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  • >>7.5 million need humanitarian aid in DRC
    [2016-01-12]

    Decades of successive crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left 7.5 million people, in need of humanitarian aid...

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  • >> Nigeria's central bank cuts policy interest rate to spur growth
    [2015-12-01]

    Nigeria's central bank cuts policy interest rate to 11%, cash reserve ratio to 20% to spur growth ...

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  • >> Namibia - Amendments to the Local Authorities Bill, restricting foreign land acquisitions
    [2015-11-16]

    Dilution of proposed amendments to Namibian land laws likely amid constitutional debate, but with foreign purchase restrictions ...

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  • >> Nigeria to sell, buy oil directly, cut out the middlemen
    [2015-11-04]

    Nigeria will start selling and buying oil and gasoline directly to cut out middlemen and curb graft...

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  • >> Nigeria planning 25 billion infrastructure fund
    [2015-10-30]

    Nigeria plans to set up a $25bn infrastructure fund to invest in the transport and energy sectors in Africa's most populous nation...

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  • >> Angola's proposed reform of land-ownership laws to facilitate private ownership
    [2015-10-20]

    Angola's proposed reform of land-ownership rules likely to reduce regulatory burden, especially in agricultural and mining sectors...

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  • >> South Sudan's President creates 18 states
    [2015-10-14]

    South Sudanese president's creation of 18 additional states likely to increase risks of policy instability and to cargo ...

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  • >> Zimbabwean President suggests business reforms
    [2015-09-11]

    Zimbabwean president suggests business reforms, international re-engagement, but policy and succession uncertainty likely to deter significant investment ...

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  • >> Vietnam - Employers give skilled graduates priority over cheap graduates
    [2015-08-26]

    Employers are increasingly looking at working skills and job-hopping probability rather than competitive salary requirements when hiring new graduates, according to a survey by Jobstreet.com reported in HR in Asia....

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  • >> Mugabe government won't make it to 2016
    [2015-08-18]

    Zimbabwe's former finance minister Tendai Biti has reportedly said that President Robert Mugabe's regime won't manage the country's current economic turmoil beyond the next four months....

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  • >> Zambia to cut copper mine's power supply by 30% on shortage
    [2015-08-14]

    Zambian power providers will reduce supplies to mines in Africa's second-biggest copper producer by 30 percent......

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  • >> Obama in Kenya: 'Africa is on the move'
    [2015-07-31]

    President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent "on the move" on Saturday as he opened a US-sponsored business summit in Kenya......

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  • >> Obama leaves US for Africa trip to Kenya, Ethiopia
    [2015-07-24]

    President Barack Obama left Washington for Kenya on Thursday in a trip that will also include a stop in the Ethiopian capital and a visit to the home of the African Union....

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  • >> Nigeria - 80% of online jobs are fake
    [2015-07-17]

    The majority of jobs advertised online in Nigeria are from scammers looking to exploit desperate jobseekers......

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  • >> Asia - Workers rally against government labour reforms
    [2015-07-13]

    Tens of thousands of South Korean workers held May Day rallies on Friday, vowing to wage an "all-out general strike" ...

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  • >> Kenya tries to voluntarily send Somalis home
    [2015-06-12]

    A Kenyan government official says it has a goal of getting 100 000 Somali refugees to voluntarily go back home by the end of the year....

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  • >> Namibia - Labour ministry planning changes with new labour relations directorate
    [2015-06-01]

    Namibia's Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation has announced a new labour relations directorate......

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  • >> Niger - ILO Convention on private employment agencies ratified
    [2015-05-26]

    Niger, the largest country in West Africa, has become the latest country to ratify the International Labour Organization's Convention No. 181 on Private Employment Agencies (1997)....

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  • >> Philippines - Jobs growth expected from ASEAN intergration
    [2015-05-20]

    The Philippines' technical-vocational sector is expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), reports bworldonline.com....

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  • >> Vietnam - Top global outsourcing market list for the first time
    [2015-05-20]

    Vietnam has become the world's top outsourcing location for the first time in terms of costs, risks, and operational conditions, according to new research from global real estate adviser...

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  • >> South Sudan army advancing
    [2015-05-19]

    Juba - South Sudan's army is advancing on a key rebel enclave, a spokesperson said on Monday, as UN and aid agencies warned fighting had cut hundreds of thousands of civilians off from "life-saving aid"......

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  • >> Zimbabwe - Casualisation of the labour market is detrimental
    [2015-05-14]

    The casualisation of the Zimbabwean labour market is a subject of great concern, according to Nhamo Kwaramba there is an increase of casual employees filling positions that are permanent in nature...

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  • >> Africa - Scientists Race to Beat Mosquito Resistance in Fight Against Malaria
    [2015-05-07]

    London -Mosquitoes are rapidly developing resistance to insecticides used in bednets that millions of people rely on to protect them from malaria, experts say....

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  • >> Sudan - After the Elections, Time for New Ideas
    [2015-05-07]

    If this was a boxing match the referee would never have let it go the distance. Omar al Bashir received 94% of the vote in overwhelmingly one-sided elections that were boycotted by the opposition ...

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  • >> UN workers killed in deadly attack by Al-Shabab Islamists in Somalia
    [2015-04-30]

    SOMALIAS al-Shabab Islamists have killed seven people including four UN workers by setting off a huge bomb which ripped through a staff bus in the north-eastern town of Garowe....

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  • >> Nigeria - Fierce Battle in Sambisa: Boko Haram's Top Commanders Killed, More Women, Children Rescued
    [2015-04-30]

    One soldier died, four others were injured as Boko Haram terrorists battled in vain to retain nine major camps in the dreaded Sambisa forest where more women and children were found and rescued....

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  • >> Zimbabwe - President Mugabe Urges Migrants in South Africa to Return Home
    [2015-04-30]

    Zimbabweans leave South Africa following xenophobic violence. ...

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  • >> South Africa - Labour Brokers to challenge labour relations act amendments
    [2015-04-20]

    The changes to the Act, which came into effect at the beginning of this month, have already been blamed for the closure of some labour broking companies. The African...

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  • >> South Africa - Misinterpretation of labour law amendments could be devastating for businesses, the workforce and the economy
    [2015-04-13]

    South Africa's amended Labour Relations Act will have a devastating impact, not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry, but also on the economy...

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