• Xenophobia attacks: concerns rise over reprisal attacks in African countries

    Concerns are now being raised about reprisal attacks in other African countries in response to the xenophobic violence in South Africa. In Mozambique, there were reports that cars with South African registration plates were being stoned and trucks exporting goods grounded. Text messages have also apparently been circulating in that country warning citizens about violence in South Africa. In Zimbabwe, a student leader called on youths to retaliate by attacking South African businesses operating there.

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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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  • Nigeria: Why I Conceded Defeat to Buhari - Jonathan

    President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conceded defeat to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in the March 28 presidential election, saying he did so to avert a collective tragedy. President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during his visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, on March 12, 2015. President Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on March 12, and launched a new online mobile platform, X-Gen, designed to increase local investment. President Jonathan was responding to remarks by the French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Denis Guaer, who commended him for setting a record of humility, patriotism and courage in safeguarding the democratic process in Nigeria and Africa for which he will always be remembered.

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  • Zwelithini to express his thoughts on xenophobic violence

    Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini will hold an imbizo (high-level gathering) on Monday with other traditional leaders and government dignitaries to express his opinion on the recent spate of xenophobic violence plaguing the country. The announcement was made today by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu at a press conference. Last month Zwelithini sparked controversy by calling for the deportation of foreign nationals living in the country. The attacks on foreign nationals later spread to other parts of the country – including Johannesburg – and left at least five people dead.

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  • Did TB Joshua predict the xenophobic attacks?

    In the wake of the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in parts of South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, it has emerged that controversial Nigerian pastor TB Joshua may have predicted the attacks. According to his official Facebook page, Joshua gave a prophetic warning to South Africa about a serious revolt led by young people, which would result in the loss of lives at his congregation in July last year. In a video where Joshua is seen sharing his prophecy, he urges his congregation to pray for South Africa because he sees a youth revolt in the country. Revolt in South Africa,” Joshua says.

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  • Liverpool academy ditches eThekwini deal - Daily News | News

    Independent Media Work is continuing on the multimillion-rand sporting development near King s Park in Durban, but the Liverpool Football Club academy has pulled out of the development. The Liverpool Football Club academy has pulled out of the multimillion-rand sporting development near King’s Park and is looking for a permanent home at another site in Durban. Hoy Park Management, the company behind the development, confirmed that the academy would no longer be part of it and that the site would be used primarily as an elite soccer academy of the SA Football Association (Safa).

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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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  • 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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  • Foreigners: We are ashamed of South Africans

    As the country remains on tenterhooks amid a wave of xenophobic violence, foreigners have told Eyewitness News they’re ashamed of South Africans. While some foreigners in Jeppestown say they are bracing for another night of violence, others have started repairing the damage to their homes and businesses. Police have fired rubber bullets throughout the day to disperse crowds. It remains tense in the area as foreign nationals prepare to safeguard their belongings before night falls.

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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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  • ...But AKA, you are so, so wrong! | The New Age Online

    Your tweets are unfortunate and insensitive. Your disregard of the power that you and other entertainers have to shift mindsets over the xenophobic attacks is sad. Understand that xenophobia and Afrophobia come from a place of ignorance. Ignorance so sad some locals believe South Africa is not in Africa.

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  • Khune charged by the PSL | The New Age Online

    The Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee has charged Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with making improper statements and bringing the league and SAFA into disrepute following his comments on social media. Khune will appear before the PSL disciplinary committee on the 23rd of April to state his case before the committee panel. This comes after Khune took to twitter to lambaste match officials after being red carded in a match against Amazulu. Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has also been charged with contravening Rules 51 and 53 of the NSL after he attended post match press conference, despite being ordered from the field of play during the game by the referee.

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  • Xenophobia: ‘payback’ threats issued - IOL News

     Cape Town - African-based terror groups Boko Haram and al-Shabaab’s threats to attack South Africans in retaliation for xenophobic violence should not be taken lightly. Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks, president of the Cape Town-based Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), who said at its Crawford headquarters that “we should not be naive”. A number of Nigerian media outlets reported late this week that Boko Haram “gives South Africa 24 hours to end xenophobic attacks, or face bombing”.

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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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  • OPINION: Are foreigners stealing jobs in South Africa?

    International migrants are often accused of stealing jobs from locals in South Africa. “The kwerekwere are stealing our jobs,” people say. The claim that “foreigners” are taking jobs from South Africans “is an argument that is always made”, says Professor Loren Landau, director of the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at Wits University.

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  • Drake: Don’t misinterpret Madge saga - IOL Tonight

    YouTube Drake reacts after being kissed by Madonna. Drake, 28, has thanked “queen” Madonna for kissing him. Although his decision to wipe his mouth afterwards sparked speculation he didn’t enjoy the impromptu kiss, Drake has taken to social media to assure Madonna, 56, he is honoured to have been on the receiving end of her lips. Despite being criticised for her kiss, Madonna has been unrepentant about her behaviour.

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  • Rhodes’s role in starting UCT traced

    Prof Howard Phillips‚ an emeritus professor of history at the University of Cape Town (UCT)‚ says Cecil John Rhodes did not directly donate the prime land on which the institution stands. Prof Phillips‚ who has written a history of UCT from 1918 to 1948‚ says Rhodes wanted the land on his Groote Schuur Estate to be used for a South African university that would be established to serve the country-to-be. Eventually the SA College in Orange Street offered to take the money and land‚ and move to the Groote Schuur Estate‚ where it would become a university in its own right.

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  • Balotelli is most abused Premier League player on social media

    Liverpool's Italian forward Mario Balotelli was the most abused player with some 8,000 posts, of which more than half were racist in nature. "I was shocked when I saw that," Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told reporters on Friday. More than 95,000 other messages were directed at clubs, with Chelsea and Liverpool featuring most frequently. "Kick It Out" director Roisin Wood told the BBC the level of abuse was "truly staggering".

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  • 'Never again' is here

    South Africa has shown its true colours. A 14-year-old foreign national has lost his life along with five others. “Celebrations in May will promote our African identities. While Zuma pointed to plans put in place to overcome the destruction caused by these attacks, including stronger border relations and other sorts of balderdash, a foreign national driven out of her home in a tent was awaiting supplies from humanitarian aid.

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  • South Africa: Five Moments From the Durban Peace March That Aren't Helping With Xenophobia

    The Peace March held in Durban on Thursday was meant to provide a platform for South Africans to stand in solidarity with our fellow Africans and fight back against the rampant xenophobia in the country. South African singer Simphiwe Dana, proudly tweeted a photo of herself with popular tweeters Shaka Sisulu, Khaya Dlanga and Mayiholme Tshwete at the march. The four public personalities were looking fresh in their outfits, but swag isn't going to stop xenophobia.

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