Miners to Launch South Africa's Largest-Ever Class Action Suit
South Africa’s High Court gave the go-ahead Friday for as many as half a million miners and ex-miners to file a class action suit against 32 gold mining companies. The miners say they contracted the lung diseases silicosis and tuberculosis working in the mines.
(POLITICAL SATIRE): UAE issues travel ban on PM Modi after Kerala-Somalia comparison, demands apology
Taking strong offence to PM Modi’s remark that the infant mortality rate among Scheduled Tribes in Kerala is even worse than Somalia, the United Arab Emirates has issued a travel ban on him and has suspended talks with India, until he apologizes.
US diplomats walk out of Uganda president’s inauguration
The U.S. delegation to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration walked out of Thursday’s ceremony in protest against his disparaging comments about an international war crimes tribunal and the presence of Sudan’s leader, whom the court has indicted, the State Department said.
Now Kenya, home to almost 600,000 refugees – two thirds from Somalia – seems ready to join the bandwagon of European states failing to uphold their obligations to refugees and asylum seekers. On May 6, Kenyan officials stated – not for the first time – that Kenya would stop hosting refugees and close refugee camps due to environmental, economic, and security concerns.
Somalia hands over weapons stolen by Al Shabaab to Kenya
The Somali National Army (SNA) on Wednesday held a security meeting with the Kenyan security team and handed over weapons that were discovered Tuesday in Bulla Hawa, Somalia, after intelligence reports.