Global Week in Review: Chad Sees Huge Spike in Malaria Cases

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  • New Food Crisis Looms in Zimbabwe
  • UN: Syria Refugees Top 2 Million Mark
  • Strike Starts in South Africa
  • Brazil, Mexico Question U.S. Over Espionage Reports
  • Japan Pledges Millions to Clean Up Fukushima
  • Sierra Leone Publishes First-Ever Status of Youth Study
  • Youssou Ndour Dropped from Senegal Government
  • NBA Comes to African TV
  • Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Makes History
  • Malala Yousafzai Opens Europe’s Largest Library
  • Kenya to Vote on World Court Pullout
  • An Unlikely Friendship Grows
  • Chad Sees a Tenfold Rise in Malaria
  • Egypt Minister Survives Bomb Attack
  • New Mali President Sworn In to Office
  • Chilean Judges Apologize for Inaction During Pinochet Regime
  • British Teachers to Walk Out of School
  • Indian Who Wrote About Escaping Taliban Shot Dead

Strike Starts in South Africa

About 80,000 South African unionized gold miners have gone on strike, demanding wage increases of up to 60 percent. The strikes could lead to a fall in the price of gold, which would hugely impact the most important sector in the nation’s economy.

(Photo: REUTERS/Ihsaan Haffejee)

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