[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.
[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.
[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.
[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
[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.
[The Conversation Africa] One of the remarkable outcomes of the climate change negotiations in Paris is an initiative launched by 28 billionaires on the sidelines of COP21 to push for an increase in funding for clean energy technologies.
[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.
[Nation] The Kenya Sevens team will have a challenging match ahead in the World Rugby Sevens Series after they were handed champions South Africa and Dubai Sevens finalist England, at Cape Town Sevens due this weekend.
[SACSIS]South African economic prospects have recently been downgraded, yet again, by major credit ratings agencies (CRA’s). The nation’s sovereign rating now stands just above junk bond status.
[This Day]Sao Paolo -The Super Eagles yesterday morning arrived Curitiba at about 10:30am (2:30pm Nigerian time) ahead of tomorrow’s Group F clash with Iran at the Arena da Baixada.