[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).
[New Times] Rwanda has been named the recipient of the 2019 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Security.
[Deutsche Welle] Sudan’s government has signed a political declaration with rebels, calling it a major step toward ending years of civil war. A nationwide cease-fire was also extended as part of efforts to create a lasting peace.
[Deutsche Welle] Income inequality is reversed when Africans migrate to Europe, according to a new UN study about the reasons for moving.
[ICG] Following the ouster of Sudan’s strongman Omar al-Bashir, sustained pressure yielded a power-sharing agreement between the military and opposition alliance.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -After South Africa’s Constitutional Court upheld a high court ruling that declared corporal punishment at home unconstitutional, there were memes about African parents ignoring the ruling and beating their children anyway. That’s the way they were disciplined and they turned out fine – that’s the thinking.
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has given greenlight to State power supplier Zesa to increase electricity tariffs by over 400%.
[The Exchange] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the financing of Kenya’s north link road which when combined with the current section will make it the longest expressway in the country.
[Namibian] Close to 4 000 people died and 38 908 were injured in 23 072 vehicle accidents since 2014.
[Zimbabwe Independent] Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, currently recovering at a top hospital in China, where he underwent two operations to clear his blocked oesophagus, amid poisoning fears, last month dismissed security officials attached to him fearing they were spying on him and giving his political rivals information on his recovery bid.