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UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force

The United Nations Security Council has renewed the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but decided to cut its numbers. The 15-member council on Friday unanimously renewed the $1.2bn mission for another year amid warnings that violence was spreading across the country ahead of elections

What's behind South African finance minister's sacking?

South Africa’s political and economic crisis has taken another twist. President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan just months after appointing him to the job. Nine other ministers have also been fired in an unprecedented cabinet reshuffle. Zuma’s decision is facing strong criticism from both ruling party members and the opposition. They

Jacob Zuma sacks Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has come under mounting pressure over his decision to sack Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, in a dramatic cabinet reshuffle after days of speculation that rocked the country’s markets and currency. A statement from the president’s office in the early hours of Friday said Zuma had replaced Gordhan with Malusi Gigaba,

Remembering the anti-apartheid giant Ahmed Kathrada

Johannesburg, South Africa – Flags were lowered to half-mast and mourners lined the streets outside Westpark Cemetery on Wednesday morning. Many embraced tearfully as the white hearse, escorted by a fleet of police motorcycles and bearing the coffin draped in the ruling African National Congress flag of green, yellow and

US demands cuts to UN's DRC troop deployment

The United States is calling for cuts to the UN mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo before long-delayed elections are held this year. About 19,000 UN troops are protecting Congolese people from violence, but the US is calling for a reduction to personnel amid increasing attacks and instability. Al Jazeera’s

Questions raised over South Africa's new minimum wage

South Africa’s government is going to introduce the country’s first national minimum wage, meaning more than six million of the lowest-paid workers will have more money in their pockets. But some critics say at $1.60 an hour, it’s far too low. Others argue it’s too high and will stifle economic

Africa Finance Corporation a généré une excellente croissance financière et opérationnelle en 2016

Andrew Alli, président et directeur général de l’AFC LAGOS, Nigéria, 30 mars 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), une grande institution multilatérale panafricaine de financement et de développement de projet, annonce aujourd’hui ses résultats pour l’exercice financier 2016. Une performance financière solide• Résultat global de 115,3 millions de dollars US,

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

The Ethiopian parliament has extended by four months a state of emergency it declared six months ago after almost a year of often violent anti-government demonstrations. The widely expected extension comes amid reports of continued violence and anti-government activities in some rural areas. At least 500 people were killed by security forces during the year

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