Egypt urged to lift worker restrictions

Egypt urged to lift worker restrictions

As Egyptians join the rest of the world to mark Labour Day on Sunday, Human Rights Watch has urged the government to legalise independent trade unions and end the decades-long ...

Boko Haram ‘dislodged from Sambisa forest

Boko Haram ‘dislodged from Sambisa forest

The Nigerian army command has claimed that a large scale operation by its troops to smoke out Boko Haram insurgents from their Sambisa forest hideout in the northeastern state of ...

Ghana: Mahama leads Workers’ Day event

Ghana: Mahama leads Workers’ Day event

President John Mahama has been leading workers and the Trade Union of Ghana in Wa, Upper West region to celebrate May Day.The celebration was marked by workers groups at the Jubilee ...

Cameroon close to banning whiskey sachets

Cameroon close to banning whiskey sachets

The Cameroonian government has set September 12, 2016, as the target date to ban the manufacture and marketing of whiskey sachets and cans across the country by the Ministry of ...

Buhari in May Day vow to Nigerian workers

Buhari in May Day vow to Nigerian workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has told thousands of workers who gathered at Eagles Square in the Nigerian capital Abuja to mark May Day on Sunday that one of his government's topmost ...

Nigerian press zooms on 2017 budget preparation, minimum wage demand, monarch’s death

Nigerian press zooms on 2017 budget preparation, minimum wage demand, monarch’s death

The preparation of the 2017 national budget, the labour demand for increase in minimum wage and the death of the Oba of Benin were some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers ...

Ghana: Voter registration exercise dominates media

Ghana: Voter registration exercise dominates media

The opening of the Ghanaian voters register to newly qualified voters dominated Ghanaian media on Friday.The Daily Guide said chaos hit the registration exercise as two logos of the ...

Egypt urged to lift worker restrictions

As Egyptians join the rest of the world to mark Labour Day on Sunday, Human Rights Watch has urged the government to legalise independent trade unions and end the decades-long single official union system. “Egypt's government is ignoring the basic rights of workers to organize independently,� HRW's Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Nadim Houry was quoted as saying in a statement. The statement ...

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Boko Haram ‘dislodged from Sambisa forest

The Nigerian army command has claimed that a large scale operation by its troops to smoke out Boko Haram insurgents from their Sambisa forest hideout in the northeastern state of Borno has dislodged the militants.Speaking in the Borno State capital Maiduguri on Sunday, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole said government troops have reached the heart of the forest and had ...

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Ghana: Mahama leads Workers’ Day event

President John Mahama has been leading workers and the Trade Union of Ghana in Wa, Upper West region to celebrate May Day.The celebration was marked by workers groups at the Jubilee Park where workers wielded various placards demanding for enhanced conditions of service. Addressing the ceremony, President Mahama assured workers that his government would not turn a deaf ear to their plight. He admitted that ...

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S/Africa committed to workers’ rights – Zuma

The South African government remains unreservedly committed to ensuring the welfare and good condition of service for the country's workforce, President Jacob Zuma claimed on Sunday.Speaking in Moretele Park in the Pretoria suburb of Memelodi where he joined workers and their families to observe Workers' Day, the South African leader said to this end, his government had put in place progressive labour ...

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Cameroon close to banning whiskey sachets

The Cameroonian government has set September 12, 2016, as the target date to ban the manufacture and marketing of whiskey sachets and cans across the country by the Ministry of Industry.The ban is the result of a September 12, 2014 decision by the government, making it mandatory to apply the required standard for the manufacture of liquors and other spirits in Cameroon. This regulation excludes from the ...

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Buhari in May Day vow to Nigerian workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has told thousands of workers who gathered at Eagles Square in the Nigerian capital Abuja to mark May Day on Sunday that one of his government's topmost priorities was their welfare.Thousands of workers, representing the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had turned up at the square to celebrate May Day, a day which millions of workers around the world ...

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Nigerian airline sacks 100 workers

Nigeria's foremost airline, Aero Contractors, has sacked at least 100 workers in a comprehensive review of its activities.The airline sourced its personnel from Skyborne, a company that specializes in aviation personnel training. The Media Consultant to the airline, Mr. Simon Tumba, confirmed the dismissals on Saturday night. ``In the course of reorganising and repositioning its business, Aero Contractors ...

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Egypt demands probe into Egyptians’ killing in Libya

Egypt's public prosecutor is demanding an investigation into the killing of 13 Egyptians in the Libyan city of Bani Walid earlier in April.The office of the chief prosecutor said in a statement released on Saturday that the circumstance of their killing must be investigated by the Libyan authorities. The Foreign Affairs ministry in Cairo said last Wednesday that between 12- 16 illegal immigrants from Egypt ...

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Two S/Africa miners killed in earth tremor – AngolGold

Two South African mineworkers have died after a 3.5 magnitude tremor at an AngloGold Ashanti mine located at Carletonville in the West Rand district of Johannesburg, the miners have said.AngloGold Ashanti official Stewart Bailey said on Saturday: “A tremor at 120 level occurred at Savuka Mine that caused damage to one of the underground haulage (mining transport systems). “There were two people walking ...

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Nigerian press focuses on wages, 2016 budget

Nigerian newspapers on Sunday zoomed in on the disagreement over proposed increase in the minimum wage, signing of the 2016 appropriation bill, and the attack on the deputy governor Edo State. Vanguard reported that ahead of Workers' Day, also known as May Day, a faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, led by Joe Ajaero, has rejected the $250 national minimum wage proposal reportedly sent to the federal ...

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