Daily Archives: March 6, 2019

South Africa’s mines minister calls on police to quell violence at Sibanye mine

JOHANNESBURG, Growing unrest at Sibanye-Stillwater’s South African gold operations has left nine people dead since workers downed tools in November, prompting the country’s mines minister to call on the police to step in and protect the local community.

Mineral Resources …

One Year On, Africa Free Trade Deal Nears Reality

Almost a year after the formal launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the plan is inching toward the 22-country threshold needed for implementation.

The African Union envisioned the free trade zone spanning the entire continent � with …

C. Africa president meets pope, sticks by troubled peace deal

Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera, during a visit to the Vatican Tuesday, stood by his country’s peace deal the day after several militia groups rejected it and the new government.

“We are seeking peace, and in the agreement there are …

New Mothers Suffer Nerves, Guilt as Maternity Leave Ends

LONDON Many new mothers worldwide express anxiety and guilt about leaving their babies to return to work, and some worry their nations’ maternity policies reflect societies that value productivity over raising children.

In a series of interviews for Reuters ahead …

6 Sri Lankans detained in Seychelles on suspicion of illegal fishing

Six Sri Lankan nationals are being detained in Seychelles after the vessel they were onboard was intercepted in the waters of the island nation on suspicion of illegal fishing, said the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces.

The Sri Lankan nationals, who …