Outcry Over South Africa’s Multiple Husbands Proposal

Outcry Over South Africa’s Multiple Husbands Proposal

A proposal by the South African government to legalise polyandry – when a woman has more than one husband at the same time – has led to howls of protest from conservative quarters.  This does not surprise Professor Collis Machoko,...
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US Bans Investment In China’s Shipbuilders

US Bans Investment In China’s Shipbuilders

The Biden administration has banned U.S. investments in Chinese companies allegedly linked to China’s military, expanding hard-line policies introduced by the previous administration.  The executive order bans American citizens from investing in some of...
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Sierra Leone Ratifies China Railway, Port Lease Agreement

Sierra Leone Ratifies China Railway, Port Lease Agreement

The Parliament of Sierra Leone has ratified the China Kingho Company’s rail and port lease agreement, the company told Xinhua on Saturday.  The agreement will allow Kingho Railway and Port Company Limited to manage and operate the infrastructure of the....
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India Hospitals Overwhelmed As Covid-19 Spreads From Cities To Small Towns

India Hospitals Overwhelmed As Covid-19 Spreads From Cities To Small Towns

India has reached the devastating figure of 200,000 coronavirus deaths, with the pressure on many hospitals showing no sign of abating amid a surging second wave. According to BBC, the real number of fatalities is thought to be far greater,...
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India Hospitals Send SOS As Covid Toll Surges

India Hospitals Send SOS As Covid Toll Surges

Indian hospitals say their patients are dying because of a shortage of oxygen as Covid case numbers and deaths set new records for a third day running. India has recorded nearly a million infections in three days, with 346,786 new...
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South African Uber Drivers Join Global Push For Worker Rights

South African Uber Drivers Join Global Push For Worker Rights

A group of South African Uber drivers are to go to court to seek rights including compensation for unpaid overtime and holiday pay, their lawyers said on Tuesday, hoping for a similar victory to that of British drivers this month.In both Britain...
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Meghan, Prince Harry Expecting Second Child

Meghan, Prince Harry Expecting Second Child

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple has said. Harry and Meghan are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turned one last May.  A...
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China Declares $7.77b Auto Export In November

China Declares $7.77b Auto Export In November

China’s automobile imports and exports expanded further in November, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Last month, the import and export volume of automobile commodities totaled 16.3 billion U.S. dollars,...
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Customs Impounds 43 kg Of Gold

Customs Impounds 43 kg Of Gold

Malian customs has seized 88 gold bars, weighing 143 kg, with an estimated value of over 4 billion CFA francs, PANA learned Tuesday from Customs sources in Bamako. The gold was found on a vehicle heading to the Mali-Guinea border. Two passengers...
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COVID-19 Claims 1,500 Teachers

COVID-19 Claims 1,500 Teachers

COVID-19 took a huge toll on South Africa’s education system as 1,493 teachers succumbed to the virus this year, said Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshega. The minister said the 2020 academic year was most challenging due to the disruption caused...
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Railway Employs 25,000 New Staff

Railway Employs 25,000 New Staff

Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national railway operator, counted 25,000 more new hires than in 2020, even when fewer people were taking the train due to the Coronavirus pandemic, management announced on Thursday. German Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer praised...
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Report: India’s Economy To Return To Normal Faster Than Expected

Report: India’s Economy To Return To Normal Faster Than Expected

Barclays lifted its fiscal 2022 growth forecast for the Indian economy to 8.5% from an earlier projection of 7%, saying the country would “return to normal” faster than expected as the COVID-19 curve in the world’s second-most populous nat...
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China Exempts 97 Per Cent Of Burkinabe Products From Customs Duties

China Exempts 97 Per Cent Of Burkinabe Products From Customs Duties

The Chinese embassy in Burkina Faso has presented a mechanism for exempting 97 per cent of products of Burkinabe origin from customs duties, in order to “boost trade cooperation” by increasing the volume of exports to its market, according to off...
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COVID-19: India Announces Another Stimulus Package

COVID-19: India Announces Another Stimulus Package

India’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a stimulus package worth 265,000 crore Indian Rupees (over 35 billion U.S. dollars) to boost the economy, amid slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fresh stimulus measures in the form of...
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