After more than two decades of improving mine safety since the end of apartheid, South Africa's progress has stalled with an increase in gold-mining deaths. More than 50 people have died in the country's mines in 2018, roughly the same number as this time last year.
L OANS have been used as weapon of underdevelopment of Africa by International Monetary Fund, IMF, and World Bank. Loans from China are irresistible because they come with less strings attached on matters such as governance, democracy or human rights.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday warned against foreign interference in the country's politics days after an opposition call for the United States to suspend military aid over the government's human rights record. FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for a group picture at the BRICS summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018.
The ruling African National Congress on Sunday labelled reports that top ANC officials, including former President Jacob Zuma and the party's secretary-general, were plotting in secret to unseat Cyril Ramaphosa as party leader as “shameless gossip”. FILE PHOTO: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 20, 2018.
News from Africa: