Africa
Omar al-Bashir’s political party banned in Sudan

A decree was passed yesterday prohibiting the participation of al-Bashir’s National Congress Party (NCP) in political activities for 10 years. The properties and assets of the party are to be confiscated and its members removed from all public institutions.

Zimbabwe doctors After two months without pay, senior doctors in Zimbabwe join strike

The senior doctors are demanding the reinstatement of the nearly 450 juniors doctors who have been fired, and measures to address the severe shortage of manpower and medicines

S'bu Zikode of Abahlali baseMjondolo_Peoples Dispatch “We are committed to seizing true freedom”

S’bu Zikode of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa, talks about the attacks on their occupations, the nature of state response and the possibilities of resistance at a social and political level.

South African Airways strike South African Airways strike concludes as management concedes to unions’ demands

The management has agreed to a wage hike, an education bursary for employees and to set up a task force to review contracts given to private companies. It will also defer retrenchments it had earlier announced

Ghana doctors call off strike after government cowers to demands

With a previous Conditions of Service agreement – signed after a three-week long strike in 2015 – having expired on January 1 this year, the Ghana Medical Association had warned of another strike that could cripple public healthcare, if the government did not sign a new agreement by November 17

SA Abahlali South African police arrests shack dwellers’ leader for protesting illegal demolitions

Melita Ngcobo, the chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo’s Vusimuzi branch in the Tembisa township, was assaulted and arrested while protesting the illegal demolition of shacks, which had been barred by a court

South African Airways strike set to intensify after management withdraws offer

After offering a 8% salary hike and the setting up of a team to look into private contracts, the management suddenly declared it didn’t have the funds for the former and mandate for the latter

South Africa refugees Refugees demanding safety violently evicted from UNHCR premises in South Africa

Around 700 refugees had been camping outside the UNHCR offices in Pretoria since October 8, following a wave of xenophobic violence in the country in September

Zimbabwe doctors strike Zimbabwe government threatens to sack more striking doctors

Junior and mid-level doctors in Zimbabwe’s government hospitals, whose monthly salaries have dropped from USD 1,800 per month to USD 80, have been on strike since September 3. 286 doctors have been fired

Workers from subsidiaries of South African Airways likely to join strike

Over 3,000 employees of South Africa Airways are on strike since November 15 demanding an 8% hike in salaries, the scrapping of retrenchment plans and the insourcing of employees. Workers from the airline’s subsidiaries are likely to join the strike too

Kenya health workers strike Kenyan health workers resume strike after government fails to honor promises

While the health workers of Taita-Taveta county went on strike protesting the government’s failure to pay arrears, the workers of Nairobi country are demanding promotions they were due

South African unions_Investment Summit main South African unions call government’s Investment Summit a bluff

Trade unions argue that the summit only raises false hopes of economic revival and demanded that the government, instead, take concrete steps like doubling the corporate tax, setting capital controls and increasing public and social expenditure

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