Zimbabwean Doctors Vow To Continue Strike – African News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

African News

Zimbabwean Doctors Vow To Continue Strike

Published

on

Zimbabwean Doctors Vow To Continue Strike

Striking junior doctors and radiographers working in public hospitals in Zimbabwe have vowed to continue with their job action despite a threat by their employer and an adverse weekend court ruling.

Following an application by the health services board, HSB, the labor court declared the strike illegal at the weekend.  Labor court judge Betty Chidziva, ruled in favor of the HSB which hires doctors. She said doctors offer an essential service and cannot engage in a collective job action.

READ:  Four Kenyan Policemen Facing Trial Over Killing Of Aristocrat's Son

The doctors immediately accused the HSB of negotiating in bad faith.  The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, ZHDA, said in a statement that the HSB has negated and reversed all the progress so far made to terminate the industrial action.

READ:  Egypt President Ratifies Law Permitting Authorities To Monitor Social Media Users In The Country

It said it had suspended all negoatitions with hsb and ministry of health until such a time that an honest, comprehensive and satisfactory offer has been proffered through the bipartite negotiation panel.

READ:  Zim Police 'Arrest Labour Union Leaders Ahead Of Planned Protests', Reports Say

African News

Ethiopian Airlines Says Compensation Payment To Victims’ Families Is Underway

Published

on

By

Ethiopian Airlines Says Compensation Payment To Victims' Families Is Underway

Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam says, the airline, has began distributing compensation payments to families of victims who died in last month’s devastating plane crash, near Addis Ababa.

All 157 persons on-board the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX 8 were killed when it came down shortly after take-off.

READ:  Zimbabwe's MDC Demand Electoral Reforms For The Second Time

Gebremariam said, the airline is working alongside insurance companies to establish victims’ identities to distribute compensation and the necessary authorities to follow up on the march tenth tragedy.

READ:  'Chatty And Jovial' Zim VP Back In Zim After Receiving Medical Treatment In SA

He says, Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet since the tragedy, and will decide on whether or not to continue future orders with Boeing once both parties make careful considerations and jointly find solutions to the issues.

READ:  Kenyan Court Grants Gays, Lesbians Leeway To Register Own Umbrella Lobby

Continue Reading

African News

US To Toughen Measures Against Africans Who Overstay Short-Term Visas

Published

on

By

US To Toughen Measures Against Africans Who Overstay Short-Term Visas

The United States has announced tough new measures against Africans who overstay their short-term visas in the country.  This is in concert with president Donald Trump’s efforts to curb immigration.

READ:  Nigerian President Meets With Heads Of States Of LCBC

The wall street journal reports African national with high overstay rates, including Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, could be affected by the clamp-down.

READ:  Streets Quiet In Zimbabwe Capital After Results

In a 2017 report, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recorded the African countries to be among those, under the non-visa waiver program, whose nationals have the highest populations of overstays among non-immigrants in the United States.

READ:  Zimbabwe's Teachers Unions Set To Begin Strike

Continue Reading

African News

Advisor To The Presidential Ivanka Trump And OPIC Chief Announce $1Billion Women’s Investment Initiative

Published

on

By

Advisor To The Presidential Ivanka Trump And OPIC Chief Announce $1Billion Women's Investment Initiative

Advisor and daughter of the US President, Ivanka Trump, has joined with David Bohigian, acting president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, to announce the launch of OPIC’s initiative to support investment in women in Africa. The announcement was made during a U.S. government delegation to Ethiopia.

READ:  Ghana Shuts Down Chinese Mining Firm Over Death Of 16 Miners

OPIC aims to unlock the full economic potential of women in Africa by catalyzing one billion dollars through the initiative, directly investing 350 million dollars in businesses and funds owned by women, led by women, or providing a good or service that intentionally empowers women on the continent.

READ:  Chinese Naval Hospital Completes 8-day Mission In Antigua And Barbuda

The women’s initiative will advance the white house-led government commitment to empowering women globally.

Ivanka Trump said for women to succeed as entrepreneurs and job creators, they must have equal access to the financing necessary to start and grow their businesses,

READ:  Four Kenyan Policemen Facing Trial Over Killing Of Aristocrat's Son

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, (OPIC), was established in 1971 as a self-sustaining U.S. government agency that helps American businesses invest in emerging markets.

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: