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Three countries possess over 50% of Africa’s total wealth

More than half of Africa’s total wealth is controlled by only three nations according to this year’s Africa Wealth Report (pdf) published […]

The 2 Billion Year Old Nuclear Reactor That Exists In Africa

When we generally think of nuclear reactors, we think of the ones created by humans. They’re anthropogenic and technically artificial, designed and […]

Humans are not prepared for a pandemic caused by fungal infections

When the 48-year-old longtime smoker came to Shmuel Shoham, an infectious diseases expert at Johns Hopkins, she was worried about […]

Strippers can apparently better forecast the market than your finance bro

by Jane Nam In a tweet that has since gone viral, a netizen who claims to be a stripper declared […]

IMF chief says pandemic will unleash worst recession since Great Depression

By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The pandemic sweeping the world will turn global economic growth “sharply […]

Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf

Coronavirus is highly uncertain and global costs could be high

As coronavirus spreads across the globe, new modelling from The Australian National University (ANU) is set to help policymakers respond […]

The coronavirus symptoms to be on the lookout for and how to protect yourself

As the United States recorded its first coronavirus death — and the number of infections grows worldwide — many people are wondering what symptoms […]

The Natural Gas Nation Every Exporter Is Targeting

Germany’s economy is the biggest and most dynamic in Europe and its gas demand makes it Gazprom’s largest customer in […]

‘This Land Is Meant Only for Saffron. Without It, It Means Nothing.’

Saffron fueled Kashmir’s local economy and culture for centuries, but its days might be numbered. There are many local legends […]