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Jacob Zuma Faces Corruption Charges Next Week

Jacob Zuma Faces Corruption Charges Next Week

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma will stand trial on corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal after a Pietermaritzburg High Court denied him a permanent stay of prosecution on Friday. The ruling…

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Buhari To Ramaphosa: Protect Foreigners In South Africa

Buhari To Ramaphosa: Protect Foreigners In South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday began a visit to South Africa with a call to beef up protection of foreign nationals, weeks after xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg stirred tension between Africa’s leading economies. Buhari and…

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Vietnam Aims To Tighten Ties With Nigeria, South Africa

Vietnam Aims To Tighten Ties With Nigeria, South Africa

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue on Friday had separate meetings with ambassadors of South Africa and Nigeria to discuss preparations for the upcoming working visit to the two countries by a Government delegation. The…

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After Initial Hiccups, 315 More Nigerians Return From South Africa

After Initial Hiccups, 315 More Nigerians Return From South Africa

Nigeria’s major carrier, Air Peace, Wednesday evacuated another batch of 315 Nigerians from South Africa as a result of the xenophobic attacks on blacks from other African countries by South Africans. The Air Peace flight…

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South Africa Don’t Deserve To Apologise To Nigeria – Mayor Of Johannesburg

South Africa Don’t Deserve To Apologise To Nigeria – Mayor Of Johannesburg

Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks. “No, there is nothing for me to apologise about,” Mashaba said on…

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Just In: SA Authority Grants Air Peace Landing Permit

Just In: SA Authority Grants Air Peace Landing Permit

South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians escaping from xenophobia in that country, a Nigerian consular officer has confirmed. Nigeria’s Consul-General in…

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No Nigerian Died During Attacks – South African Envoy

No Nigerian Died During Attacks – South African Envoy

South Africa president envoy Monday told Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari that none of his citizens died in the latest anti-foreigner attack in South Africa. Jeff Radebe, Special Envoy of President Cyril Ramaphosa disclosed that 10…

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Xenophobia: Obasanjo Calls For Reconciliation Amongst Affected Countries

Xenophobia: Obasanjo Calls For Reconciliation Amongst Affected Countries

By Augustine Akhilomen Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for fence-mending, reconciliation and wound-binding between South Africa and the countries whose citizens have been victims of xenophobia and afrophobia in South Africa. He made this…

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Xenophobia: Ramaphosa Sends Special Envoys To Buhari, Others

Xenophobia: Ramaphosa Sends Special Envoys To Buhari, Others

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is set to send special envoys to several African leaders including Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in light of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in his country. According to News24,…

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Xenophobia: FG Seeking Compensation For Nigerians – Dabiri-Erewa

Xenophobia: FG Seeking Compensation For Nigerians – Dabiri-Erewa

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, says the Federal Government is pressing for compensation for affected Nigerians in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Dabiri-Erewa stated this at the maiden…

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