Africa: Poverty, Education and Inclusion Top New General Assembly President’s Priority List

[UN News] Back in June, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected by acclamation to preside over the 74th session of the General Assembly, which kicks off in New York in just over a week.

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Nigeria: Minimum Wage – Govt, Public Servants Again Fail to Reach Agreement

[Premium Times] The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Representatives of the Federal Government have again failed to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage.

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Southern Africa: Xenophobia – Zimbabwean Govt to Evacuate 171 People From South Africa

[The Herald] GOVERNMENT will evacuate at least 171 Zimbabweans from South Africa following the death of two locals in ongoing xenophobic violence. This was said by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa while presenting the 32nd Cabinet Decision Matrix yesterday.

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Africa: Xenophobia – Time for Cool Heads to Prevail in Nigeria and South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have ignited the long-standing tensions between the country and Nigeria. These are captured in the retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria and the diplomatic outrage by Nigerian authorities.

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Xenophobic violence flares in South Africa

WAVING FIGHTINGsticks, improvised spears and shields, they advanced like an army through the streets of central Johannesburg, chanting and singing in Zulu: “Foreigners must go back to where they came from.” As they went they looted and burned shops, attacked a mosque and killed two people.

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