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    Ramaphosa’s spokesman says Buhari will still visit South Africa in October

Ramaphosa’s spokesman says Buhari will still visit South Africa in October

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa in October, Khusela Diko, spokesman of President Cyril Ramaphosa, has said.Buhari had contemplated cancelling the visit in the wake of the recent attacks on Nigerians in the South Africa, according to a presidency source.The source had said the Nigerian leader was really worried over the attacks and that honouring the invitation of his [...]

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    FLASHBACK: South African ambassador spent two years in US prison for smuggling drugs

FLASHBACK: South African ambassador spent two years in US prison for smuggling drugs

Between 1999 and 2001, Hazel Francis Ngubeni who served as South African’s high commissioner to Singapore, served a jail sentence in the US. According to Sunday Times, a South African newspaper, Ngubeni waas convicted for smuggling a bag of cocaine while working as a cabin attendant for South African Airways.The newspaper reported Ngubeni, 55, who at the time went by the name [...]

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    ‘497 arrested’ as looting of shops continues in South Africa

‘497 arrested’ as looting of shops continues in South Africa

The South African police on Friday announced that they had arrested 497 suspects who have been looting shops in Gauteng province.The police said they were on high alert monitoring the situation, adding that some people started looting shops since Sunday and have continued till date.Mathapelo Peters, police spokesperson, said 74 persons were arrested in Katlehong on Thursday, bringing the total [...]

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    Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Robert Mugabe dies at 95

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, has died.He died in Singapore aged 95 after battling ill health.Emmerson Mnangagwa, president of Zimbabwe, tweeted about the demise of Mugabe on Friday morning."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe," he tweeted."Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a [...]

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    BudgIT beams its searchlight on Ghana

BudgIT beams its searchlight on Ghana

BudgIT, a civic tech organisation, has launched operations in Ghana.Gabriel Okeowo, BudgIT principal lead, announced the development in a statement on Thursday.BudgIT uses an array of tech tools to simplify the budget and matters of public spending for citizens, with the primary aim of raising the standard of transparency and accountability in government.“This exactly is our ultimate goal in Ghana, [...]

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    SA minister: Many Nigerians in our country are drug traffickers

SA minister: Many Nigerians in our country are drug traffickers

Naledi Pandor, South African minister of foreign affairs, says there are many Nigerians in the country involved in drug and human trafficking.Pandor said this on Thursday while responding to criticisms that South Africa's security agencies are not doing enough to protect foreigners in the wave of xenophobia rocking the country.Many Nigerians based in South Africa lost properties worth millions of [...]

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    Boris Johnson’s brother resigns from cabinet

Boris Johnson’s brother resigns from cabinet

Jo Johnson, brother to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has quit the British parliament and resigned as minister.Announcing his resignation via a tweet on Thursday, Jo Johnson said he had been torn between "family loyalty and national interest"."It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs," Jo Johnson wrote."In recent weeks [...]

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    No provision for compensation, says South African minister on xenophobia

No provision for compensation, says South African minister on xenophobia

Naledi Pandor, South African minister of foreign affairs, says there is no provision for compensating those affected in the fresh attacks in the country.In an interview with Reuters, Pandor said her country’s laws do not have provision for such.Last week, angry mob went on rampage in South Africa, targetting foreign nationals, including Nigerians.Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian Union in [...]

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    FLASHBACK: How the speech of South African president led to attacks on foreigners (video)

FLASHBACK: How the speech of South African president led to attacks on foreigners (video)

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South African would probably have been more careful when, in March, he took a swipe at foreign nationals "doing business illegally" in his country. As with most politicians, Ramaphosa made a campaign issue out of what some South Africans were believed to be saying about foreign nationals who come to take their jobs and businesses. “Everybody just arrives [...]

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    Consul-general: No Nigerian died in fresh xenophobic attack

Consul-general: No Nigerian died in fresh xenophobic attack

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no Nigerian died in the fresh attacks in the country but over 50 vehicles and other property worth millions of dollars owned by Nigerians were vandalised, burnt or stolen.Godwin Adama, Nigeria's consul general in Johannesburg, disclosed this in an in a telephone interview with NAN on Tuesday.The renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other [...]

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