Lonmin fears sackings could re-ignite S. Africa violence
Platinum producer Lonmin fears that sacking 3,000 striking South African mine workers, who face a Tuesday deadline to report back to their posts, could lead to more violence after police last week shot dead 34 miners in scenes reminiscent of apartheid bloodshed.
Maliâ€™s interim leaders announced a new government late Monday, months after a military coup unleashed political chaos that allowed an Islamist takeover of the north and forced nearly half a million people to flee their homes.
Dissident Ivorian forces are reported to have attacked the town of Douplay, 15 kilometers west of Abidjan. Intelligence sources informed the New Dawn-Liberia that during the attack which took place last Thursday, August 17, the dissidents also stormed a prison in the town and released one-hundred and nineteen prisoners believed to be loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, on Monday called on African governments to use state resources to invest in their citizens in order for them to attain the commanding heights to grow their economies.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have been warned of an impending food shortage as a result of poor rains this season.The Executive Secretary of SADC, Dr Tomaz Salomao, said here on Saturday that the region would experience an overall cereal deficit of 5.5 million tonnes.