Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

1,800 mine workers trapped underground in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, At least 1,800 mine workers have been trapped underground after some rails that were being transported underground became loose and collapsed a shaft at a platinum mine in the North West province of South Africa.

There have been no …

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito pledged Wednesday to stand by the Japanese people as he formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, the day after his father’s historic abdication ushered in a new imperial era.

It was the first time in more than …

President of Seychelles announces increases in minimum wage, social security, retirement pensions in Labour Day address

The government of Seychelles will implement an increase in the national minimum wage, social security payments and retirement pensions at the beginning of 2020, President Danny Faure announced in his Labour Day address on Tuesday.

Here in Seychelles, Labour Day …

AP Explains: Ruling Against Olympian Caster Semenya

GENEVA In one of the most ethically and scientifically challenging cases in modern sports law, two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her appeal of a rule that requires women to medically reduce their natural levels of testosterone in order to …

Seychellois fans turn out in droves to see Africa’s Bob Marley — Alpha Blondy — during packed 90-minute set

Several hundreds of reggae fans in Seychelles converged at the Mini Stadium in Victoria on Tuesday evening for a concert by popular Ivorian artist Alpha Blondy and his band The Solar System.

Fans danced energetically during the 90-minute show, which …