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Russian, Chinese warships arrive in South Africa

In South Africa, Russian and Chinese warships have arrived in Cape Town for their first naval exercises with South Africa in a demonstration of shifting allegiances. The Russian Navy has sent its Slava class guided-missile cruiser, Marshal Ustinov. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China has deployed its frigate, Weifang, to join their host’s […]

South Africa’s leading opposition party appoints new leader

In South Africa, the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday appointed John Steenhuisen as interim leader a month after the leader of the country’s main opposition party resigned. Mmusi Maimane resigned together with former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip last month, saying that the party was no longer a vehicle best suited to take forward […]

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World’s most dangerous, unfriendly places through expatriates’ eyes

A recent research published by InterNations has named Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt among the world’s most dangerous places to live and work in, for expatriates. The report polled 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries or territories, covering topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, safety […]

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Xenophobia saga: Ramaphosa sends emissaries to African countries

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries to several African countries following a month-long xenophobic violence in the southern African nation. Former Minister Jeff Radeba is leading the delegation which is scheduled to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. Hundreds of economic migrants from neighboring Zimbabwe […]

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South Africa: Nigerians fly back to Lagos after xenophobic attacks

Almost 200 Nigerians have left South Africa and returned to Lagos amid xenophobic violence in the southern African nation. The repatriation came after a cycle of violence burst out in Johannesburg leading to attacks on hundreds of foreigners-owned businesses. Videos circulating online purportedly showing Nigerians being killed triggered outrage online, although Nigeria’s foreign ministry said […]

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 Nigeria debunks reports of explosion at South African High Commission in Abuja

The Nigerian government has branded “fake” reports of an alleged explosion at South Africa High Commission in capital Abuja, in wake of xenophobic attacks on foreigners including Nigerians in South Africa, Africa News reports. Information minister, Lai Mohammed, Saturday brushed aside the reports of explosion while accusing the opposition for wanting to cause panic and […]

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Nigeria, DRC boycott World Economic Forum taking place in Cape Town

Leaders of Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, have reviewed their plans to attend the World Economic Forum, held in Cape Town, in the wake of xenophobic attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians in South Africa. A top advisor of President Muhammadu Buhari twitted that President Yemi Osinbajo will no longer attend the four-day […]

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South Africa: ‘xenophobic’ attacks against foreigners’ property

The police in Johannesburg Monday said they have detained over 70 people believed to have attacked shops and cars owned by foreigners. Police managed to disperse dozens of people who looted shops and burned down cars believed owned by foreigners among whom several Nigerians. Events started earlier in the day as hundreds of people staged […]

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South Africa eyes nuclear in energy mix by 2045

Africa’s most industrialized country South Africa will consider adding nuclear power capacity in an affordable way as part of its long-term plans, Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said. According to Mantashe, a former trade unionist who took over a merged energy and mineral resources ministry earlier this year, South Africa has started planning for new nuclear […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari to pay visit to South Africa in October

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to meet in October to discuss trade relations between the two largest African economies. According to Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the two leaders will consider recurrent issues concerning the wellbeing of the Nigerian […]

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