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Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word “shithole” to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that “are doing badly.” Reuters: Politics

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
South African Treasury says power constraints getting government attention

South African Treasury says power constraints getting government attention

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa's National Treasury said on Saturday electricity supply constraints were getting government attention at the highest level after rating agency Fitch affirmed its BBB rating but said an unstable power supply had led it to cut growth forecasts. Fitch warned that the negative outlook for Africa's most advanced but ailing economy […]

June 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
West African states call for end to border closures over Ebola

West African states call for end to border closures over Ebola

West African states should re-open their borders and end flight bans put in place to halt the spread of Ebola, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Thursday. The ECOWAS countries and airlines will make their own decisions on flight bans and borders, but the view of the main regional body, expressed […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
France’s Areva to refit South African nuclear plant

France’s Areva to refit South African nuclear plant

France's Areva won a contract to replace six steam generators at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power plant, state utility Eskom said on Saturday. The refit is part of a programme to install up to 9,600 megawatts of new nuclear power by 2030, as Africa’s largest economy tries to overcome chronic electricity shortages and slow greenhouse […]

August 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
GE to invest $2 billion to boost African energy, infrastructure

GE to invest $2 billion to boost African energy, infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Electric Co on Monday pledged to invest $ 2 billion in Africa by 2018 to boost infrastructure, worker skills and access to energy, an announcement timed to coincide with a U.S. summit meeting of nearly 50 African leaders. Reuters: Business News

August 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
South African platinum miners stage sit-in at Northam’s Dechaba

South African platinum miners stage sit-in at Northam’s Dechaba

About 2,000 South African mineworkers staged an underground sit-in at Northam Platinum's Dechaba mine, saying they will not leave until a fired union leader is reinstated. South Africa's platinum producers are bracing for more work stoppages as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and its rival the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) have […]

November 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Solar energy: African economies’ secret weapon

Solar energy: African economies’ secret weapon

In recent years, the continent has become a haven for renewable energy, spearheaded by small, tech savvy companies keen on capitalizing off of the global south’s hunger for energy. Technology news – CNNMoney.com

June 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
South African government lowers export quota for platinum producers

South African government lowers export quota for platinum producers

South African platinum producers are already enduring significant production drops caused by the massive strike activities among mining workers. Now that the situation is somewhat back to normal, the … General GoldMoney feed

December 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
South African government lowers export quota for platinum producers

South African government lowers export quota for platinum producers

South African platinum producers are already enduring significant production drops caused by the massive strike activities among mining workers. Now that the situation is somewhat back to normal, the … Gold news

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More