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Nigerian-owned guest houses burnt in South Africa

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The Nigerian Union in South Africa says six guest houses owned by their members were burnt during attacks against Nigerians in Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mr. Paul Nwanedo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Rustenburg, on Thursday that the attackers beat a woman and her ...

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25-year-old Nigerian killed in South Africa

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The Nigerian mission in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a 25-year-old Nigerian, Mr Ibrahim Olalekan Badmus, a native of Lagos state. The killing occurred less than a week after Mr Jelili Omoyele, a 35 year –old cellular phone technician was shot dead at Doornfontein,   near Johannesburg. Mr Godwin Adama, Nigeria`s Consul General (CG) in South Africa, told the News ...

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South Africa farmers faced with trial for shoving man into coffin

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Two white South African farmers on Monday pleaded acquitted to any or all charges once a web video allegedly showed them pushing a Negroid into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson, both 28, stood trial on charges of nobble, assault and tried murder over the incident last year at a farm close to ...

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France wants to jail son of Africa’s longest serving president.

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By S.Ratko A French prosecutor has asked a court to sentence the vice president of Equatorial Guinea to three years in prison for embezzling $115 million from his country to buy luxury cars, real estate, and other assets in France. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, 48, the country’s current vice president and the son of current president Teodoro Obiang, Africa’s longest ...

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South African court rules against single-religion schools

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By Robert Njeru The Johannesburg High Court has passed a ruling outlawing single-religion schools in South Africa. This means that it is now illegal for public schools to promote any one religion at the exclusion of others. This ruling has drawn mixed reactions from various circles. According to the High Court, promotion of any particular religion at schools is bound ...

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Xenophobia: Nigerians in South Africa attacked

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The Nigerian community in South Africa said recently that some of its members were receiving calls threatening more attacks against their homes and businesses.   The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that some South Africans launched xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in Pretoria West.   A mob burned no fewer than five homes and businesses belonging ...

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