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Coronavirus Seen as Trigger for Mobile Money Growth in West Africa

Coronavirus Seen as Trigger for Mobile Money Growth in West Africa

Penda Kande usually pays for taxis in cash, but since coronavirus hit Senegal, the 30-year-old nurse has switched to mobile money to avoid contamination. “With the virus it’s better to use Orange Money,” said Kande, referring to the West African country’s most popular mobile money service, offered by French telecoms …

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Oil prices rise 4% after biggest one-day fall since 1991

Oil prices rise 4% after biggest one-day fall since 1991

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose by more than $1 on Tuesday after a price war by top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked the biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War, but investors saw little chance of a quick price recovery as the coronavirus cuts demand. FILE PHOTO: …

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Oil crashes after Saudi Arabia starts price war amid slumping demand

Oil crashes after Saudi Arabia starts price war amid slumping demand

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices plummeted around 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed its official selling prices and set plans for a dramatic increase in crude production next month, starting a price war even as spread of the coronavirus erodes global demand growth. Prices fell by as much as …

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Marnus Labuschagne century not enough to prevent South Africa series sweep | Sport

Hometown hero Marnus Labuschagne’s maiden one-day international century could not spare a lacklustre Australia from a 3-0 series whitewash in South Africa. Cheered on by upwards of 50 family members, South Africa-born Labuschagne scored a run-a-ball 108 as Australia posted 254-7 in Potchefstroom on Saturday. But the Proteas were in …

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ‘Reconsider’ Africa Plans, Partly Over Coronavirus Fears

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Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said Thursday he is rethinking plans to spend as long as six months in Africa, partly due to concerns over the new-coronavirus epidemic. The news came with Dorsey facing a challenge from an activist investor seeking to oust the social media executive, who is also …

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England undone by South Africa at Women’s T20 World Cup | Sport

Lauren Winfield of England drops a catch.

In a setback to their hopes of reaching the T20 World Cup semi-finals, England suffered a dramatic final-over defeat in their opening match against South Africa at Perth on Sunday. With South Africa, chasing a 124-run target, needing seven runs from the final four balls, it came down to a …

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Morgan takes control as England chase down South Africa and the T20 series | Sport

England’s captain Eoin Morgan throws the bat during his barnstorming unbeaten 57 off 22 balls including seven sixes.

What a series, what a run chase and what a crick in the neck watching the ball sail through the Centurion skies. With its short boundaries and much-vaunted “thin air” SuperSport Park is a place for hitting sixes. There were 28 of them on an afternoon when cricket was transformed …

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Jos Buttler to keep opening spot for England for final T20 in South Africa | Sport

Mooen Ali was in fine form in the second T20 game against South Africa.

Jos Buttler will retain his place as opener for Sunday’s final T20 against South Africa in Johannesburg despite his struggles with the bat. The wicketkeeper made two in 14 balls on Friday, as England levelled the series at 1-1. He made 15 in Wednesday’s defeat and also found runs hard …

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Tom Curran to rescue as England level T20 series with South Africa | Sport

England levelled the T20 International series with victory by two runs on a wild night in Durban that ended in another last-ball thriller. With South Africa needing 15 to win off the final over, Tom Curran produced three fine yorkers at just the right moment to snatch victory, Bjorn Fortune …

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Scientists find evidence of ‘ghost population’ of ancient humans | Science

Scientists have found evidence for a mysterious “ghost population” of ancient humans that lived in Africa about half a million years ago and whose genes live on in people today. Traces of the unknown ancestor emerged when researchers analysed genomes from west African populations and found that up to a …

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