• Nigeria: South Africa Attacks - House Wants Diplomat Recalled

    In the wake of the xenophobic attacks on Africans in South Africa, the House of Representatives Thursday urged the Federal Government to promptly recall the Nigeria's High Commissioner to the country. Cautioning that Nigeria will no longer treat the wanton killings of its citizens with levity, the House prompted by a motion of urgent matter of public importance moved by the chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Matters, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the House expressed sadness that the attacks has claimed many lives, ruined businesses and left many wounded. Attributing the mayhem to an alleged statement by the South African Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, "Nigeria frowns at the attacks and will no longer tolerate the killing of its nationals in South Africa.

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  • SA trucks attacked in Mozambique

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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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  • 2 shot dead in volatile Jeppestown

    The area has been a hotspot for xenophobic attacks and the looting of both local and foreign owned shops. Two South Africans have been killed in a hostel in Jeppestown during the xenophobic attacks on 18 April 2015.

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  • Watch: Malema puts the blame for xenophobic attacks on Zuma

    In Julius Malema's address to parliament on Thursday, he attributed the current xenophobic violence to the results of the teachings of President Jacob Zuma and claims that the president should bear the responsibility thereof. Posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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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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  • 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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  • Xenophobic attacks fuelled by myths about foreigners

    Government should act decisively in response to xenophobia and attacks on foreigners, but solutions must be based on unity and cohesion, not more segregation, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said. ISS governance, crime and justice division head Gareth Newham said the recent attacks on foreign nationals in the country were fuelled by two myths about foreigners.

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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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  • Mugabe blamed for xenophobic attacks on Zimbabweans living in South Africa

    Firebrand Zimbabwean female war veteran and former Zanu PF MP Margaret Dongo has blamed the horrific xenophobic attacks in South Africa on President Robert Mugabe's and Zanu PF's

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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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  • ‘Maimane our new Obama’ - Politics | IOL News

    DA heavyweight in the Western Cape Theuns Botha on Saturday gave Mmusi Maimane the thumbs up to succeed Helen Zille as party leader. Maimane’s public announcement of his candidacy at the DA provincial congress in Goodwood, Cape Town, on Saturday was met with loud applause by the close to one thousand delegates present. “I haven’t got words to describe my excitement about Mmusi becoming the new leader of the party,” Botha told the African News Agency.

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  • Future of the iconic jumbo jet is up in the air

    THE JUMBO jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Last year, there were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s, reflecting a fundamental shift in the industry toward smaller, twin-engine aircraft. The outcome of those discussions will affect the value of existing fleets and thousands of production jobs at the aircraft makers and their many parts suppliers. Sales forces at Airbus and Boeing are fighting for potential orders aircraft by aircraft as they seek to keep production going beyond the end of the decade, said other aviation market sources.

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  • Virgin Active sold off to Brait - Companies | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Brait says it has been tracking Virgin Active since 2011 and moved in quickly on the opportunity to acquire it. Virgin Active agreed to be bought by the investment company owned by South African billionaire Christo Wiese for £682 million (R12 billion), prompting the British health club chain to cancel plans for a share sale. Wiese’s Brait would take an 80 percent stake in Virgin Active, valuing the gym chain at £1.3bn, Brait said in a statement yesterday. British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will retain a 20 percent stake, while London-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners will sell its entire shareholding.

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  • 30 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As this week comes to an end and we gear up for the weekend ahead, let’s take a moment to look back at the pictures that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, impactful, and at times ...

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  • Zimbabwe: Ncube Slams Zanu-PF's '1980 So Far So Good' Boast

    THIRTY five years after attaining independence, Zimbabwe has degenerated into a perfect caricature of a failed African state with its citizenry in grinding poverty and stoked daily by hunger, the opposition MDC has said. In his 35th independence anniversary message, MDC president Professor Welshman Ncube, said it was time for an objective introspection given that the "Zimbabwe is on an accelerated trajectory of self-destruction".

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  • Chelsea - the worst behaved team - Premier League

    AP Chelsea have the unfortunate tag of being the worst-behaved team in the top flight when it comes to respecting officials. London - Chelsea may top the Premier League table but Jose Mourinho's side have the unfortunate tag of being the worst-behaved team in the top flight when it comes to respecting officials, according to Football Association Fair Play delegates. Chelsea, who have a seven-point lead in the Premier League with seven games remaining, have received widespread criticism for their attitude towards referees this season despite Mourinho suggesting they are victims of a 'campaign' by the FA and media. The data, complied by FA Fair Play delegates who attend every Premier League match, shows Chelsea have the least respect towards match officials, the Telegraph reported.

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  • Australia turning back asylum seekers - World News | IOL News

    AFP Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back by Australia cover their faces in the southern port district of Galle in 2014. Sydney - Australia is returning almost 50 Vietnamese asylum-seekers using a warship currently off the Asian nation's coast after intercepting them at sea, a report said on Friday, as Canberra enforces a tough immigration policy. The asylum-seekers were found by customs and navy vessels north of Australia earlier this month before being transferred to amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules, The West Australian newspaper said. The daily estimated that the cost of returning the asylum-seekers could reach Aus$1.4 million (US$1.1 million), adding that it was not known if they had already been transferred to local authorities.

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  • Swaziland: Swazi King's Secret Jet Purchase

    In May 2010, in the depths of Swaziland's worst financial crisis in its history, King Mswati III secretly bought himself a private jet for US$11.45 million, it can be revealed publicly for the first time. In December 2010, unable or unwilling to pay his debts, the King sold the plane to Millers Capital, a Singapore-based investment company, for US$7.5 million - US$3.95 million less than he paid for it five months earlier. The tangled financial history of the King's MacDonnell Douglas DC-9 jet (also known as MD87) was revealed in papers at the Court of Appeal, Ontario, Canada, where the jet is being held in a business dispute over an alleged unpaid bill of US$3.5 million for upgrades made to the plane. Papers presented to the court on 9 April 2015 revealed that on 20 May 2010, SG Air Leasing, a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, sold the jet to Inchatsavane, a company whose sole shareholder was King Mswati, for US$11.45 million.

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