Video: Congolese artisanal copper miners scramble to save colleagues as mining violations continue
In this terrifying video retrieved on social media, artisanal copper miners are seen saving each in Luwowo, in the Muvumboko neighbourhood of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday.
Thousands of illegal miners work daily to dig out rocks containing the speckled blue-gold ore, and cobalt. It is estimated that some 200,000 people work as informal diggers in the country’s cobalt mines in flagrant violation of its laws.
The mining has been carrying on for years in defiance of the site’s owner, a subsidiary of a mining and commodities giant.
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Video: Nigerian govt, labour union release terms of negotiation over fuel subsidy removal
In this video, Femi Gbajabiamila, Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was recently appointed as President Bola Tinubu’s Chief of Staff, read out the resolution between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the organized labour —the Trade Union Congres and the Nigeria Labour Congress —over the removal of fuel subsidy following the suspended industrial action.
Gbajabiamila revealed that the parties had resolved to continue negotiations towards finding a mutually beneficial resolution.
Following the decision by Nigeria’s new administration to end subsidies on petroleum products, the NLC last week announced a plan to embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday. The planned strike has now been suspended.
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Video: Russian diplomat, Lavrov insists new global order emerging
In this video, the Russian Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergey Lavrov who is currently at a summit with counterparts from the BRICS bloc talks about the changes in the international system which makes the pursuit of national interest attainable for all in the system.
“A more just, polycentric international order is taking shape” Lavrov said.
It should be noted that Russia has backed several African countries that has taken diplomatic stances against the global-south, notably the United, France and Britain.
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