South Africa:South Africa’s Strike Rate Isn’t as Bad as It’s Made Out to Be

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s parliament is currently debating amendments to the Labour Relations Act that will change how workers can go on strike. For example, the amendments would require trade unions to hold secret ballots to decide on strike action and introduce a mechanism where strikes could be resolved through an advisory arbitration panel.

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Kenya:Kenya Dips Eight Places in Latest FIFA Rankings

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya’s poor performance against lowly ranked Comoros and Central Africa Republic in friendly matches in Morocco last month have come costly as the Harambee Stars have dipped eight places in the latest rankings released on Thursday.

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Africa:Using Data to Combat Prejudice Against Immigrants

[IPS] Buenos Aires -What are the contributions of migrants to trade, to the economy of their countries of destination and origin? This is an angle that is generally ignored in the international debate on the subject, which usually focuses more on issues such as the incidence of foreigners in crime or unemployment.

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Africa: Migrants Find Work as Beekeepers in Italy

[VOA] Alessandria -A group in Italy is training migrants — mostly from sub-Saharan Africa — as beekeepers, then pairing them with honey producers who need employees. Aid groups say new efforts by European leaders to stem the flow of migrants from Africa ignores the fact that Europe needs these workers

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South Africa: Blitzboks Bow Out to Scotland in Series Final

[Sascoc] If ever there was any doubt that the Rio Olympics rugby sevens gold medal is anyone’s for the taking, ask the Blitzboks as they went down to Scotland in the final of the last HSBC Sevens Series tournament of the year in London on Sunday evening.

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Nigeria: Super Eagles, One Step, Too Many

[Independent (Lagos)] It’s unfortunate that football in Nigeria which has always been the pride and joy of football lovers in the country is gradually going down the drain considering Nigeria’s latest FIFA rankings for the last month of the year (December), where the Super Eagles sits 66th in the world and 14th in Africa.

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