South Africa’s unemployment has risen to its highest in 14 years, with agriculture and informal sectors shedding jobs and more people refraining from job hunting in the first quarter — a sign that the country’s economy may be headed for recession.
The soldiers, who had blocked roads in major cities in the country since Friday, have now agreed to return to their barracks
The revolt began in Bouake early Friday before spreading quickly, following a pattern similar to a mutiny in January by the same group that paralyzed parts of the West African state and marred its image as a post-war success story.
The World Health Organization, WHO, has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an individual was confirmed to have died of the virus in the country’s North East.
A Somali minister was killed during a shootout between two sets of government bodyguards on the streets of Mogadishu on Wednesday.
Pope Francis is in Egypt on a visit aimed at improving Christian-Muslim dialogue, three weeks after bombing of two Coptic churches killed 45 people.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been in power since the end of British colonial rule in the country in 1980.
According to the statement, any assets owned by the two individuals in the US will be frozen, while US citizens have been barred from doing business with them.
Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency after ISIS bombed two churches in a horror Palm Sunday attack which left 49 dead and over 100 injured.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions, COSATU, a federation of all the trade unions in the country, has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down, saying that he was no longer the “right person” to lead the country.