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Burkina tourist hub loses Western visitors to jihadist threat

Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso | AFP | “They’ve placed us in the red zone, which means the tourists aren’t coming like before. Even the aid workers don’t come,” said Antoine Atiou, governor of Burkina Faso’s Hauts-Bassins region. The “red zone” refers to the risk of jihadist attacks — a top-end warning by …

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Auto suppliers hit as GM strike in US grinds on

New York, United States | AFP |  As the General Motors strike grinds on, more auto suppliers and contractors are sending workers home, adding to the economic drag on Michigan and other US midwestern car manufacturing hubs. The idling affects companies that supply parts, computer systems and raw materials to GM …

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U.S. Steel job cuts highlight EU sector woes

Kosice, Slovakia | AFP |  As day breaks through smudged tram windows, Slovak workers heading to the U.S. Steel Kosice plant mull their fate after hearing the company plans to sack a fifth of them. Some stare silently at the morning haze behind the chimneys of the sprawling communist-era factory. With …

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Wolfram mining company lays off workers in Rubanda

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  KI3R Minerals International Limited, a United Kingdom-based company that is mining Wolfram in Nyamuriro Wolfram Mines, Muko Sub County Rubanda district has laid off its workers. The mines which cover 175 acres were revived by KI3R Minerals Limited in December 2016 after a takeover from …

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One miner missing, 11 others injured in Ntungamo mine

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  One miner is missing following an accident at Mwerasandhu Tin mines in Rwamwire-Ruhaama Sub County in Ntungamo district. The mine, which belongs to German firm, Zanak Holdings caved in on Wednesday injuring eleven miners. Some of the workers told URN that they were called in …

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Gov’t to export 80,000 workers to UAE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is in need of 80,000 Ugandans to work in United Arabs Emirates in the next 12 months. On 26th June 2019 Government through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social development signed a bilateral Agreement with the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) in …

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The coming Community Health Workers

Experts query their cost and compare them to current VHTs Kampala, Uganda |  FLAVIA NASSAKA | Flue, cough, headache, or diarrhea; these simple ailments can be quite uncomfortable. But are they worth going to a health facility to get treated, especially if it is far away, crowded, and the doctor might …

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Chinese companies monitor workers brains

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It sounds like something out of a science fiction, but according to recent news reports, Chinese companies are using special helmets to monitor workers’ brain activity in order to reduce stress and manipulate break times so that they can produce more. Employee brainwave uses sensors …

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