatia, due to the coronavirus outbreak in ...
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'We fear, but have to work': isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi

As coronavirus arrives in Kenya, retreat behind closed doors is only an alternative for those who can afford itAll photographs by Duncan MooreBenson Kinyale is a security guard who works the door at a luxury apartment complex in the Parklands neighbourhood of Nairobi. While residents of the building have started to hoard supplies and stay at home because of Covid-19, he continues to make the 80km commute by bus from his home outside the city, six days a week.He knows standing outside and opening...
Tags: Science, Africa, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Kenya, Nairobi, Coronavirus outbreak, Duncan MooreBenson Kinyale, Parklands


Coronavirus Refugees: The World's Most Vulnerable Face Pandemic

Crowded camps, depleted clinics and scarce soap and water make social distancing and even hand-washing impossible for millions of refugees.
Tags: News, Africa, Syria, Middle East, Epidemics, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas, Third World and Developing Countries, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Rohingya (Ethnic Group, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus live news: US must take action to improve relations, Xi says

China closes borders; UK records biggest daily rise in deaths; South Africa enters military-patrolled lockdown. Follow the latest updates.Coronavirus latest – at a glanceUS now has more cases than any other countryOverseas arrivals to Australia to be quarantined in hotels for two weeks Xi Jinping calls on Trump to improve US-China relations amid crisisSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.10am GMT That’s it from me, Helen Sullivan. I’ll be back with more live world coronavirus news tomorrow. In...
Tags: Europe, UK, Australia, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, New Zealand, Vietnam


Coronavirus live news: US must take action to improve relations, state media says

China closes borders; UK records biggest daily rise in deaths; South Africa enters military-patrolled lockdown. Follow the latest updates.Coronavirus latest – at a glanceUS now has more cases than any other countrySpain defends response to coronavirus as global cases exceed 500,000Men are much more likely to die from Covid-19. But why?See all our coronavirus coverage 6.24am GMT Here are today’s UK front pages for Friday, 27 March 2020: Friday’s GUARDIAN: “Nurses sent to London as capital fac...
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'Go home!' South Africa has 1st deaths as lockdown begins

A shaken South Africa on Friday announced its first two deaths from the coronavirus as the country's cases rose above 1,000 and a three-week lockdown began, with some police screaming at the homeless on emptying streets. The health minister said the deaths occurred in Western Cape province, home of Cape Town. South Africa has the most virus cases in Africa, with the total across the continent now above 3,200.
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Coronavirus infections in Africa are rapidly rising. Its weak health systems may buckle

COVID-19 may compound difficulties in a part of the world that's long grappled with conflict, humanitarian disaster and infrastructure inadequacies.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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