Month: May 2019

Chinese firm caves in to workers’ demands after five-day underground sit-in at South African gold mine

Sixty-nine South African gold-miners who spent five days deep underground in Orkney, northwest of Johannesburg, engaged in a sit-in over the refusal by the mine’s Chinese owners to meet their demands have ended their protest and returned to the surface, safe and with almost all their demands met.Just a day before, the mine-owners, Chinese African…

Wreck of ‘Clotilda’, the last slave ship to America, identified in Alabama river

The last ship known to smuggle slaves from Africa to the United States has been discovered in Alabama’s Mobile River, nearly 160 years after it was deliberately sunk, a historical commission said.The Alabama Historical Commission, in a post on its Facebook page, called the effort to locate the ship, the Clotilda, a “year-long scientific investigation”.The…