[GroundUp] “We can’t just blame the farmers for poor farm worker wages,” said Baldemar Velásquez, an American labour activist and president of the Farm Labor Organising Committee (FLOC).
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lonely Planet has rated eSwatini, Liberia and Morocco among “the best of the best” in its list of top 10 countries to visit in 2020. The travel guide company based its selection on topicality, unique experiences and ‘wow’ factor. Sustainable travel was also considered to encourage travellers to make positive impacts in their journeys.
[News24Wire] A huge bag of chicken and bunches of spinach were being prepared for hundreds of foreign nationals still camping out at the UN High Commission for Refugees’ offices in Cape Town’s CBD on Monday in the hopes of being evacuated from SA amid safety fears.
[Observer] Looking back on history and reflecting on the experience of the Daily Observer, this newspaper is constrained to question whether national policy and decision makers, including President Weah who sits at the helm of government, do follow history or whether they have learnt or are learning anything from the history of resistance to oppression in Liberia, particularly the clamp down on free expression.
[RFI] President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana’s ruling party is facing a daunting challenge from three candidates in the upcoming general election: Duma Boko, of the Umbrella for Democratic Change’s, Ndaba Gaolathe, from the Alliance for Progressives, and the Botswana Patriotic Front’s Biggie Butale.
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Since the beginning of the year, Kenyan women have been complaining about the quality of the pads that Proctor and Gamble (P&G), the manufacturers of Always pads, distributes in Kenya.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Paltry sums of international funding are being allocated to help poor families cook with modern, clean methods, exposing them to deadly household air pollution
[News24Wire] In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court has ruled that sections of the Intimidation Act are unconstitutional, finding that it limits the right to freedom of expression.
[Nyasa Times] College of Medicine has swiftly moved in to investigate reports that some of its lecturers were luring female students into sex for better grades during examinations.
[Ghanaian Times] South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar on Sunday threatened to pull out of a September 2018 peace agreement if President Salva Kiir goes ahead to form a unity government without resolving outstanding security issues.