Unions are pressing for a three-year guarantee of job security and an 8 percent across-the-board wage hike, while pilots accepted a 5.9% and will not participate in the strike.
For the first time in 127 years, a black man captained the South African national team, the Springboks, to a Rugby World Cup victory. But his story should not fool us into thinking South Africa has overcome its racist past.
Instead of nudging Harare towards reforms, the targeted sanctions have become a lucrative cover for non-performance, incompetence and unbridled corruption by the ruling elites.
South Africa will face England in World cup finals after defeating Wales with a 19-16 victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final match in Japan.
Botswana voted on Wednesday to elect 57 national assemblies and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the winning party set to become president.
Unemployment in the landlocked southern African country stands at around 20 percent and stark inequalities still exist despite state spending on health and education.
Of Botswana's 2.2 million people, 924,000 registered voters will elect 57 national assembly and 490 local government representatives.
The country's High Court denied Zuma's bid for a permanent stay of prosecution over 16 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal dating back to before he took office in 2009.
Since the beginning of the year, some 50 people, mainly government detractors, have been abducted and tortured in Zimbabwe, but it is not easy to say who could be behind these heinous crimes.
President Muhammadu Buhari met his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa and stressed the importance of avoiding a repeat of attacks against foreigners that occurred in the country.
Animal activists are trying to stop shipment of more than 60,000 goats, sheep, and cows to Kuwaiti by saying many of the crammed animals would die on the way.
The family touched down in Cape Town for a 10-day trip in South Africa and other countries in the region. They visited charities conservation and HIV prevention projects.
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