Africa
  • The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's bloody turf war for members with the dominant National Union of Mineworkers was the backdrop to Thursday's killing of 34 striking platinum miners by police at the Marikana mine.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT
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    South Sudan said on Friday China would help build a new airport in the capital Juba, completing a project that has highlighted the government's struggle to execute infrastructure projects.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT
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  • President Barack Obama'sadministration, criticized for not doing enough to boost trade with Africa in the face of rising competition from China, has taken steps in recent months to address those concerns and plans to do more.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT
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  • President Jacob Zuma cut short a trip to Mozambique because of the violence, and announced he had ordered an official inquiry into what he called the "shocking" events.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT
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  • The police killing of 34 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with searching questions asked of its post-apartheid soul.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT
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  • The world's largest gold miner, Barrick Gold, is in talks to sell a majority stake in its African unit to a Chinese buyer, the first move by new boss Jamie Sokalsky to clear out poorly performing businesses and revive its flagging shares.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT
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  • Thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks faced off with South African police on Wednesday at Lonmin's Marikana mine after it halted production following the deaths of 10 people in fighting between rival unions.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT
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  • A student pass a corpse lying in the road near the shuttered Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. The unrest over pay and dueling unions has killed at least 10 people and represents a sign of the unrest gripping South Africa’s mining industry. Barnard O. Mokwena, an execute vice president for Lonmin, said the company continued to meet with the police regarding the unrest. On Tuesday, operations appeared at a standstill at a facility that represents 96 per cent of all p

    Thousands of angry South African workers met Tuesday on a rocky cliff within sight of their platinum mine shuttered by violent protests, shouting demands for more pay over the roar of circling police and military helicopters.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 6:09 AM EDT
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