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  • Kenya looks to boost employment for the disabled

    Kenya's parliament is expected to pass a new law to make sure employers hire more disabled people. A similar law passed 14 years ago has done little to ensure millions of disabled job seekers find work. Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports.

    Kenya looks to boost employment for the disabled
    Kenya looks to boost employment for the disabled

    Kenya's parliament is expected to pass a new law to make sure employers hire more disabled people. A similar law passed 14 years ago has done little to ensure millions of disabled job seekers find work. Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports.

    02:30Feb 23, 2017

  • South Africa's finance minister faces dismissal

    Pravin Gordhan, South Africa's finance minister, could lose his job in an expected cabinet reshuffle under the new budget. Trade unions are also threatening a nationwide strike after the government cut the public sector wage bill.

    South Africa's finance minister faces dismissal
  • Greek police protest austerity measures

    Security and emergency service personnel in Greece have held protests against cutbacks and poor working conditions. The Greek government is implementing large-scale austerity measures to appease international lenders.

    Greek police protest austerity measures
  • Greece, EU reach compromise on economic bailout

    Greece and the European Union have reached a compromise on austerity measures in the latest bid to free u new funds to bail out the Greek economy. Greek officials and their EU and International Monetary Fund creditors met in Brussels on Monday.

    Greece, EU reach compromise on economic bailout
  • Rio near bankruptcy six months after the Olympics

    Rio's state government is broke, just six months after the Olympic Games. As it struggles to contain one of the worst recessions on record, civil servants are protesting new austerity measures. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports.

    Rio near bankruptcy six months after the Olympics
  • Creditors push Greece for tougher labour rules

    The Eurozone's finance ministers will decide on Monday whether Greece has taken enough measures to qualify for more money from its bailout loan.

    Creditors push Greece for tougher labour rules
  • South Africa: Farmers oppose chicken influx from EU

    South African farmers are protesting against an influx of cheap chicken brought in from the EU. The poultry industry says thousands of jobs are at risk because they can't compete on price. But the EU insists it is being used as a scapegoat.

    South Africa: Farmers oppose chicken influx from EU
    South Africa: Farmers oppose chicken influx from EU

    South African farmers are protesting against an influx of cheap chicken brought in from the EU. The poultry industry says thousands of jobs are at risk because they can't compete on price. But the EU insists it is being used as a scapegoat.

    02:04Feb 19, 2017

  • Greek farmers rally against tax hike

    Farmers have been protesting in the Greek capital against government reforms, which they say will decimate their industry. The Greek government is under pressure to increase austerity measures.

    Greek farmers rally against tax hike
  • Rolls-Royce logs record $5.8bn loss

    British engine maker Rolls-Royce has logged a record $5.8bn annual net loss in 2016, ravaged by a Brexit-fuelled collapse in the pound and a corruption fine. Al Jazeera's Duncan Golestani reports from London.

    Rolls-Royce logs record $5.8bn loss
  • Toshiba chairman resigns as company writes off $6bn

    The chairman of Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba, Shigenori Shiga, has resigned after the company warned it was set to reveal multibillion-dollar losses.

    Toshiba chairman resigns as company writes off $6bn
  • Turkey launches job creation campaign

    Turkey's unemployment has hit one of its highest levels in years at 11.8 percent. To tackle the problem, the government has launched a nationwide campaign to encourage companies to hire at least one person.

    Turkey launches job creation campaign
  • Is Greece's future in the Eurozone at risk?

    The IMF is warning that Greece's debt is unsustainable and will become explosive in the long run. It is urging the government to speed up reforms to get the economy back on track, but has not decided on the next financial rescue plan.

    Is Greece's future in the Eurozone at risk?