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South Sudan’s Military Targets UN

 A government that depends on international support is deliberately targeting the UN. “South Sudan’s relationship with the United Nations has plummeted to an unprecedented low as authorities have beaten U.N. personnel and relief workers, forcibly searched their vehicles, and organized public demonstrations demonizing the world body as an enemy of the fledgling African nation, according to a confidential internal report obtained by Foreign Policy.” (Foreign Policy

South Africa’s Miner Strike Drags On

With no end in sight, South Africa’s platinum strike is set to become the biggest single stoppage to hit the country’s mining sector since the end of apartheid. “Entering its eighth week, the wage strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) against the world’s top three platinum producers – Amplats, Lonmin and Impala Platinum – is likely to drag on for several more weeks, with both sides poles apart and neither blinking. As costs mount, the sheer scale of the strike is also an unwelcome development for President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress, with a general election on May 7.” (Reuters