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S.African protests over new minimum wage

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Several thousand protestors marched through Johannesburg Wednesday to demonstrate against a proposed minimum wage, a new test for President Cyril Ramaphosa who took office in February. South Africa, which is suffering record unemployment, is due to introduce the 20 rand ($1.60) hourly minimum wage, but …

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Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses call off strike

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Thousands of Zimbabwe nurses who were sacked after they went on strike for better wages have been told to return to work by their union, in a bid to allow fresh negotiations with the government. Some 15,000 nurses fighting for better work conditions walked out …

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Zimbabwe nurses stage public protest after being sacked

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Scores of Zimbabwe nurses on Friday protested in Harare’s central city park after the government dismissed them for striking over low salaries and poor working conditions. The nurses, who wore their white uniforms, demanded the government reverse its decision to fire the majority of the …

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Zimbabwe warns strikes threaten economic recovery

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe warned Thursday that a string of strikes threatened efforts to revive the economy after the ousting of Robert Mugabe, as a stand-off with striking nurses deepened. The government on Tuesday sacked the majority of 15,000 nurses who started industrial action this week shortly after …

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MAKERERE: Undergraduate fees increment suspended, strike called off

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has capitulated to demands by students and suspended planned fees increments for several undergraduate courses. The suspension comes on the heel of a strike that started on Monday. The suspension came after an all-day meeting on Wednesday between university management led …

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Striking Angola teachers win new pay deal

1942, Angola | AFP | Angolan teachers on Friday ended a strike after reaching a deal with the government on pay and conditions, their union said. The teachers had begun the walk-out, originally planned to last for three weeks, on Monday in what was seen as President Joao Lourenco’s first …

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Air France cancels 30 percent of flights due to strikes

Paris, France | AFP | Air France said Saturday that hundreds of its flights have been cancelled as pilots, cabin crew and ground staff pursued a fifth day of strikes aimed at securing higher pay. The walkout has affected international and domestic travel, with a quarter of long-haul flights cancelled. Around …

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Chad public sector back to work after seven-week strike

  N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Civil servants in Chad returned to work on Tuesday after a strike over austerity measures paralysed the impoverished country’s public sector for seven weeks. Trade unions had called the strike in late January after the government slashed civil servants’ pay, and the whole public sector …

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Ethiopians strike over state of emergency

Burayu, Ethiopia | AFP | Businesses closed in Ethiopia’s capital and its largest region on Monday to protest a state of emergency declared after the prime minister’s resignation last month. Shops were shut and roads deserted in parts of the capital Addis Ababa and in towns in the surrounding Oromia …

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