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How Ebola Helped Africa Prepare for Coronavirus

HIV/Aids, Lassa fever, and tuberculosis are just some of the communicable diseases that African health experts are used to dealing with, and many realized the danger of the coronavirus as soon as they saw the case counts rising in China and Europe. Yet, of all...

How Real Oil Price Plunge Collapsed Major Producers to the Brin

By Alex Longley , Sherry Su , and Javier Blas Dated Brent benchmark assessed at its lowest since 1999 European, African and Asian crudes trade in single-digits The prices of actual barrels of multiple crude streams in Europe, Asia and Africa have plunged to as little as...

These Are the Drugs and Vaccines That Might End the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Cristin Flanagan, Riley Griffin, Robert Langreth April 16, 2020, 11:00 AM SHARE More than 200 different programs have been launched to develop vaccines and therapeutics to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. From well-known industry giants such as Gilead Sciences Inc. to Johnson &...

EXPLAINER: The coronavirus pandemic that tumbled oil prices are triggering a dollar shortage in Nigeria and calls for naira devaluation

By Yomi Kazeem Nigeria has recorded only two confirmed cases of Covid-19 but the global pandemic’s growing impact on its economy is far more significant. As oil prices tank while global demand drops drastically in the wake of the outbreak, Nigeria’s economy is being caught in...

Oil crash: How Saudi Arabia started a global crude price war

by Anjli Raval and David Sheppard in London Oil prices crashed by as much as 30 per cent after Saudi Arabia fired the first shots in a price war, in crude’s biggest one-day fall since the early 1990s Gulf war. Riyadh’s threat to discount its crude...

Explainer: Coronavirus reappears in discharged patients, raising questions in containment fight

David Stanway, Kate Kelland SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - A growing number of discharged coronavirus patients in China and elsewhere are testing positive after recovering, sometimes weeks after being allowed to leave the hospital, which could make the epidemic harder to eradicate. On Wednesday, the Osaka prefectural...

EXPLAINER: Why Nigeria may be included into Trump’s Latest Muslim Ban

Nigerians home and Abroad reacted widely with the recent news of United States President Donald John Trump reviewing a Homeland Security Department recommendation that at least some of the visa restrictions be expanded to include Tanzania, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria and Sudan, Bloomberg...

The paradox of America First

Donald Trump’s nationalism makes him amazingly easy to provoke into conflict Janan Ganesh Donald Trump is a deceptively conventional US president of the 21st century. Elected to unpick his nation’s entanglements in the Middle East, he has served to deepen and extend...

Silicon Valley Seasteaders Go Looking for Low-Tax Sites on Land

The Hottest New Thing in Seasteading Is Land Patri Friedman started Pronomos Capital, with more money from Peter Thiel, to establish mini-city-states. By Lizette Chapman Patri Friedman is sick of the jokes about floating tax havens. About a decade ago, the former Google software engineer (and...

Travis Kalanick and the four paths of ousted tech founders

KEY POINTS Travis Kalanick could stage a remarkable comeback like Steve Jobs, have a strong second act like Marc Andreessen, or become an eccentric billionaire like Paul Allen. But like most entrepreneurs — and most people — he probably had one big break, and...
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