Anglo Platinum workers call off strike in South Africa – Fox News

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) –  Thousands of workers at the world's top platinum producer Anglo American Platinum in South Africa have returned to work after a brief wildcat strike, the company said on Tuesday.Some 5,600 mineworkers started downing tools on Sunday night over the suspension of 19 union leaders at Amplats operations in the volatile Rustenburg mining belt in...

July Cup’s overseas challenge headed by South Africa’s Shea Shea – The Guardian

Runners from outside Europe are likely to comprise more than a quarter of the field for the Group One July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday, the £500,000 feature event of the track's July Festival. Fifteen horses remain after Monday's five-day declaration stage, including contenders from Australia, South Africa, America and Bahrain.Shea Shea, who was touched...

UN Report Provides Roadmap to End Poverty – AllAfrica.com

At this September's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, governments will discuss elements of the development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015. Recently, I was proud to serve as a member of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a group convened by the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to...

Africa’s magnificent mountains: Seven amazing climbs – CNN International

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:'>>';font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]>Known as the "Roof of Africa," Kilimanjaro is the continent's highest mountain and the continent's most popular destination for trekkers. Peak: 5,895 meters.There are six routes that lead to the summit, each with varying degrees of difficulty, scenery and success. On the way up, you will travel...

Americans Must Change Our Africa Tunnel Vision | Commentary – Roll Call

Email By Rep. Karen Bass July 8, 2013, 2:02 p.m. In a recent Capitol Hill policy discussion on U.S.-Africa trade, an African ambassador passionately proclaimed that the best thing the United States can do for Africa is to remove the...

Green Dreams in America, Coal in Africa – National Review Online (blog)

Africans can burn coal. Americans can’t.That’s the conclusion to be drawn from the Obama administration’s most recent forays into energy policy.On June 25, President Obama was at Georgetown University decrying “carbon pollution” and making it clear that he will prohibit any new coal-fired power plants from being built in the U.S. Five days later, while Obama was in Africa,...

Zimbabwe PM announces anti-Mugabe coalition – Aljazeera.com

Zimbabwe's prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has unveiled a coalition including former allies of Robert Mugabe, in an effort to unseat the veteran president at elections later this month. Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said on Monday it had joined forces with Mugabe's former finance minister Simba Makoni and the ZANU-Ndonga Party ahead of elections on July 31. The three formed...

Amplats Mines Disrupted as 5600 Workers in South Africa Strike – Bloomberg

Anglo American Platinum Ltd. (AMS), the world’s biggest producer of the metal, said 11 percent of its workers went on strike less than a week after a state-sponsored peace accord...

Mobile data set to explode in Latin America, Middle East, Africa – ZDNet (blog)

Latest data from ABI Research suggests only three regions — Latin America, Middle East, and Africa — will see mobile Internet data traffic double in less than every two years on average between 2013 and 2018.Read this Smartphone war all about BRICs, emerging markets Read more In a note published on Monday, the New York-based research firm said by 2018, the developing...