Category Archives: Business

More than a dozen tornadoes recorded over past 10 years in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, A severe thunderstorm that produced a tornado near New Hanover on Tuesday is among 17 which has ripped through parts of South Africa in the last decade.

At least two people were killed and 20 injured in the storm, …

South African Airways cancels flights ahead of strike

JOHANNESBURG, South African Airways (SAA) said it was cancelling all its flights as thousands of workers vowed to press ahead with an indefinite strike from Friday, after the troubled national carrier announced a major retrenchment plan.

Around 3,000 workers, including …

South African Airways restructuring to affect nearly 1,000 workers

PRETORIA, South Africa’s troubled state-owned airline announced a restructuring process that could affect 944 employees and lead to job losses.

South African Airways (SAA) is deep in debt and has been struggling despite several government bail outs.

Finance Minister Tito …

Gambia Sues Myanmar for Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

UNITED NATIONS – In a highly unusual move, the tiny West African nation of The Gambia on Monday filed a lawsuit against Myanmar, accusing it of perpetrating a genocide on ethnic Rohingya Muslims which forced hundreds of thousands to flee …

US Somali Election Winners Urge Women Back Home to Take Up Politics

Two Somali-American women who won local elections this week are calling for full participation of women in Somalia’s politics, peace and development efforts.

Voters on Tuesday elected Nadia Mohamed for an at-large seat in St. Louis Park, a western suburb …