A report directs President Biden on how to work within international allies to regulate digital currencies and assets.
South Africa's Lonmin Miners End Strike
Lonmin miners who went on strike last month have agreed to a 22 percent pay raise and will return to work this week. But the strike has taken a toll on South Africa's economy, and other mines still face unrest.
South Africa Vows To Clamp Down On Spreading Labor Unrest
Mining strikes against Lonmin Platinum continued in South Africa as the government vowed to crack down on the violence.
South African Activist Elder Epainette Mbeki Scolds ANC
Epainette Mbeki, mother of former South African President Thabo Mbeki and revered anti-Apartheid activist, recently criticized the country's ruling African National Congress which had pressured her son to resign in 2007. The ANC continues to have wide support in South Africa, but Mbeki stressed that its leaders needed to communicate better with the people or public unrest would increase amid the country's persistent economic disparities.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Insults Jamaicans, Sparking Fury And Introspection
Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, has chastised the men of Jamaica, suggesting they are all drunkards and dope addicts.
South Africa Mining Strikes Spread
The world's second-largest platinum producer said striking South African miners are demanding another 8 to 10 percent pay hike like the one they received in April that ended a six-week strike.
The Great Rhino Rescue: African Communities Band Together To Stop Horn Poaching
Rhino poaching has seen a resurgence in recent years due to an increase of demand for their horns in Asian markets. But all across Africa, local community members are working tocreate sanctuaries and lessen the risk of extinction.
The Drinking Tiger: Asian Beer Consumption Goes Up, Heralding Prosperity
It's a sign of good times in the Eastern Hemisphere: beer is becoming more and more popular in Asia.
African Astronauts? Sudan’s Bashir Calls For African Space Agency
Some critics question the need for a poor region like Africa to even consider such an expensive project as going into space.
Finance, Oil Ministries Push for Fuel Price Increase
The finance and oil ministries are lobbying for an increase in prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG, warning cabinet colleagues that time is running out to avert a fiscal disaster and a sovereign credit downgrade to junk by global ratings agencies.
Great White Shark Attack Victim Achmat Hassiem Wins Bronze At 2012 London Paralympics
Achmat Hasseim lost his right leg in a great white shark attack, and the Paralympic swimmer from South Africa used that frightening experience to propel himself to a bronze medal in Saturday's men's 100-meter butterfly in London.
South African Cops Fire On Miners Again As Unrest Spreads
Two weeks after the slaughter at the Marikana platinum mine shocked South Africa, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse striking miners at a gold mine near Johannesburg.
South Africa Drops Charges Against Comrades Of Slain Miners
South African prosecutors reversed course Sunday and provisionally dropped murder charges against 270 miners whose fellow strikers were gunned down by police on Aug. 16.
Alarming Levels Of Drug-Resistant TB Found Worldwide
In a large international study published in the Lancet medical journal on Thursday, researchers found rates of both multi drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) were higher than previously thought and were threatening global efforts to curb the spread of the disease.
Under-fire Meyer Recalls Louw to Springboks Squad
The South Africa rugby head coach has changes in store for his matches against Australia and New Zealand.
Circumcision Gets Blessing From Prominent U.S. Pediatric Group
A prominent pediatric organization points to circumcision's health benefits, but stops short of decreeing that all male infants should go under the knife.
No Fast Growth Rebound for India Amid Downgrade Fears
India's economy likely remained in its deepest slump for nine years in the quarter ending in June, but high inflation and polarized politics leave the country's leaders with limited scope to crank up growth.
Digging Deep: Lonmin Struggles To Get South African Miners Back To Work
Lonmin PLC, the platinum producer whose Marikana mine in South Africa was the site of deadly protests during the past several weeks, is pushing for a return to business as usual after an operations shutdown caused by a wildcat strike and a period of national mourning.
Made In Palestine? South Africa To Label West Bank Products, Angering Israel
The South African government has decided that all consumer goods produced on the West Bank must be labeled as coming from the occupied Palestinian territories -- and Israel is very angry.
South Africa May Declare ‘Wine War’ Against Britain To Protect Jobs
UK retail giants like Sainsbury and Tesco prefer to buy and move wine in bulk because they can transport higher volumes of the product at a cheaper cost.
Conservative Pastor Blames South African Mine Violence On Homosexuals, Abortion And Feminists
Naidoo’s inflammatory comments have been sharply criticized.
Platinum At 4-Month High On South African Labor Strife
Platinum rose to its highest level since early May on Wednesday and was set for its biggest weekly gain in 10 months as spreading labor unrest in top producer South Africa cast doubt over output for the year.
Gold Near 3-1/2 Month High on ECB Hopes
Gold on Wednesday hovered near a 3-1/2 month high hit in the previous session, as investors remained hopeful the European Central Bank would soon take action to contain the region's debt crisis.
Glencore Won't Pay More For Xstrata, Despite Qataris' Demand
Glencore International PLC (LON: GLEN), a commodity trading company based in Baar, Switzerland, has said it is prepared to bow out of talks to buy Xstrata PLC (LON: XTA) rather than give in to a demand for more money from a major shareholder of the giant mining company.
Making Sense Of Marikana: The Deep Divisions Behind South Africa?s Miner Massacre
South Africa's miner protests underscore a new dynamic -- the organizations that once wrested power from an oppressive minority are now being targeted as oppressors themselves.
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