September 22, 2020 – Abuja, Nigeria, Africa - Nigeria's central bank cut its benchmark lending rate on Tuesday by 100 basis points to 11.5% in a surprise move aimed at stimulating growth in Africa's largest economy.
September 22, 2020 – Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa - Ivory Coast will increase its cocoa-processing capacity by 14%through the construction of two new factories in the next two years which will also boost storage space, the country's Coffee and Cocoa Council (CCC) said on Tuesday.
September 17, 2020 - Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa - South African human rights lawyer George Bizos, who defended Nelson Mandela in many of his trials during the anti-apartheid struggle, receives an official funeral. Bizos died of natural causes at his Johannesburg home. He was 92.
September 15, 2020 – Maputo, Mozambique, Africa - Mozambique's army has condemned the apparent execution of a naked woman by men wearing military uniforms, shown in video footage, where she is beaten with a stick before being shot in the back as she tries to flee.
September 14, 2020 – Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa - Spontaneous street protests broke out in several neighborhoods in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan as protesters opposed to President Ouattara's third term set up barricades and burn tires as the country's Constitutional Council prepares to announce the final list of candidates eligible for the October 31 presidential election.
September 10, 2020 – Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa - South Africa's Transnet may be forced to lift a suspension on China's CRRC Corp so that the firm can repair its locomotives, according to a document from the domestic state-owned firm, despite pending legal action on the Chinese giant.
September 08, 2020 – Washington DC, United States, North America - The African wild dog distinguishes itself from rival predators like lions and hyenas by using a unique hunting style in which it chases prey over long distances until the target collapses from exhaustion, instead of relying upon speed, strength or stealth. A comprehensive new anatomical study of this endangered species, also known as the African painted dog or Cape hunting dog, has identified crucial evolutionary adaptations to endurance running in the animal's forelimb bones, muscles and ligaments that help sustain its life on the run.
September 07, 2020 – Kampala, Uganda, Africa - Uganda's central bank has appointed seven commercial banks to act as primary dealers for the country's government bonds as it tries to encourage the development of an active and liquid secondary market, it said on Monday.
August 31, 2020 - Kigali, Rwanda, Africa - Rwanda said on Monday it had detained Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism in the country's 1994 genocide was depicted in Hollywood movie Hotel Rwanda, on terrorism and other charges related to his alleged role in deadly attacks by rebels in 2018.
August 31, 2020 - Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa - Sales of Zimbabwe's tobacco, the second largest foreign currency earner, fell 23.52% to 178.7 million kg this year, official data showed on Monday, after the crop was affected by lower rainfall.