Strike hit uranium mines to be sold

South Africa’s miners’ union says it will try to block the sale uranium mines sucked into billion euro losses by a marathon pay strike earlier this year. The country’s Labour Ministry says the three-week strike by metalworkers, the largest union, could be settled by week’s end. The National Union of Mineworkers was not the majority […]

Boko Haram controls Nigerian town

Vigilantes say Boko Haram has seized control of the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damboa. Security forces dispute this and say reinforcements are being poured in. More than 15 000 people have been displaced by the fighting. The attack on Damboa began last Thursday and continued through the weekend. Witnesses say civilians were left defenceless by the […]