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Front Page Last Updated: Apr 30, 2017 - 8:56:14 AM


Africa
Trafigura gives Zim US$1 billion bailout
SINGAPOREAN global commodities firm, Trafigura Group, has agreed to bail out the debt-ridden and broke Zimbabwe government with US$1,1 billion to pay off the World Bank’s arrears, the Zimbabwe Independent has established.

Apr 30, 2017 - 8:32:29 AM

Labour
South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?
The newly launched trade union grouping in South Africa – the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) – promises to be a voice for the growing numbers of unorganised and marginalised workers in the country. But, as the secretary of the South African Informal Traders Alliance warned delegates,

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:52:36 AM

Dark Side
Is Turkey's War on Syrian Kurds Becoming a War on the United States?
President Erdogan seems to believe he can bully Trump into abandoning his allies in the fight against ISIS.

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:50:58 AM

Research
Report Prompts Warnings That the Polar Region Is Unravelling
The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, suggests a huge assessment of the region. The warming is hastening the melting of Arctic ice and boosting sea-level rise

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:46:42 AM

Defence & Arms
Russian Desperation for More Soldiers Is Taking It to Dark Places
Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine and intensive military operations in Syria have caused a very big problem: a shortage of qualified people to man its occupation forces. This personnel gap, caused by permanent, heavy losses suffered by Russia’s forces, has drastically changed the scale and character of its military missions.

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:45:09 AM


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Labour
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