United Labour Congress Threatens Nationwide Strike
14 September 2017 | 4:21 pm
United labour congress threatens nationwide strike
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He's the controversial poet-provocateur idolised as France's biggest literary export, holding up a mirror to the grim truths of contemporary France. Michel Houellebecq's eighth book "Anéantir", which translates as "Annihilate", hits bookshelves today with a massive print run of 300,000 copies.
Chad's transitional authorities on Tuesday (January 18) released the first of some 250 members of armed groups it has promised to free from prison under an amnesty aimed at fostering dialogue after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby last April. Justice Minister Ahmat Mahamat Alhabo led a short ceremony at Klessoum prison near the capital N'Djamena, granting the immediate release of 22 detainees convicted of taking up arms against the central government in the past 10 years.
We look at the Brazilian papers' reactions to the death of national icon and samba diva Elza Soares at 91. Many papers are reacting to growing tensions in Ukraine as the threat of a Russian invasion looms. There's focus also on Vladimir Putin and his quest to reclaim Russia's lost glory. Finally, the famous M&Ms characters get a "woke" upgrade and not everyone's happy about it!
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This Wednesday is International Wetlands Day. Worldwide, wetlands cover 12.1 million km². But more than 30 percent have been lost over the past 50 years, despite them playing a crucial role in mitigating the impact of climate change. One example is the Mangroves National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's the only marine park in the country and it's home to a wide variety of plants and rare animals, including sea turtles. But the park is increasingly threatened by poaching and illegal logging. The construction of a deep water port in the vicinity has also sparked controversy. Our correspondents report.
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India is expected to launch a digital version of its currency, the rupee. The plan for the sovereign-backed digital currency comes as the popularity of cryptocurrencies is on the rise.
APC Governors back new National Convention date, Facebook rolls out Reels, other creative tools worldwide
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One of Nigeria's five authors of her National Anthem, Professor Babatunde Ogunnaike is dead. Professor Ogunnaike emerged as one of five, whose words and phrases were combined to form the national anthem.
For a long time, many saw Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a comic actor who stumbled into the presidency. During the confrontation with Russia, however, the 44-year-old has matured into a respected statesman.
In an interview with FRANCE 24 on Monday, former US national security adviser and retired lieutenant general Herbert Raymond McMaster said that Ukraine can win the war with Russia, remarking that President Vladimir Putin had already lost the conflict in a sense by not winning outright.
The NSU, Hanau, the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market — these names evoke memories of terrorist attacks in Germany's recent past. As leaders meet to commemorate the victims, some say more needs to be done to help them.
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A young Nigerian graduate has embarked on an ambitious drive to address Nigeria's worrying levels of voter apathy. He says he's troubled by the "emotional detachment" from political activities by most people — especially in northern Nigeria.
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A year ago, the Taliban retook Kabul. In their first press conference after seizing power in Afghanistan, they surprised the world with the announcement of moderate policies. A key pledge was to address women's rights.
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Translation and language-learning giants like Google and DuoLingo are expanding language databases available online, in a push to widen representation and reduce bias in artificial intelligence systems. Residents in countries like Uganda where the native tongue Luganda is not taught in schools, say adding their languages to these platforms could be a game changer.
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Germany's €9 monthly travel pass has boosted rail usage, particularly in more rural and tourist areas, the latest statistics suggest. However, road usage is virtually unchanged, suggesting little impact on commuters.
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Beijing's military threats against Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit are unprecedented. For the time being, however, not much will likely change as neither country can do without the other as a trading partner.