• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Xenophobia: Curtain comes down on local musicians’ global stage - City Press

    The ongoing violent xenophobic attacks across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have had unexpected casualties: big names in the South African music industry. Kelly Khumalo, Biz Nuz and Cassper Nyovest have had their international tours affected by calls for a South African boycott. KwaZulu-Natal-based group Biz Nuz were set to perform in Zimbabwe tomorrow but have had to put their trip on ice after demands for the boycott reached fever pitch. Speaking to City Press this morning, DJ Tira (whose real name is Mthokozi Khathi) said there was no way that Biz Nuz would perform in Zimbabwe, adding that the group would release a statement at a later stage.

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  • Zuma wife and Black Coffee join anti-xenophobia march

    Gospel and struggle songs fuelled an estimated 10‚000 people who took to the streets in a peace protest against xenophobic attacks in Durban earlier today.

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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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  • South Africa: No African Is a Foreigner in Africa

    Wits professor ACHILLE MBEBME sees a nascent "ideology" - that of "national-chauvinism" - taking root in South African society. On Wednesday I asked a taxi driver: "Why do they need to kill these 'foreigners' in this manner?" His response: "Because under Apartheid, fire was the only weapon we blacks had. To kill "these foreigners", we need to be as close as possible to their body which we then set in flames or dissect, each blow opening a huge wound that can never be healed. Or, if it is healed at all, it must leave on "these foreigners" the kinds of scars that can never be erased.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SARS could be handing Julius Malema a golden chalice

    IT WAS not without a sense of irony that the nation watched on Saturday as Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chairman Dali Mpofu announced the expulsion of four members for a number of transgressions they allegedly committed. It was barely three years ago that Mpofu and EFF leader Julius Malema were on the other side of such a disciplinary process. While the three — Andile Mngxitama, Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala and Mpho Ramakatsa — are relative political lightweights, it was a route the party did not initially want to pursue, particularly against the talented Mngxitama. The trio, along with former members Kenny Kunene and Gayton McKenzie — who went on to form their own political party, the Patriotic Alliance, which was a nonstarter in last year’s elections — have been campaigning against the leadership of the EFF ever since its National People’s Assembly.

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  • Nicki Minaj is engaged

    Nicki Minaj has got engaged to Meek Mill after two months of dating.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Mutasa Ponders Next Move

    THE walls are closing in on the former ZANU-PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa with his options disappearing one by one. With his court application to challenge his ouster from Parliament thrown out two weeks ago; and his bid as legislator for Headlands constituency also rejected last week, the embattled former ZANU-PF bigwig is finding the wriggle-room available to contest decisions by his former colleagues in the ruling party fast shrinking. Mutasa last month approached the courthouse and filed a court case which challenges the legality of ZANU-PF's congress held last December. A determination of the same is expected from the courts in what is set to be a gruelling legal battle between Mutasa and his former boss, President Robert Mugabe.

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  • KZN Premier consults Zwelithini ‘on a daily basis’

    While fresh clashes during Durban’s day of peace make international headlines, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Premier Senzo Mchunu says he has been consulting King Goodwill Zwelithini on almost a daily basis regarding his comments and the way forward. Two weeks ago Zwelithini was reported to have told a gathering that foreigners should pack their bags and leave South Africa because they were the source of economic and social problems in some townships. Ethekwini Mayor James Nxumalo is confident that Durban’s xenophobic clashes are coming to an end. Mchunu would not say if government would ask the king to withdraw his statements or call for an end to the violence.

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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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  • Social media abuzz with false rumours over Xenophobic attacks

    Among the misinformation spread on Whatsapp‚ Facebook and BBM was a looming deadline for foreigners to leave townships‚ terror group Boko Haram threats of revenge violence against South Africans living in Nigeria and alerts for parents to pick up their children from schools. A message circulated on Whatsapp claims that foreigners have been given several dates between Friday and the end of the month to leave townships or they will come under attack. The rumour in Inanda is that foreigners have to leave by the end of Friday while a post on Facebook claims that foreigners living in Clermont will know when to leave by the number of tyres set alight daily. "These are false rumours‚" KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said.

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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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