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Africa must tell the rest of the world that we are not their dumping ground

The continent has long received more than its fair share of the world’s toxic waste, endangering the health of people who are exposed to it

Slavery dominates discussion at AU-EU Summit

​Modern-day slave markets in Libya were on the lips of African and European leaders at the opening of the summit in Abidjan

Plenty to discuss as African, European leaders meet in Abidjan

With the summit dealing with migration issues as part of its pro-youth focus, many countries want the AU-EU summit to condemn the practice of slavery

Lagos steals the show

Arise Africa Fashion Week has been so successful in Lagos that organisers are planning to make it a major fixture on the global fashion calendar.

Ivorian bus plunges into lagoon, killing 35 passengers

After crashing into cars on a bridge over Abidjan's lagoon, a bus in Côte d'Ivoire plunged into the waterway, killing at least 35 passengers.

Côte d’Ivoire launches probe into conflict crimes

Côte d'Ivoire has announced an inquiry into atrocities committed during the bloody post-election crisis.

Côte d’Ivoire President Ouattara ‘killing enemies’

Atrocities being committed against real or perceived supporters of former leader Laurent Gbagbo, says Amnesty International.

Mass grave found on Côte d’Ivoire soccer pitch

UN investigators in Côte d'Ivoire have determined there were at least 68 bodies in a mass grave discovered on a soccer field in Abidjan.

Fighting threatens Côte d’Ivoire’s return to normality

Fresh fighting and splits in the coalition that brought Alassane Ouattara to power could derail Côte d'Ivoire's recovery.

Ouattara sets out Côte d’Ivoire’s path to recovery

After months of bloodshed Côte d'Ivoire's recovery gained pace on Friday as Ouattara's regime restarted schooling, cocoa exports and its newspaper.

Battle of Abidjan may have just begun

Talk of "Ouattara's forces" having overthrown Gbagbo is misleading and hides a far more complex situation, writes <b>Richard Moncrieff</b>.

Gbagbo’s men flock to Ouattara’s banner

President Ouattara stamped his new authority on Côte d'Ivoire on Thursday, as troops formerly loyal to his ousted rival pledged him their allegiance.

Chaos reigns on Ouattara’s first day

Gunshots and pillaging marred the first day of the Ouatarra era in Côte d'Ivoire's main city, where residents cowered in fear after Gbagbo's collapse.

How Gbagbo was bagged

Côte d'Ivoire's Gbagbo appeared on state TV to call for an end to fighting after he was captured by French forces and his presidential rival's troops.

UN, French helicopters attack Gbagbo forces

UN and French helicopters attacked forces loyal to Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo, damaging the presidential residence in Abidjan.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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