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May

May
May
8 Articles
  • Editorial

  • Kenya

    Labour movement sinks to an abyss

    The Kenya African National Union (KANU) that has for years been accused of stifling the labour movement in the country is gone. But there is no indication that things have changed for the better, even with a new government in power.
    Fred Oluoch
  • Kenya

    Caught between a rock and a hard place

    As workers’ rights are being violated by Kenya’s Export Processing Zones [EPZs], the government has taken a back seat, fearing that its intervention will scare away foreign investors.
    Roseline Orwa
  • Zambia

    Unions in uproar over wage freeze

    As the world celebrated the International Labour Day, a wrangle ensued between the Zambian government and the country's largest labour movement, the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).
    Singy Hanyona
  • Botswana

    Workers seek political representation

    In an unprecedented move, the Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU), the umbrella organisation of the country's seven workers' unions, is seeking political representation in parliament.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Ghana

    Bringing women on board

    The Trades Union Congress [TUC] – the umbrella workers’ union - has been at the forefront of encouraging women to take leadership positions in trade unions so that concerns of female workers can be effectively articulated.
    Santuah Niagia
  • Clippings

  • Book review

    A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

    Written by Howard W. French
    Published by Pan African Books 2004

    Reviewed by Rodrick Mukumbira
    Rodrick Mukumbira
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