Soweto residents go on rampage as they loot foreign-owned shops, in South Africa.

Foreign-owned shops in Soweto were under siege on Wednesday, August 14th as residents went on a looting spree.    Areas that have been affected so far include; Zola, Emdeni, Moletsane, White City, Zondi and Rockville. The assault on foreigners is reminiscent of a wave of xenophobic attacks that were unleashed in Soweto a year ago. Police spokesman […]

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‘Over 6,000 Nigerians under criminal investigation in South Africa’- Nigeria High Commissioner raises alarm.

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala has revealed that over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated by the South African authorities for various crimes.   The High Commissioner said the statistics which is from the South African Police Service also revealed that the crimes centered on drug-related offences, murder, fraud and armed robbery.  “We have to look at it […]

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‘Protests by Nigeria students body against alleged killing of Nigerians by South Africans, reckless and unwarranted’ – South Africa’s Foreign Minister says

South Africa’s Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor at a press conference in response to a planned protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), alleged that claims of targeted killings of Nigerians in their country were false.   Speaking at the press conference which the Minister of Police Bheki Cele attended on Sunday August […]

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Students shutdown Ogun Shoprite over Xenophobic attacks of Nigerians in South Africa.

Shoprite mall in Ota, Ogun State, was shut down by protesting members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) today Saturday, August 10th over the rampant cases of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.  The protesting students stormed the South African-owned mall at about 11am with placards carrying inscriptions such as: “South Africans must go”, ”Enough […]

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Inspectors discover carcasses of 20 Lions and tigers in a freezer in South Africa. (Photos)

Twenty lions and tigers have been found dead in a freezer in a “hunting” farm in South Africa.A surprise inspection at the farm exposed a number of horrific things. A harrowing video shows two fatally ill lion cubs locked inside a metal crate on Pienika Farm in South Africa. The lions were found to be […]

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Over 600 persons arrested by police during mass raid of undocumented foreigners in South Africa.

At least 600 foreign nationals were arrested by South African police on Wednesday, August 7th.  In the targeted search operation carried out in the main city, Johannesburg, police also confiscated firearms and a “large consignment” of counterfeit goods in various buildings.   David Makhura, premier of the Gauteng province which surrounds Johannesburg, tweeted that the operation […]

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Former Minister Of Foreign Affairs opens up on why Nigerians suffer Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Geoffrey Onyeama, former Minister for Foreign Affairs, has said attributed break down in communication as the causes of xenophobic attacks in Nigerians living in South Africa. The former minister while responding to question during the screening of the ministerial nominee said he had commenced bi-national meetings between the Nigerian government and the South African’s. He […]

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