Coronavirus: How to prepare for its troubles
By Guardian Exclusive
14 March 2020 | 5:41 pm
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, take a look at a coronavirus, what it means and how we can prepare for its troubles.
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Disgraced South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was denied parole on Friday, according to local authorities who said he has yet to complete his minimum sentence. Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed in the home of star Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday, February 14, 2013.
South Africa's central bank raised its main lending rate by a higher-than-expected 50 basis points to 7.75% in a decision announced on Thursday.
Gunmen in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state kidnapped eight secondary school students coming from school along with an unknown number of others, authorities said on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of such abductions.
Judith Akinwunmi had her kids through a surrogate mother and decided to start an agency helping people who struggle with infertility. She would like to see a surrogacy law in Nigeria.
Professor Francine Ntoumi, 62, is a world-renowned scientist and malaria specialist. She is spending a year travelling through her country, the Republic of Congo, to spread the word that education and science can make it a better place and create opportunities for the younger generation, particularly women and girls.
South Africa has learned with "shock and dismay" that the United Arab Emirates turned down the extradition of Atul and Rajesh Gupta, who are accused of organizing corruption on an industrial scale.
Viral photos appear to show a beached shark in the United States being rescued by local residents. But that is what the social media posts want people to think. The photos are actually fake, generated by artificial intelligence software, and their creator seemingly wants to take advantage of the confusion. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Lawyers representing more than 13,000 Nigerians argued at London's High Court on Tuesday (April 4) that Shell is attempting to shield itself from scrutiny over pollution in Nigeria.
German companies are training young Africans to become IT experts, also for the German market. The plan hopes to reduce the shortage of skilled workers in Germany and give Africans a perspective in their home countries.
British health minister Steve Barclay said on Tuesday that junior doctors were making "unreasonable" pay demands as they began a four-day strike that is likely to cause unprecedented disruption to the state-funded National Health Service (NHS).
South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago discusses the central bank's recent surprise move to hike interest rates and concerns about movements in the currency.
We take a look at an article in The Atlantic on ice cream and how multiple studies show it is good for your health. Prior to that, we look at how the French press is covering the long-awaited verdict by France’s Constitutional Council on the government's pension reform. We also dive into the US papers' views on the latest Clarence Thomas scandal and how big pharma could become the anti-abortion movement's next enemy.
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Although climate change has been conspicuously absent from Nigeria's political agenda, the tangible effects of global warming are undeniably present. The country has one of the highest rates of desertification in the world, many of its cities are under threat from rising sea levels, and the 2022 floods resulted in hundreds of fatalities and displaced over a million people.
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A divided U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to suspend the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling on Wednesday, with majority support from both Democrats and Republicans to overcome opposition led by hardline conservatives and avoid a catastrophic default.
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For the first time in nine years, leaders from the regional bloc formerly known as the Union of South American Nations have convened this week in Brazil. The gathering of these 11 countries has demonstrated a renewed spirit of cooperation. A notable highlight is Brazilian President Lula da Silva's meeting with Venezuela's authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro, a significant move, as diplomatic relations were severed under Lula’s predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro.
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The wildfires have displaced thousands and continued to endanger communities on the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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A child was among those killed in the missile attacks on Kyiv's eastern outskirts, according to Ukrainian officials.
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On one page of 15 pages of early drafts for the rock opera, songwriter Freddie Mercury wrote the words “Mongolian Rhapsody” near the top – but crossed out the first word and wrote “Bohemian” above it, the New York Times reports.