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SA govt using pandemic to avoid honouring wage hike deal, teachers’ union says

21st September 2020 The South African Democratic Teachers Union has accused the government of opportunistically using the Covid-19 pandemic to try and wriggle out of... 

Libya’s GNA prime minister plans to step down next month

18th September 2020 The prime minister of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj said he will step down at the end of October and hand over... 

Numsa union accuses Comair business rescuers of bullying employees

17th September 2020 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on Thursday accused the business rescue practitioners at Comair of attempting to blackmail... 


South Africa focuses on economic recovery after easing Covid-19 restrictions

17th September 2020 South Africa should move quickly to implement a recovery plan for an economy pummelled by the country’s Covid-19 lockdown, after President Cyril... 

DA pushes for criminal charges against ANC members over Zim junket

16th September 2020 The Democratic Alliance on Wednesday said it was laying criminal charges against the African National Congress after senior party members used a... 

Ramaphosa to give latest national update on Covid-19 response

16th September 2020 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was due to give the latest national address around the Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday evening, amid... 

Magufuli justifies lack of lockdown in Tanzania

16th September 2020 Tanzania’s president reiterates his ’divine’ sentiments on Covid-19 and justifies why the country did not and will not go into lockdown. Yesterday,... 

US imposes more visa restrictions on Nigerians seen as undermining democracy

16th September 2020 The United States is imposing additional visa restrictions on Nigerians it says undermined democracy during elections in the West African country’s... 

Tunisia appoints first ambassador to Libya since 2014

15th September 2020 Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed Al-Asad Al-Ajili as an ambassador to Libya, to be based in Tripoli, for the first time since 2014.... 

Sassa launches online application pilot project

14th September 2020 The South African Social Security Agency has launched a pilot project for potential grant recipients to complete applications online. Sassa is a... 

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