Unemployment rate drops from 26.4% to 25% in second quarter

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. (SUNDAY TIMES)

Unemployment rate drops from 26.4% to 25% in second quarter

Unemployment in South Africa surprisingly fell to 25% in the second quarter of this year from 26.4% in the first quarter as the economy created jobs even though economic growth is weak while business confidence is low, Statistics SA figures showed. According to BusinessDay “Stats SA reported that 198,000 jobs were created in the second […]

Re-registration Deadline for Somalia TPS is July 31, 2015

Re-registration Deadline for Somalia TPS is July 31, 2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has set Friday, July 31, 2015, as the deadline for current Somalia Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries to re-register for the 18-month extension of TPS that runs from September 18, 2015, through March 17, 2017. The USCIS said in a statement that “the law requires USCIS to withdraw TPS for […]

Liberia celebrates 168years of Independence

Liberia celebrates 168years of Independence

As Liberia celebrates 168years of Independence as a nation, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on the citizens to strengthen their resolve to foster unity, reconciliation and peace. In a proclamation declaring Sunday, July 26, 2015 as Independence Day to be celebrated throughout the Republic as a National Holiday President Sirleaf said that “Liberians must […]

Eskom seeks international funding

Eskom seeks international funding

The South African ESKOM will approach the Brazil, Russia, India, China, SA (Brics) new development bank, once fully operational, to borrow money to fund the construction of its power stations, acting CE Brian Molefe said. “We did not get a tariff increase, so fortunately we have other avenues where we can raise capital — and […]

President Koroma champions women’s right

  Just as Sierra Leone’s House of Parliament on Thursday 2nd July 2015 finally ratified the Year 2003 African Union protocol on Rights of Women in Africa the President Koroma re-stated his and the ruling APC party’s unchallengeable position as Sierra Leone’s biggest-ever champions of women’s rights and biggest-ever promoter of women in public office. […]

Kenya teachers threaten strike over NHIF rates

Kenya teachers threaten strike over NHIF rates

The Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General, Mr Wilson Sossion has said that sacking civil servants who are protesting the rates of the National Health Insurance Fund, NHIF would only aggravate the situation. Member of the Kenya University Staff Union and the Dock Workers Union have gone on strike over the rates. The Daily […]

Fastjet sells Fly540 Ghana

Fastjet sells Fly540 Ghana

African budget carrier fastjet has sold its shares in grounded loss-making regional carrier Fly540 Ghana to DWG-G Company for $1, according to Air Transport World. Fastjet acquired Fly540 Ghana from Lonrho Aviation in July 2012 with the aim of using the carrier’s air operator’s certificate (AOC) to launch low-cost operations under its own fastjet brand. […]

President Muhammadu Buhari visits U.S July

President Muhammadu Buhari visits U.S July

United States of America President Barack Obama will on Monday, July 20 host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House. A statement from the White House said that “the visit will underscore the United States’ longstanding friendship with Nigeria, our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government, and our support […]