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Facebook post warns women of man asking for help at gas station

When Compton pulled into the Valero gas station off Highway 10 around 8:30 Friday night, August 3, she claims a tall African American man with …
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Eskom warns of likely South African power cuts due to protests

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s struggling state power firm Eskom warned on Monday that there was a high risk of electricity cuts this week, as wage protests disrupted its operations for the second month in a row.

Eskom, which supplies more than 90 percent of the electricity in Africa’s most industrialized economy, has been grappling with labor unrest as it tries to reverse a decade of steep financial decline by cutting costs.

It was forced to implement controlled power outages for three days in June after its initial refusal to raise salaries triggered a round of protests.

The threat of further outages had appeared to recede after Eskom offered to raise salaries by around 7 percent annually over the next three years, but trade unions want bonuses to be paid before they agree a…

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FAO warns climate change will significantly impact Caribbean fisheries

Climate-related extremes such as hurricanes and sea level rise pose significant risks to fisheries infrastructure and communities (Photo credit: FAO)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday July 25, 2018
– A new research report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) cautions that climate change is expected to significantly reduce fisheries globally by 2050, including in the Caribbean.

The report also advises countries to build a more sustainable and resilient sector through climate adaptation and mitigation strategies that can protect marine species, as well as strengthen fisheries production, food security, revenues and fisheries governance.

Titled ‘Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture: Synthesis of current knowledge, adaptation and…

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Obama warns of ‘strange and uncertain times’

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Former US President Barack Obama on Tuesday used a tribute to Nelson Mandela to warn of “strange and uncertain times”, a day after Donald Trump refused to challenge Vladimir Putin over interference in US elections.

Delivering a speech in Johannesburg marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth, Mr Obama made no direct reference to his successor but warned that the “politics of fear and resentment” were spreading across the world.

Mr Obama criticised climate-change deniers, race-based migration policies, unbridled capitalism and “strongman politics” — all issues likely to be seen as veiled attacks on President Trump.

“Given the strange and uncertain times we are in, each day’s news cycles brings more head-spinning and disturbing headlines, I thought maybe it would be…

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Region still legally enslaved by Britain, warns professor

(BARBADOS TODAY) – Fifty years after Barbados and fellow Commonwealth Caribbean countries first boldly proclaimed their independence from Britain, a University of the West Indies professor is warning the region that legally, it is still not free.

Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor David Berry issued the warning this morning as he addressed the opening of a three-day conference at the university’s Law Faculty entitled, Legal History and Empire: Perspectives from the Colonized.

He explained that “in some of the Commonwealth Caribbean countries, we have something called a savings law clause or existing law clause, and this means that any law in force before independence, that was not changed at independence, is saved and cannot be…

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S. African ruling party warns U.S. of unintended consequences from trade wars – Xinhua

CAPE TOWN, July 4 (Xinhua) — The ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday warned the United States of unintended consequences arising from its trade wars with other countries.

This came after the South African rand continued its depreciation and the fuel price skyrocketed to its highest level ever.

The ruling party blamed the United States for the rand depreciation and the fuel price hike.

“The rand depreciation is beyond our control and is fueled largely by U.S. trade wars, the selling of assets in emerging markets and portfolio outflows,” the party said in a statement emailed to Xinhua.

“We also accept that the fuel price increase is inevitable due to global crude oil prices increases” as a result U.S.-imposed sanctions on some oil producing countries, the ANC said.

The ANC…

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