Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tag "South Africa"

    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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    Emenike: I can’t believe what’s happening in S’Africa

Emenike: I can’t believe what’s happening in S’Africa

Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, is surprised by the xenophobic attacks on immigrants in the land where his career outside Nigeria took shape. The Fernabahce striker, who played for two South African clubs – FC Cape Town and Mpumalanga Black Aces – between 2008 and 2009 before joining Turkish side Karabukspor, has now called for a “one big united Africa”. “I [...]

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    South Africa ‘cannot guarantee’ end to xenophobic attacks

South Africa ‘cannot guarantee’ end to xenophobic attacks

The South African presidency and many of the nation’s stakeholders say they cannot guarantee an end to raging xenophobic attacks in the country. The country made this known after Jacob Zuma met with stakeholders across 40 organisations in the country at Sefako Makgatho presidential guest house in Pretoria. In a statement released by the South African presidency highlighting the outcome of the meeting, the country’s [...]

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    Fearing reprisal, S’Africa shuts Nigerian embassy

Fearing reprisal, S’Africa shuts Nigerian embassy

South Africa has closed its consulate in Lagos as a result of series of protests over the xenophobic attacks on immigrants in its country. Sam Monaisa, South African consul general in Nigeria, confirmed the development in a statement to the South African Business Forum, saying the closure would remain in effect till Thursday if the security situation improves. When TheCable visited one of [...]

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    Clive Barker regrets death of ‘son’ Moshoeu

Clive Barker regrets death of ‘son’ Moshoeu

Former Bafana Bafana coach, Clive Barker, is pained to have lost his “son” John 'Shoes' Moshoeu. Moshoeu, 49, had been suffering from stomach cancer and lost his battle against the disease on Tuesday. The midfielder won 73 caps and played a key role in South Africa’s 1996 Africa Cup of Nations triumph. Barker, the coach of the winning side, said he has lost [...]

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    Xenophobia: ‘Boycotting MTN will affect Nigeria negatively’

Xenophobia: ‘Boycotting MTN will affect Nigeria negatively’

Akinwale Goodluck, corporate services executive of MTN Nigeria, says boycotting of the telecommunication outfit over the xenophobic attack in South Africa would affect Nigeria negatively. Some Nigerians have been calling for the boycott of South African companies as a result of the incident, which has led to the loss of about five lives and displacement of thousands of immigrants in South [...]

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    Xenophobia: Zulu King says he was quoted ‘out of context’

Xenophobia: Zulu King says he was quoted ‘out of context’

Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu King who was reported to have called for the exit of foreigners living in South Africa has said the media quoted him out of context, calling for the protection of foreigners. The King who spoke to thousands of South Africans at a Stadium in Durban, the centre of the crisis on Monday, said attacks on foreigners was [...]

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    South Africa arrests 307 for xenophobia

South Africa arrests 307 for xenophobia

The South African government has arrested over 300 persons linked to xenophobic attacks, and has promised to crack down on xenophobic violence within the country. According to Aljazeera, authorities said on Sunday in Johannesburg that 307 suspects had been arrested for a range of xenophobic-related crimes. David Mahlobo, the minister of state security, made this known while acknowledging that some migrants have [...]

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    Buhari: Nigerians in S’Africa should be cautious

Buhari: Nigerians in S’Africa should be cautious

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says he is in full support of the steps taken so far by the Nigerian government to protect the country’s citizens from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said that Nigeria’s head of mission in Pretoria had taken the right steps by advising the Nigerian community in [...]

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    Xenophobia: Zambian radio station bans S’African music

Xenophobia: Zambian radio station bans S’African music

QFM , a radio station in Zambia, has stopped playing South African music as a sign of protest against the current xenophobic attacks on immigrants in that country. Asan Nyama, managing director of the station, explained that the action was in solidarity with Africans who have fallen victims to the attacks in Durban and Kwazulu-Natal provinces. He said considering that QFM has a listenership [...]

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    Alibaba: Nigeria should shut down S’African businesses

Alibaba: Nigeria should shut down S’African businesses

Nigerian Stand-Up comedian, Ali Baba has called on Nigerian Government to give the South African Government to make amends of the xenophobic attack or business should be shut down. The comedian wrote on his social media, that South African businesses should be shut down in Nigeria if the attack continues “Seriously, our government should give the S/African government 48hrs & if the [...]

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    Lawmakers demand evacuation of Nigerians from S/Africa

Lawmakers demand evacuation of Nigerians from S/Africa

Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje, chairperson, house of representatives committee on foreign affairs, has called for the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa within 24 hours. Ukeje made the appeal in a phone interview with NAN on Thursday. She said the call was necessary because of increasing attacks on Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike in South Africa. “The federal government of Nigeria should rise up to the [...]

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    Nigerians ‘safe’ from xenophobic attacks in S/A

Nigerians ‘safe’ from xenophobic attacks in S/A

The ministry of foreign affairs says that Nigerians resident in South Africa are not affected by the ongoing conflict in the country. At least five people have lost their lives in South Africa in the last one week courtesy of protests against foreigners by citizens of the country. However, Abdulhameed Dankano, director of immigration and consular services at the ministry of foreign affairs, told [...]

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    Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are on a downward mobility in world football. In the latest FIFA rankings released by the world football governing body on Thursday 9th April, Nigeria dropped from 41 to 45 places on the log but remain in the top 10 in Africa. The slump was not unexpected as the team did not win the two games they played [...]

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    ‘Injured’ Enyeama helps Lille overcome Reims in Ligue 1

‘Injured’ Enyeama helps Lille overcome Reims in Ligue 1

Vincent Enyeama, who pulled out of Super Eagles game against South Africa due to a back injury sustained against Uganda, played the entire 90 minutes in Lille 3-1 win over Reims in Ligue 1 on Saturday. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had announced that the player, who had dropped a subtle hint of calling time on his international career, would be [...]

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