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14-Nov-2019 to 13:39

Strike grounds S/African Airways’ flights

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Workers for South African Airways (SAA) embarked on a strike on Thursday, forcing the cash-strapped flag carrier to cancel nearly all of its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

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12-Nov-2019 to 13:15

S/African Airways using ‘scare tactics’ to stop workers demanding wages – Unions

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Workers’ unions for the cash-strapped South African Airways on Tuesday dismissed the flag carrier’s intention to fire 1,000 staffers from its payroll as “a veiled threat” to stop them from making demands for a better wage package.

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08-Nov-2019 to 16:01

Morocco: Congolese footballer arrested over attempted child smuggling

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — The Congolese striker of Moroccan club side Ittihad of Tangier, Mukoko Batezadio was arrested last Sunday at Mohammed V airport, where he was trying to smuggle his daughter out of the kingdom to Rome, Italy.

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01-Nov-2019 to 12:16

S/African Airways acquires new Airbus planes

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African Airways (SAA) has acquired four new Airbus A350-900s aircraft as part of efforts by the award-winning airline to improve its passenger and cargo services, APA learnt on Friday.

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31-Oct-2019 to 10:38

Amnesty Int’l blames S/Africa’s red tape for plight of refugees

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa's broken asylum system is to blame for leaving thousands of foreign nationals undocumented, resulting in tensions to mount between refugees and local citizens, APA learnt on Thursday.

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31-Oct-2019 to 10:20

S/Africa: Police brutality against refugees jolts UN to action

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — A day after TV images showed the South African police brutalising African refugees outside one of its offices, the United Nations on Thursday pledged to look into the demands of the protesting asylum seekers who want assistance to leave the country.

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31-Oct-2019 to 09:57

Treat refugees humanely, HRW urges S/African police

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s law enforcement officials should refrain from using brute force against refugees protesting against xenophobic threats in Cape Town, a rights group said on Thursday.

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