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Coca-Cola can't trademark new bottle, EU court rules

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: An EU court on Wednesday threw out an attempt by US drinks giant Coca-Cola to get trade mark status for a new design of its iconic fluted bottle throughout the 28-nation bloc...

25 Feb 2016

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

31 Dec 2015

Need for liberalisation and transparent regulation to open up the African skies

On the opening day of the World Routes Strategy Summit in Durban, the plight of African airlines took centre stage with the lack of liberalisation...

25 Sep 2015

EU opens probe into Rexam beverage can takeover

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU's competition regulator opened an in-depth probe on Monday into the proposed takeover of Rexam, the British maker of beverage cans, by US peer Ball Corporation in an offer worth £4.3 billion ($6.6 billion; €5.8 billion)...

22 Jul 2015

Authors urge US antitrust probe of Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Authors and booksellers are urging US antitrust officials to investigate whether online retail titan Amazon is abusing its considerable power to the detriment of readers, following a similar move in Europe...

15 Jul 2015

Mozambique destroys over two tonnes of contraband ivory, rhino horn

Authorities in Mozambique on Monday, 6 July 2015, burned more than 2.6 tonnes of ivory and rhino horns confiscated during various anti-poaching busts, demonstrating a tough stance on wildlife trafficking...

8 Jul 2015

[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015

Constructive dismissal in Botswana

Constructive dismissal is simply a situation when an employer creates such working conditions (or so changes the terms of the employment contract) that the affected employee has no choice but to resign. In such cases the employee retains the right to receive compensation as having been dismissed unfairly...

By Keolebogile Mugabe 16 Apr 2015

Retrenchments and the Botswana Employment Act

Section 25(1) of the Botswana Employment Act Cap 47:01 provides that, where an employer terminates contracts of employment for the purpose of reducing the size of his workforce, he shall do so in respect of each category of employee, whenever reasonably practicable, in accordance with the principle commonly known as first in last out..

By Thabiso Tafila 16 Apr 2015

Taxation of capital gains earned in Mozambique by non-residents

In this article we briefly discuss the taxation of capital gains earned in Mozambique by non-resident taxpayers, with specific focus on the petroleum and mining sectors and the legislation regulating these sectors...

By Tânia Santhim 16 Apr 2015

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...

29 Dec 2014

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

Recruiting and employing in Botswana

Employers must get it right from the onset when recruiting and employing an employee in Botswana. This is important because as soon as an offer of employment is made and accepted by the employee, employment relationship immediately comes into existence.

By Thabiso T. Tafila 14 Jul 2014

Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014

Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014

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