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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South African authorities arrest Nigerian drug dealer with R600k worth of illicit drugs.

A 42-year-old Nigerian national, Abba Ikechukwu was on Wednesday August 14, arrested at Caro-Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa for dealing in drugs with an estimated street value of R600 000.  The crime intelligence members received a tip-off about the suspect dealing in drugs.On Wednesday, police conducted a raid at Ikechukwu’s house. Upon searching, drugs were found […]

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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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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari to visit South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in October.

Worried by the increasing rate of Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians residing in South Africa, President Buhari will in October pay his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa,  a visit to discuss issues relating to wellbeing of citizens and ways to further strengthen trade relations between the two largest African economies.  A statement released by the Senior […]

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‘Declare a state of emergency in the South West’- Prof. Wole Soyinka raises alarm.

Prof. Wole Soyinka called for a State of Emergency to be declared in the South-West region of Nigeria while speaking to newsmen at the Fagunwa Study Group Second International Conference in Ondo State on Thursday August 8.   The Nobel Laureate alleged that there are many directions of security lapses in the region and also added that measures […]

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National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) give South Africans 7 days to leave Nigeria.

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has gven all South Africans and their companies operating in Nigeria to shut down within seven days and move out of the country, following the increasing number of Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.  Akpan made the call at a press conference organised by the Chairman, National Diaspora […]

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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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