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South Africa: Mine Strikes Showdown Looms

Gold Fields said miners striking at its Free State operations would be sacked this week if they don't report for work. The miners remain...

Kenya: ‘MPs are Thieves and Greedy Hyenas’

Demonstrators marched in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday after lawmakers voted themselves a $110 000 send-off bonus, with tax hikes expected to pay for...

South Africa’s Strike Wave Hits Whole Mining Sector, Spreads to Transport

The strike wave that began at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine is now engulfing South Africa’s platinum, gold and coal mining industries and has spread...

Jacob Zuma Uses Police to Block Julius Malema From Speaking to...

In a show of force, South African police blocked former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema from an event where striking miners were to...

South African Miners Descend On Platinum Mine as Protests Spread

A large group of striking South African miners braved the scorching Rustenburg sun to protest at the entrance to Lonmin's Eastern Platinum mine on...

Report: Black Unemployment More Widespread Than Previously Thought

High rates of Black unemployment have spread beyond the Midwestern rustbelt states that were home to dismal rates of employment before the recession, says a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

Black Foreign-Born Workers Have Highest Jobless Rate in America

A new study dispels the myth that immigrant workers are taking good-paying jobs away from American-born workers. According to “The Low Wages of Black Immigrants,” released last week by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), black workers, whether they were born in the United States or in a foreign country, have the highest unemployment rate, period.