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Brazilian Senate passes 16% pay raise for Supreme Court justices

By Staff Reporter If signed into law by president Temer, justices’ wages will be roughly 40 times the country’s minimum wage Brazil’s Senate passed on...

Fitch downgrades Zambia to junk status

By Staff Reporter   Fitch Ratings has downgraded Zambia's economic status to 'B-' from 'B', with a negative outlook. This is barely three months after being rated ‘B’ in July this...

Zim KFC out of cash, closes doors

Leading fast-food chains in Zimbabwe have shut their doors as the cash crunch in the country worsens - just two months after President Emmerson...

Tunisia criminalises racist speech

Tunisia's parliament has approved a law to criminalise racist speech and incitement to hatred, in a move aimed at protecting the mainly Arab nation's...

IMF says Argentina, world economy weakening from US trade war

By Web Master   The fund says Argentina's economy will shrink by 2.6 percent in 2018 because of austerity measures, and global growth is contracting from...

Namibia’s Furnmart workers plot strike

More than 300 workers at Furnmart and Home Corp’s 34 branches in Namibia were yesterday set to decide on a group-wide strike, following a...

Honduran Judge Orders Arrest of 38 Lawmakers, Officials for Graft

A Honduran judge on Saturday ordered the arrest of 38 Hondurans, including lawmakers, officials and individuals, accused of diverting more than US$11.7 million to...

Botswana’s Immigration Ministry employees owed 26m pula in overtime allowances

The government of Botswana has been failing to pay immigration officers overtime allowances since 2013. This was said by Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs minister,...

Judge overrules order for the Brazil ex-president’s release

By Staff Reporter A Brazilian judge has overturned an order for the immediate release of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as "Lula". Judge...

Nigeria receives part of Abacha loot

Money looted by Nigeria’s former military ruler Sani Abacha is to be distributed to poor families, the government says. The distribution is to start next...

Zimbabwe Veep in SA for treatment

Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Kembo Mohadi, injured in a grenade attack at a governing party rally on Saturday, has been airlifted to South Africa for treatment, Zimbabwe’s...

Ex-pastor gets house imprisonment for sexually abusing 10-year-old girl

By Web Master   A South African court has sentenced a former Seventh Day Adventist Church pastor to two years house imprisonment for sexually abusing a...

Botswana govt restricts cement imports to secure jobs

By Web Master The government of Botswana is working on guidelines to restrict importation of cement in order to create more local jobs.   Trade minister Bogolo...

Supreme Court justice postpones ruling on Lula’s release

Law expert told Brasil de Fato this is not an unusual decision; defense may file interim appeal   While a Supreme Court ruling was scheduled for...

Ghana Supreme Court orders govt to explain U.S. military deal

By Staff Reporter   The Supreme Court has given Attorney General Gloria Akuffo seven days to respond to a suit challenging Ghana's military cooperation agreement with...

SAA to cut ‘1, 000 jobs’

Cash-strapped South African Airways (SAA) is set to make dramatic cuts in order to get its house back in order, news agency Reuters reports. Chief...

Mozambican govt suspends Chinese company’s mining operations  

By Staff Reporter  The Mozambican government has suspended operations of a Chinese mining firm that had risked the lives of over 1, 000 inhabitants of...

Lesotho textile workers reject 7% salary hike    

By Staff Reporter   Textile industry workers in Lesotho have rejected a salary increment offer of seven per cent across a five-year period, but are instead...

Botswana Choppies fires 30 more employees for striking

Choppies Group has dismissed 30 more employees, who embarked on a protest two months ago. Choppies Chief Executive Officer, Ramachandran Ottapathu said the employees' contracts...

Lesotho Court declares criminal defamation offence unconstitutional

By Staff Reporter The Lesotho Constitutional Court has declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional. In a landmark judgment released on Monday, the court further rendered the...

Botswana Choppies to fire 15 more over March workers’ strike – Tshikare

By Staff Reporter Botswana Commercial and General Workers Union has threatened to take the South African retail giant, Choppies, to task if it goes ahead...

Lesotho’s PM says no local judge should preside over Chief Justice’s dismissal case 

By Marafaele Mohloboli In an unprecedented move, Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has asked Judge Tseliso Monaphathi and all local judges to recuse themselves from...

United Kingdom to extend US$100m loan to Zimbabwe firms.

In a major foreign policy shift, the United Kingdom (UK) is teaming up with Standard Chartered Bank to lend Zimbabwean companies US$100 million, the...

DR C ebola outbreak spreads to city

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be...

SA farmer in court for forcing worker to drink faeces

A South African farmer has denied he forced one of his workers to drink faeces. Harry Leicester, along with his wife Maria and son Chris,...

Congo confirms first death in latest Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo announced on Thursday the first confirmed death in a new outbreak of Ebola virus and said 11 other people...

Grace Mugabe’s assault immunity challenged

Afrikaner lobby group Afriforum is heading to court to challenge a decision by the previous South African government to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Zimbabwe’s...

21 dead in Kenya after dam burst

By Thomas Mukoya A dam burst in Kenya after weeks of torrential rain, unleashing a torrent of water that smashed into two villages, killing at least...

Air France-KLM boss quits as staff reject pay deal

Air France-KLM chief Jean-Marc Janaillac has announced his resignation after French staff at the strike-hit airline rejected a new pay deal. "I accept the consequences...

S A army takes over hospital

South Africa has deployed troops to look after patients at a hospital in its troubled North West province after staff went on strike over...
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