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31 October 2014
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Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence
BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down...
Updated 31 minutes ago
 
 
Die at home and cut the health cover-ups, Africans urge leaders
AFRICAN LEADERS
When dying Zambian president Michael Sata flew to London last week he was following a long line of African leaders who have sought emergency – and secret – medical treatment in foreign hospitals...
Updated 56 minutes ago
 
 
Two SA soldiers wounded in Sudan ambush
MILITARY
Two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers deployed as part of a United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan have been wounded in an ambush near their base, the SANDF...
Updated 2 hours ago
 
 
IMF sees large financing needs next year for Ebola-hit countries
FINANCE
The International Monetary Fund foresees large financing needs next year in the three West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. "The outlook for the Ebola-hit...
Updated 1 hour 53 minutes ago
 
 
Sex and labour child trafficking on rise in Kenyan cities – experts
TRAFFICKING
Trafficking of Kenyan children from impoverished villages to towns and cities for domestic labour, sex work and to beg is on the rise, experts said, with most victims being adolescent girls....
Updated 45 minutes ago
 
 
Mining ops continue unfettered despite Burkina Faso civil unrest
CIVIL UNREST
Canadian gold miners with operations in Burkina Faso on Thursday said despite the declared state of emergency, their operations were continuing uninterrupted. Burkina Faso’s president Blaise...
 
 
30 Oct 2014
 
Unemployment at 25.4%, Stats SA to provide long-term unemployment data
EMPLOYMENT
Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) would, in future, focus more strongly on the trends of long-term unemployment in its quarterly labour force surveys (QLFSs), statistician-general Pali Lehola said...
 
 
31 Oct 2014
 
Thousands flee as Boko Haram seizes northeast Nigerian town
NIGERIA
Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said. The insurgents stormed Mubi on...
Updated 39 minutes ago
 
 
 
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