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Monday, April 7, 2014
S. Africa mining strike wears on
Miner's wife Nomfanelo Jali hasn't been able to serve her family meat in a month and increasingly struggles to put anything on the table at all, as South Africa's long-running platinum strike takes its toll.
For those who grumble about their daily commute, imagine this ride to work: clamber into an elevator cage and plummet 2.4 kilometers into the earth, so fast that ears pop from the changing air pressure. Then board a small railroad car that creaks and grinds the same distance to the outer reaches of a South African gold mine.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Nigeria could leap-frog South Africa to become Africa's biggest economy this weekend, when the results of a new way of calculating national output are announced.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Booming demand for shea helps reduce poverty
The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.
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