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South Africa: Arms dealer whistleblower takes the stand

Cape Town Mayor and arms dealer whistleblower, Patricia De Lille told an arms deal commission of enquiry South Africa was due to receive R110 billion ($100 million) and create 65,000 jobs but this did not materialise.

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South Africa's striking UASA accepts wage deal "in principle"

NUMSA, which represents virtually all the workers on strike in the sector, is yet to make up its mind on the offer. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's UASA union has broadly accepted an offer for wage increases of up to 10 percent, a spokesman said on Thursday, a move that would take about 20,000 metal workers out of a three-week strike that has hit the supply of auto parts.

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South Africa's striking UASA union accepts metal employers' wage deal

NUMSA says its strike has not been suspended. File Photo©ReutersThe United Association of South Africa union (UASA) said on Thursday it had accepted a wage increase offer of between 7 and 10 percent, raising hopes of an end to a three-week strike by more than 200,000 steel and engineering workers.

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Malawi's brotherly presidential legacy

Peter Mutharika is picking up where his brother, the late president, left off. Photo©ReutersNewly elected President Peter Mutharika won the 20 May presidential election for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) with a third of the votes, and is at pains to succeed where his brother failed.

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Global funds for African farmers

In its first continental investment, KKr & Co. hopes Ethiopia’s Afriflora will come up roses. Photo©AfrifloraAfrica's urban food markets will increase fourfold by 2030, and small and unlisted companies setting out to supply them hold high-yield potential.

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The elusive prize of value addition

There is no truism more universally acknowledged in the discussion about Africa's economic redemption than that of the need for countries to add value to their natural resources. And this truism is not of recent vintage.

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