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Dana Sanchez, 4:18 pm
The National Union of Mineworkers demands a 13 percent wage increase, while the company has offered 6 percent, according to the union. Workers are also seeking more leave.
Makula Dunbar, 11:25 am
South Sudan’s latest media crackdown involves Catholic radio station Good News Radio, which allegedly investigated a scantily reported prisoner’s death, according to Reuters. Though the country gained independence in 2011, journalists and media professionals have continued to speak out claiming that they’ve been victims of harassment and unlawful detainment by the country’s security forces
Dana Sanchez, 11:13 am
Malawi, which has dramatically increased grain production over the past five years, still can’t grow enough to feed a population expected to increase 3.3 percent a year over the next 10 years, according to a report. Zambian population growth is expected to outpace a 2.7 percent rise in grain output.
Makula Dunbar, 10:21 am
An ambitious plan by Kenya’s government to give laptops to schoolchildren has been opposed by parents who say the money for the computers should instead go toward raising teachers’ salaries and feeding children. The program is bound to fail in a country that lacks enough teachers and where others strike regularly for better pay, Musau Ndunda of the Kenya National Association of Parents said Thursday.
Makula Dunbar, 9:00 am
An outburst of hostile rhetoric between Morocco and Algeria reflects a historic animosity rooted in irreconcilable differences over Western Sahara.
Makula Dunbar, 10:34 am
Bilateral talks between the Ghana government and its UK counterpart on what has been described as high level partnership proposals have began in Accra. The outcome is expected to form the basis for a paradigm shift in the relations between the two countries.
Makula Dunbar, 10:01 am
The top judge of Egypt’s Constitutional Court, Adly Mahmud Mansour, has been sworn in as interim leader, a day after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi and put him under house arrest. Mr Mansour said fresh elections were “the only way” forward, but gave no indication of when they would be held. Mr Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader, is under house arrest after what he says was a military coup.
Makula Dunbar, 2:57 pm
The presidential races have officially kicked in Mali off as a group of candidates were given the green light to run. Twenty-eight candidates have been cleared to run for the election scheduled for July 28, the Africa Review reported.
Dana Sanchez, 2:54 pm
Malaysia’s Rimbunan Kaseh project is a model community of 100 affordable homes with a creative, closed-loop agricultural system designed to provide food and supplementary income for resident villagers. It would work well in Africa, Iris Corp. says.
Makula Dunbar, 12:13 pm
Sunday June 30 President Obama spoke at the University of Cape Town where he announced the U.S.’s pledge to support power sector stability across Africa.
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