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    100 South Africans raid foreigners’ shops in latest attacks

100 South Africans raid foreigners’ shops in latest attacks

The police on Monday said at least 100 people ransacked shops in Johannesburg overnight, in the latest wave of looting incidents in South African cities. “We are following up on leads and we are expecting to make more arrests,” Mathapelo Peters, police spokesperson, said. She said she did not know the nationalities of the shopkeepers and police were waiting for owners to [...]

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    Xenophobic attacks: All Africans are welcome in our country, says SAFA chief

Xenophobic attacks: All Africans are welcome in our country, says SAFA chief

The Football Association of South Africa (SAFA) has condemned in all its ramifications the outbreak of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in the country. Dominic Chimhavi, SAFA's head of communication, in a statement, said, "We want to reiterate that we don’t want to let fellow Africans feel unwelcome in our country. "We continue to work hard to ensure that all Africans are [...]

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    Zuma breaks silence on xenophobic attacks

Zuma breaks silence on xenophobic attacks

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has released a statement, condemning the acts of violence on non-nationals in the country. This is in reaction to the fresh surge of xenophobic attacks in the country. "This is the wrong attitude to be meted out to foreigners," Zuma said. “Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law abiding and contribute to the [...]

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    We are sorry for xenophobic attacks, South Africa tells Nigeria

We are sorry for xenophobic attacks, South Africa tells Nigeria

Lulu Mnguni, high commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, has apologised to Nigerians, and other foreigners involved in the recent xenophobic attacks. In an interview with NAN on Wednesday, Mnguni said the unjustifiable attacks were a poor representation of South Africa’s values. He said the South African government had taken measures to stop them. “We reiterate our view that South Africans are generally not [...]

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    I need urgent help, says Nigerian mechanic who lost ‘N240m worth of cars’ in South Africa

I need urgent help, says Nigerian mechanic who lost ‘N240m worth of cars’ in South Africa

Simon Adeoye, a Nigerian automobile mechanic based in South Africa, on Tuesday said he lost N240.650m (R10m) worth of cars in the recent Xenophobic attack. Speaking with NAN on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, Adeoye said some of the cars belonged to South Africans, while others were being repaired for sale. He explained that on the day of the incident, he got [...]

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Question: Why are South Africans attacking Nigerians?

South Africa seems to no longer be a safe haven for Nigerians as South Africans renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals twice in the last one week. The most recent attack occurred on Saturday, in Pretoria West. At least five homes and businesses belonging to Nigerians were reportedly burned by a mob on Saturday while 15 houses, either belonging [...]

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    After 2 attacks in 1 week, aggrieved South Africans issue fresh threats to Nigerians

After 2 attacks in 1 week, aggrieved South Africans issue fresh threats to Nigerians

The Nigerian community in South Africa on Monday said some of its members have been receiving fresh threats from some people in their host country. South Africans have launched xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals twice in the last one week. At least five homes and businesses belonging to Nigerians were burned by a mob on Saturday, while 15 houses, [...]

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    Nigeria warns South Africa, says further attacks may have dire consequences

Nigeria warns South Africa, says further attacks may have dire consequences

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and the diaspora, says further attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa may have dire consequences. The Nigerian community in South Africa experienced two major attacks in the last one week. Ikechukwu Anyene, president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, had raised the alarm over the attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF world championships

Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF world championships

Nigeria and Egypt, table tennis powerhouses, and 14 other African countries will participate in this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) world championships in Germany. The qualification of the 16 African teams was based on their participation in the continental tournament held in Agadir, Morocco, last year. Other African countries that will join Nigeria and Egypt are Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, [...]

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    Angry South Africans burn houses of Nigerians

Angry South Africans burn houses of Nigerians

At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by immigrants, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry residents in Rosettenvile, south of Johannesburg. The residents are reported to be angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighbourhood into a drug haven. According to Africa Review, some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area were also looted on Sunday. South African residents in [...]

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    South African lawmakers exchange blows during Zuma’s address

South African lawmakers exchange blows during Zuma’s address

South Africa's parliament was thrown into disarray on Thursday when opposition MPs tried to scuttle the State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma. The South African president was greeted with hostility by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters' party (EFF), who chanted "thief" as he made his entrance into the chamber. Members of Zuma's party, African National Congress (ANC), attempted to [...]

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    Super Eagles to battle South Africa, Libya for AFCON 2019 place

Super Eagles to battle South Africa, Libya for AFCON 2019 place

‎The fixtures for the qualification games of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon was released by Confederation of African football (CAF) on Thursday night. Nigeria, who has been absent from the last two nations cups are back in contention for a place as they are drawn in group E of the qualifiers and will compete with old foes [...]

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African soccer legends play for Mandela, Kanu foundations

The biggest football legends of African soccer will gather in Nigeria on April 8,2017 as the West African legends face the legends from Southern Africa in a fund raising match.‎ Former African footballer of the year Nwankwo Kanu, who is the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chairman disclosed on ThursdayAfrican soccer that most of the continents best legends are ready for the [...]

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    One Nigerian killed, another abducted in South Africa

One Nigerian killed, another abducted in South Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa  on Sunday confirmed the death of a Nigerian and the abduction of another in that country. Ikechukwu Anyene, the president of  Nigeria Union, South Africa, told NAN via telephone both  incidents had  been reported to the Nigerian mission in that country. He  said on Thursday, one Victor Nnadi, a native of Orlu in  Imo state, was suffocated [...]

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    After freezing the accounts of 3m Nigerians, MMM ‘moves’ to Kenya

After freezing the accounts of 3m Nigerians, MMM ‘moves’ to Kenya

Less than 48 hours after placing a month ban on the accounts of 3 million Nigerians, Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) has announced its presence in Kenya. The Ponzi scheme promised participants of the East African country a profit of 40% for every investment. This is higher than the 30% benefit it offered its investors in Nigeria and South Africa. “Yes, it is possible [...]

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    Stowaway found dead on Arik’s Lagos-Johannesburg flight

Stowaway found dead on Arik’s Lagos-Johannesburg flight

The lifeless body of a stowaway was found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Ola Adebanji, communications manager of the airline, disclosed this in a statement. According to the airline, the aircraft operated the scheduled Lagos-Johannesburg flight that departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at [...]

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