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    South Africa gets seven days to ‘account for al-Bashir’

South Africa gets seven days to ‘account for al-Bashir’

Dunstan Mlambo, president of Gauteng division of the high court of South Africa, has given the government seven days ultimatum to file an affidavit on how and when President Omar al-Bashir left the country.He said there was the possibility of prosecuting Malusi Gigaba, the country’s minister of home affairs, and other officials for aiding al-Bashir’s departure.The South African government has [...]

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    Mugabe ‘angry’ with Nigeria, South Africa

Mugabe ‘angry’ with Nigeria, South Africa

President Robert Mugabe has called out South Africa and Nigeria at the 25th African Union summit over the weekend, saying Africa would never agree to them getting permanent seats on the United Nations (UN) Security Council.The two countries voted for UN Security Council Resolution 1973 in 2011, which authorised military action against the regime of Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, and sources [...]

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    Al-Bashir arrives Sudan after surviving arrest attempt in S’Africa

Al-Bashir arrives Sudan after surviving arrest attempt in S’Africa

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has arrived his country after failed attempts by the international criminal court (ICC) to arrest him in South Africa.He was recieved by his ministers amid cheers from supporters. He  waved his cane in the air as he stepped off the presidential jet in the capital, Khartoum, and chanted: "God is greatest!".al-Bashir flew in from South Africa [...]

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    Buhari: Mediterranean crisis ‘dehumanising’

Buhari: Mediterranean crisis ‘dehumanising’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the quest of  African youths to seek greener pastures abroad through illegal means as an embarrassment to African leaders.Speaking on Sunday during the opening session of the 25th assembly of heads of state and government of the African Union in Johannesburg, South Africa, Buhari appealed to his counterparts across the continent to work towards sustaining [...]

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    ICC moves to arrest al-Bashir in South Africa

ICC moves to arrest al-Bashir in South Africa

The international criminal court (ICC) has prevailed on South African authorities not to allow President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan to leave Johannesburg, where he is attending the African Union (AU) summit, in compliance with an interim order of a Pretoria high court.The court says Bashir must stay in the country until Monday when it will rule on whether al-Bashir should [...]

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    Nigerian delegate to AU summit robbed in S’Africa

Nigerian delegate to AU summit robbed in S’Africa

Gabriel Gundo, a Nigerian delegate attending the 25th African Union summit in South Africa, was robbed in Johannesburg on Wednesday.Gundo was travelling from OR Tambo International Airport to to his hotel in Sandton, where the summit is being held, when he ran into the men, who were driving in a Hyundai car.Lungelo Dlamini, a senior police officer, confirmed the report [...]

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    Gunmen kill Nigerian businessman in South Africa

Gunmen kill Nigerian businessman in South Africa

Unknown gunmen killed Emmanuel Onyekaozuru, a Nigerian businessman based in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday.Onyekaozuru, an indigene of Anambra state, is the only son of his parents and he is married with three children.Ikechukwu Anyene, president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, confirmed the tragic news to NAN on Monday, saying the union would work with the Nigerian consul general and [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: I’d consider freedom before another job

Okonjo-Iweala: I’d consider freedom before another job

One week after handing over, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the immediate past minister of finance, has warned whoever would take over from her to brace up for challenges.Okonjo-Iweala advised the new government to entrust the economy into the hands of experts in order to weather the storm of plunging oil revenues.She said she has had many offers since she left office but [...]

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    Mandela’s grandson fined for assault

Mandela’s grandson fined for assault

A court in Mthatha province has imposed a fine of $817 or two-year jail term on  Mandla Mandela, the oldest grandson of anti-apartheid activist and South African legend, Nelson Mandela, over assault.Mandla, a legislator for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), was found to have attacked Mlamli Ngudle, a teacher, in a 2013 road rage incident in Mthatha.The prosecutor said [...]

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    South Africa begins new visa restrictions

South Africa begins new visa restrictions

New restrictions on South African visa applications targeted at travelling minors and those under the age of 18 took effect on Monday, June 1.The government explained that the new restrictions are targeted at curbing child trafficking activities and ensuring the well-being of children travelling into and out of the country.Under the new rules of passport and travel documents act, unaccompanied [...]

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    MI is in Love with Bonang Matheba

MI is in Love with Bonang Matheba

When pressed about details of his love life in an exclusive interview with TheCable, MI refused to disclose any details about who or if he is seeing anyone special at the moment. But he has his eyes on a South African beauty that is starting to catch the attention of a few of Nigeria's elite entertainers.MI confessed a special attraction [...]

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    GMB ashamed of SA’s ‘help’ in Boko Haram war

GMB ashamed of SA’s ‘help’ in Boko Haram war

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, has expressed disappointment with the decision of the government to contract South African mercenaries to assist in tackling insurgency, lamenting the rot in the military.He said his administration would restore the dignity of the military and also combat the challenges of  insecurity, unemployment and corruption.He was speaking on Monday when members of socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum [...]

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    Zuma calls Jonathan to avert diplomatic row

Zuma calls Jonathan to avert diplomatic row

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has had a telephone conversation with President Goodluck Jonathan over the xenophobic attacks in his country.According to a statement released on Thursday by the presidency of South Africa, both leaders reaffirmed the need for their countries to work together and not allow the current situation create any diplomatic crisis.“The two presidents reaffirmed the warm [...]

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    Despite diplomatic row, Zuma to attend Buhari’s inauguration

Despite diplomatic row, Zuma to attend Buhari’s inauguration

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa would attend the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, according to Jeff Radebe, a minister in Zuma’s cabinet.Radebe said this on Tuesday during a media briefing of the inter-ministerial committee that South Africa set up to review the xenophobic attack in its country.South Africa had recently expressed interest in working with Buhari, taunting President [...]

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    S’Africa taunts Jonathan over Chibok girls

S’Africa taunts Jonathan over Chibok girls

South Africa has faulted the decision of the federal government to recall its high commissioner, saying it would communicate diplomatically with Nigeria when Muhammadu Buhari becomes president in May.The country also taunted President Goodluck Jonathan over the Chibok saga, saying: "We hope that the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram will someday be reunited with their families."Recalling that it did [...]

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    Nigeria recalls high commissioners to S’Africa

Nigeria recalls high commissioners to S’Africa

Aminu Bashir Wali, minister of foreign affairs, has summoned for consultation, Nigeria's senior diplomats on tour of duty in South Africa.According to a statement issued by the ministry on Saturday, these are Martin Cobham, acting high commissioner in Pretoria, and Uche Ajulu-Okeke (pictured), deputy high commissioner in Johannesburg.The invitation is in connection with the xenophobia in South Africa targeting foreigners, mainly [...]

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