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South Africa set to start e-visa system to attract more tourists

South Africa will start the piloting process for an online e-visa system later this month in a fresh bid to attract more tourists, according to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). This new electronic self-service solution system will speedily facilitate the movement of low-risk travelers, according to the department. The system will make it easier […]

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Another Nigerian killed, 2 others injured by unknown gun men in South Africa

Xenophobia The Nigerian community in South Africa has again been thrown into mourning following the killing by unknown gunmen of one of its members who also left two others injured. Mr. Odefa Ikele, the National Spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. […]

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One Nigerian killed, 2 others injured by unknown gunmen in South Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed that one of its member was killed and two others injured by unknown gunmen. Mr Odefa Ikele, the National Spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Ikele said the incident that led to the […]

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We’re proud of you, Nigerians in Russia tell Buhari

As President pledges to protect Diaspora Nigerians Nigerian community in Russia. PHOTO: Sunday Aghaeze By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja Nigerians in Russia have told President Muhammadu Buhari that they are proud of him for his display maturity and patriotism by visiting South Africa at the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country. This […]

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Xenophobia: FG gives update on latest attacks in South Africa

Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said Nigeria and South Africa will implement the “Early Warning Signal” mechanisms signed by the two countries to curb xenophobic attacks. A statement on Wednesday by the Head of Media Unit of NIDCOM, Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, quoted Mrs Dabiri-Erewa as speaking against the backdrop […]

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Xenophobia: Few days after Buhari’s visit, three Nigerians injured in South Africa

Three Nigerians and other foreign nationals on Tuesday suffered fresh xenophobic attacks in different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Provinces, South Africa. The National Spokesperson of the Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA), Mr Odefa Ikele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the attacks started in the early hours of the morning. Ikele said, “Groups […]

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‘Made in Africa’ smartphone plant opens in South Africa

Mara technology company on Thursday opened South Africa’s first smartphone manufacturing plant where it will produce its “Made in Africa“ phones along with a facility in Rwanda. Mara founder, Ashish Thakkar, said at the inauguration of the smartphone manufacturing plant in the South African coastal city of Durban that, “today proves that we Africans do […]

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Post-Buhari visit: Why many returnees won’t go back to S/Africa — Okoli, leader of Nigerian community

President of Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa, NICASA, Ben Okoli, in this interview, tells Sunday Vanguard how Nigerians are settling down after recent xenophobic attacks and the import of fence-mending meetings between Nigeria and South Africa. He also speaks on the fate of Nigerian returnees. Continue reading Post-Buhari visit: Why many returnees won’t go […]

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South Africa agrees to issue Nigerians 10-year visa following Buhari’s visit

South Africa and Nigeria have reached an agreement on issuing 10-year visa. This is following the successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa this week. However, the visa will only be issued to businessmen, academics and frequent travellers. This was revealed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s […]

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Full speech: What Buhari told Ramaphosa in South Africa

I would like, first of all, to thank you, my Brother, President Ramaphosa, for inviting me and my delegation to your beautiful country Continue reading Full speech: What Buhari told Ramaphosa in South Africa at Vanguard Nigeria. Hits: 0

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What Nigeria, South Africa agreed on xenophobia, others – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigeria and South Africa have reached an agreement on the recent xenophobic attacks and other areas. His statement at a press conference at Union Buildings in South Africa was shared by the presidency on Friday. Buhari said; “During the course of the working session, we reviewed a wide range […]

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Buhari tasks South Africa to open economy for Nigerian businesses

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday challenged the South African government to take deliberate steps that would open up the country’s economy for more Nigerian businesses. President Buhari President Buhari stated this at the inaugural meeting of the 9th Bi-National Commission in Pretoria. The President, who said the South African government should also guarantee the safety […]

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Xenophobia: Hope rises for Imo returnees, as gov. Ihedioha moves to resettle them

As part of the state government’s plan to reintegrate and resettle Imo indigenes who recently returned from South Africa, as a result of the latest xenophobic attacks, Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON has set up an inter-ministerial committee to map out strategies for their resettlement. Emeka Ihedioha, obedience Speaking during the reception […]

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South African returnees seek Imo govt’s assistance

By Chidi Nkwopara – Owerri About 100 Imo indigenes who returned from South Africa as a result of the xenophobic violence that swept through the country, have appealed to Imo State Government for assistance and rehabilitation. The first batch of 187 Nigerians arriving from South Africa on Wednesday The returnees made the call when they […]

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UN expert urges South Africa to end discrimination against people with albinism

The South African government must act urgently to end the dangers faced by people with albinism who face discrimination based on colour, a prohibited ground of racial discrimination, a UN expert said on Friday. Ikponwosa Ero, UN expert, and advocate for albinism. “Although apartheid ended 25 years ago and an inclusive constitution was introduced, people […]

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Obasanjo visits South Africa’s Ramaphosa, presents latest book

Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo visited the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, while he also presented his latest book to him during the courtesy visit. Obasanjo according to Channels TV report presented the latest book he co-authored titled “Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage”, to the South African leader. President Ramaphosa thanked […]

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Thieves steal from South Africa police chief

Thieves have stolen two television sets from a home of South Africa’s police chief Gen Khehla Sitole, a police spokesman has said. The police boss was apparently not at home when the theft occurred. PHOTO: Getty Images “Actually it was not a break-in. However, two television sets were stolen,” Brigadier Vish Naudi was quoted by […]

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Xenophobia: Sen. Okonkwo Commends Air Peace for evacuating Nigerians from SA

Senator Annie Okonkwo has commended the gesture of the Chairman of Air Peace Nigeria, Chief Allen Onyema for evacuating stranded Nigerians from South Africa. Air Peace This was contained in a statement made available by Okonkwo who represented Anambra Central senatorial district in the Senate. Boeing 737 MAX 8: Air Peace CEO frowns at attack […]

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Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu disburses N6.3m to 314 returnees

By Monsuru Olowoopejo Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State yesterday (Wednesday), disbursed N6.3 million to the 314 Nigerians returning from South Africa. Sanwo-Olu added that each of the returnees would be given N20,000 to assist them in settling down in the country. Details soon… Vanguard Hits: 0

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Breaking: 2nd batch of Nigerian returnees fleeing xenophobia arrive from South Africa

The second batch of Nigerian returnees fleeing from xenophobic attacks in South Africa arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fleeing returnees were aided by the Federal Government with the assistance of a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace. 163 more stranded Nigerians return from Libya(Opens in a new browser […]

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Christian students urge Nigeria, South Africa to sheath sword, embrace dialogue

Arogbonlo Israel The Nigerian Christian students under the platform of Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria in very strong terms, have condemned the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals and their businesses in South Africa, and the retaliatory attacks on businesses with South African interests in some countries in Africa. Evangelist Onyemobi The statement was signed […]

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Xenophobia: South Africa sends special envoys to Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, others

President Cyril Ramaphosa is sending special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa amid tensions and violence in the country. Ramaphosa and Buhari “The special envoys will deliver a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts South Africa, which […]

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(Video) Xenophobic Attacks: South Africa’s school children reactions

Schoolchildren in the South African city of Durban have been telling the BBC how they feel about the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in the country. The students, some of whom are from Zimbabwe and Ethiopia, told BBC What’s New? about the importance of accepting people from other countries as a way of learning about different […]

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South Africa’s deputy mines minister dies in car accident

…was appointed in May South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Bavelile Hlongwa has died in a car accident, the country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed on Saturday. Deputy mineral resources and energy minister Bavelile Hlongwa died in a car crash on Friday.PHOTO: gov.co.za Hlongwa, 38, who was appointed in May, died on Friday […]

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APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA: Remembering Sony Okosun, Fela, Onyeka Onwenu, Majek Fashek!

By BENJAMIN NJOKU Fire in Soweto Burning all my people Now there’s fire in Angola A burning all my people Riot in Mozambique Affecting all my people Fighting in Namibia Crushing all my people A shooting in Soweto (Hey) A killing all my people…. This were the powerful lyrics of late Sonny Okosun’s incendiary reggae […]