• EDITORIAL: Mbete’s improper outburst

    AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) national chairwoman Baleka Mbete’s reported outburst at the party’s Limpopo general council meeting in Polokwane on Sunday was problematic on several levels, but two stand out. First, it highlighted, once again, why a senior politician of the governing party should not be appointed to the position of parliamentary speaker. Ms Mbete — who has presided over a period in Parliament that has proven to be the most difficult of the democratic era, much of it a direct result of her inability to act in an impartial manner — told the Limpopo delegates an internal ANC "plot" had been uncovered to oust President Jacob Zuma as head of the party before the end of his term, and that the "conspirators" included MPs who "allowed themselves to become part of a whole huge ‘Zuma must go’ agenda".

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  • SA workers must go - Mozambique marchers - Africa | IOL News

    REUTERS South African police encourage a group of foreign nationals to move back to their homes after a peace march in Durban on April 16, 2015. At least four people have been killed in a wave of anti-immigrant violence that started two weeks ago in Durban. Maputo - South Africans working in Mozambique on Thursday faced threats of reprisals in retaliation for the pogroms against foreign workers in Durban - but in the event no violence occurred. Mozambican workers at the natural gas treatment facilities of the South African company Sasol, in Inhambane province, demanded the removal of the 250 South Africans working there.

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  • Fists fly at xenophobia peace march

    Fists were exchanged and about three men were dragged out of the stadium.

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  • It is your fault - Malema tells Zuma

    Opposition parties have torn into President Jacob Zuma, his son and the ruling ANC Thursday, blaming them for the xenophobic violence currently gripping KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country. “We can’t just go round and round listening to the views of one group,” Mbete said. Zuma, then allowed to proceed with his prepared speech, offered Parliament insight into government’s plans to help quell the volatile situation, including strengthening border control.

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  • US condemns violence against foreigners

    US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick H. Gaspard said, “The US government has long recognised the challenges posed by an influx of migrants and refugees throughout Southern Africa and provides various forms of assistance in South Africa. Total funding for US refugee programs in South Africa amounted to approximately $1.3 million in 2015.

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  • Nigeria: Youth Protest South Africa's Xenophobia

    Nigerian youth, under the aegis of ‎Concerned Nigerians against Xenophobia, on Thursday threatened to ‎picket South African companies in Nigeria if the ‎xenophobic attacks in South Africa‎ is not stopped. At a peaceful protest at the South African Embassy in Lagos on Thursday, ‎the leader of the youth, Segun Tomori, described the attacks as uncalled for stressing that Nigeria and other African countries assisted the country during the apartheid. "We are showing our dissatisfaction with the way our brothers and sisters are being treated in South Africa and we mean other Africans when we say our brothers and sisters," Mr. Tomori told PREMIUM TIMES.

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  • Nicki Minaj engaged to Meek Mill? | The New Age Online

    After a few months of dating rumours rapper Nicki Minaj took to social media to confirm her relationship with fellow rapper Meek Mill.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Reps Vow to Invoke Laws to Frustrate S/African Interests

    The House of Representatives yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to recall Nigeria's envoy to South Africa over xenophobic attacks on foreigners. The lawmakers also vowed to invoke relevant business laws to frustrate South African concerns in Nigeria.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Makes Time 100 Most Influential List

    Nigeria's president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and three other Nigerians have been named among the world's 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. The three other people on the list are former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, bestselling author, Chimamanda Adichie and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

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  • Nigeria: Truly, Nigerians Are Good People--Indonesian Ambassador

    Harry Purwanto said on Wednesday that Nigerians were among the best people in the world. The envoy said this during an interview News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. "Nigerians are really good people it is only the minority few that are giving the country the bad image in other countries such as Indonesia.

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  • Oppenheimer farm invaded in Zim - Africa | IOL News

    Seven men were released on bail this week for allegedly invading a vast ranch owned by a company controlled by South Africa’s wealthy Oppenheimer family about 80km east of Bulawayo. The Debshan ranch is still a major beef producer and safe haven for much game. Prosecutors at the Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court charged Tichaona Hove, Julius Maromom Leonard Maphosa, Ronias Mawerewere, Roman Ndlovu, Talent Matungamire and Pride Maphosa, for building huts on a section of the ranch in January.

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  • ‘We are prepared to die in SA, rather than die at home’ - City Press

    Men, women, children and babies were all corralled into tents in numerous areas in Durban this week as the violence continued across the city. City Press visited two of the refugee camps, in Isipingo and Chatsworth, to speak to displaced and injured foreigners as the grey clouds of cold gathered over the port city. Domingo Felekeni from the Democratic Republic of Congo said that leaving South Africa or reintegration wasn’t as easy as people made it out to be. “I have a wife, a life, children and family here.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Attack - Recall Ambassador Reps Tell Jonathan

    The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently recall the Nigeria Ambassador to South Africa for further consultations in the wake of the Xenophobic attacks that has led to the death of 10 Nigerians in that country. The South Africans claim that black migrants from other African countries are taking all the jobs available in their country, leaving the citizens jobless, and slowly taking over their economy. The call followed a motion of urgent public importance brought before it by Abike Dabire, who lamented the predicament being face by Nigerians in South Africa.

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  • ‘South Africans think of us as animals’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR A foreign shopowner with hired security keeps a watchful eye at the entrance to his shop, which was closed for business due to possible threats of xenophobic attacks and looting in Jeppe Street, in the Joburg CBD. Johannesburg - The usually busy Kerk Street in downtown Joburg came to a standstill on Wednesday when businesses shut down in the wake of rumoured xenophobic attacks in other parts of the CBD, including Berea and Hillbrow. Gonzalo Tamba, a Cameroonian who has been a street trader in Joburg for 15 years, said he feared for his life. “We are scared and disappointed that South Africans think of us as animals that must be hunted down and killed.

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  • Africa strikes back

    Mozambicans, Malawians, Zimbabweans, Somalis and Congolese nationals have borne the brunt of xenophobic violence, which broke out in Durban three weeks ago before spreading to Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. The South African high commissioner to Malawi was summoned yesterday to a meeting by that country's ministry of foreign affairs, concerned about the safety of its nationals in South Africa. International Relations Department spokesman Nelson Kgwete confirmed the meeting and said African ambassadors would meet today to voice their concerns. Sasol spokesman Alex Anderson said work had stopped at its gas plant in Inhambane, Mozambique after fears that South African staff would be attacked.

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  • South Africa: Xenophobia - Foreign Nationals Fight Looters in Joburg CBD [VIDEO]

    The xenophobic attacks that began in KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago have now spread to Johannesburg. A video shot by SABC reporter Aldrin Sampear, captures some of the chaos. According to reports, foreign nationals under threat in the region have now armed themselves against looters. Sampear captured his video in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday, saying that foreigners were fighting back in the city after looters had invaded their stores.

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  • Eyewitness News: Traffic

    - *In Dainfern at William Nicol and Broadacres - In Fourways at Cedar and Uranium - In Blairgowrie at Conrad and Standard Drive    - In Sandton at Grayston and West - *In Marlboro at the M1 and Marlboro Drive as well as *Old Pretoria Road and

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  • School probed over twerking video - World News | IOL News

    The video, called Winnie-the-Pooh and the bees , shows a group of girls in striped orange leotards and short black wrap skirts performing on stage at a dance school in the central Russian city of Orenburg. Moscow - Russian investigators on Tuesday were investigating a dance school after a video showing teenage girls in bee costumes performing the sexually explicit “twerking” dance move was viewed millions of times online.

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  • Nigeria: Govt Shields Citizens From Xenophobic Onslaught in SA

    THE Nigerian government said it is monitoring the situation in South Africa following attacks against foreign nationals in the country. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Musiliu Obanikoro, said information available from Nigeria Mission in South Africa established no Nigerian casualty has been ascertained. The minister added that efforts are being made to protect Nigerian citizens in South Africa. “The Government of Nigeria is in control of the situation in South Africa as it affects Nigerian citizens.

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  • Counting the cost of xenophobic violence - Business News | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Police tackle an armed foreigner who was among the crowd gathered in retaliation to xenophobic attacks in Mahatma Gandhi (Point) Road in Durban. Durban - The xenophobic attacks will impact on South Africa’s relations with the continent, but it was unlikely that African countries would retaliate. South Africa has several bilateral agreements in Africa with local businesses well established in many countries.

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