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South African trade unions to stage mass demonstrations

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), one of the biggest support of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has called its members and other union to march on Wednesday against corruption under President Jacob Zuma’s presidency. COSATU has called on its members to strike and join marches in major cities across the Africa’s […]

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Impala Platinum may lay off 2,500 workers in South Africa

Impala Platinum (Implats), a leading producer of platinum, on Monday said about 2,500 jobs of its 31,000 work-force may be at risk at its Rustenburg mine in South Africa. According to officials of the world’s second-largest miner of the metal, the company is experiencing severe financial pressures with low metal prices and declining production. “The […]

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Zimbabwe, Opposition Leader Tsvangirai hospitalized

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader and candidate for the 2018 presidential election Morgan Tsvangirai has been urgently hospitalized in South Africa, his party said. “President Morgan Tsvangirai, who flew to South Africa for a routine medical procedure, is in a very stable condition contrary to morbid media reports that he is critical and is battling for his […]

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Stop ‘health tourism’ – SA’s Minister tells Mugabe, African leaders

South African Health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, on Tuesday, criticized African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad. In a speech during a WHO-sponsored conference in Zimbabwe, Aaron Motsoaledi lamented that “we are the only continent, which has leaders who take care outside the continent and we must be ashamed of that”. African leaders “must promote our […]

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South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu

South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on two ostrich farms in the Western Cape, the province’s agriculture department said on Tuesday. “Both farms were placed under quarantine immediately, and no birds are allowed to enter or leave the affected properties. There are around 1000 ostriches on both farms,” the department […]

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South Africa: President Zuma narrowly survives his 8th no-confidence vote

South Africa President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday narrowly survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence, as the motion has been defeated, with 177 votes supporting and 198 votes against it. The no-confidence motion was brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA), the largest opposition party, in response to a cabinet reshuffle in March, in which Zuma […]

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Rwanda: Diaspora casts votes in presidential poll

Rwandan expatriates have started casting ballots in presidential elections as polling stations in Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti and South Africa, opened on Thursday. More than 44,000 registered Diaspora are set to cast their vote. According to local media portal, the New Times, Rwandans back home will cast their votes in presidential polls on Friday, August 4. […]

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South Africa’s recession will end soon – Jacob Zuma

Embattled South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said he was confident that the Southern African Biggest economy will emerge soon from its recession. South Africa’s economy fell into a recession for the first time since 2009 after it contracted for a second straight quarter in the first three months of 2017. “This situation is […]

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Lesotho: New PM to be sworn in despite shooting of wife

Lesotho newly elected Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be inaugurated on Friday despite the fatal shooting of his wife on Wednesday by an unknown gunman. News emerged late on Wednesday that the estranged wife of Thabane had allegedly been shot dead just two days before the inauguration of her husband in the mountainous kingdom. 58-year-old […]

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Zambia: Sugar production increases by 47%

Zambia Sugar, a unit of Associated British Foods, on Thursday said its refined sugar production has increased by 47% to 65,000 tons in the year that ended March 31, driven up by increased refining capacity. According to the managing Director of Zambia Sugar, Rebecca Katow, despite the increment of the production, total sugar production fell […]

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