[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).
MILLIONS OF SHIAS will walk to the holy city of Karbala this month, ending the annual mourning period for Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, who was killed 14 centuries ago. But Iraqi pilgrims will also wail for the 110 people, all Shia, whom their government has killed during recent protests. The authorities have imposed curfews, switched off the internet and arrested hundreds
LIGHT-FINGERED tyrants are looking back wistfully.
[VOA] As many as 35 Russian mercenaries are reported to have been killed in Libya while they were fighting for Khalifa Haftar, the military general most associated with the rule of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, who launched an offensive earlier this year on the Libyan capital of Tripoli, home to the country’s internationally-recognized government, according to a Russian media.
[GroundUp] Long queues, no toilets: the closure of the old paypoints leaves pensioners in the lurch
AN AIR OF Malthusian gloom hangs over smallhold farmers in Sironko, in eastern Uganda. In the old days, they say, their parents reaped plentiful harvests from fields fed with manure.
[New Frame] Capitalist platitudes rise to the surface in South Africa’s Heritage Month. In the wake of the xenophobic attacks, as citizens we must have conversations about our migrant culture.
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday met the Mugabe family members at his Munhumutapa Offices where they expressed appreciation on Government support rendered to former President Robert Mugabe during his illness and the efforts being made to repatriate his remains from Singapore.
[The Herald] China stands with Africa in calling for the “immediate and unconditional” removal of all illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western countries, Beijing’s Ambassador to Harare Mr Guo Shaochun has said.
[AIM] Maputo -Domue (Mozambique), 30 Aug (AIM) – China will import 60,000 tonnes of Mozambican tobacco a year, as from 2020, making it the second largest importer of this cash crop, according to President Filipe Nyusi.