Xenophobic attacks: Nigerian allegedly shot dead in South Africa

A Nigerian, Mr. Martin Ebuzoeme, has been allegedly killed by unknown assailants in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Acting Chairman of Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA) in the Kwazulu Natal Province, Sylvester Okonkwo, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that the deceased, Mr Otugo, 41, a native of Nimo, in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State, was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants over a business disagreement. Mr. Okonkwo told NAN on telephone from Empangeni that Mr Otugo had repaired a cellphone for a client in…

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Xenophobic attacks on foreigners an embarrassment to Africa – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday in Pretoria said that the wave of deadly violence against foreign nationals including Nigerians in South Africa last month was an embarrassment to the continent. President Buhari said this during a town hall meeting with Nigerians living in South Africa. According to the President, “The recent acts of xenophobic attacks on our compatriots and other Africans in South Africa are shocking to me, Nigerians and indeed Africa. It was an embarrassment to the continent. “As a government, we are quite disturbed by these very…

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We are no longer safe, Nigerians in South Africa cry

President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, speaks on the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa in this interview with TOBI AWORINDE What caused the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa? Last Monday, there was a fight between some foreigners suspected to be Tanzanians and taxi drivers which led to the death of one taxi driver. So, on Tuesday, the taxi driver went on a mass protest in the morning and it degenerated into violence. Some criminal elements joined them and they started looting and burning houses…

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British Prime Minister, Theresa May resigns

… New Prime Minister to emerge by end of July British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced her resignation, paving the way for a contest to decide a new Prime Minister. In an emotional address on Friday, her voice breaking and close to tears, May ends her dramatic three-year tenure of near-constant crisis over Brexit and increasing the likelihood of Britain crashing out of the EU later this year, and said outside her Downing Street office,“It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have…

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Sri Lanka bombings: ISIS releases picture of perpetrators

ISIS has released a picture which it claims shows seven suicide bombers alongside the mastermind who co-ordinated the Easter Sunday atrocity in Sri Lanka. The image was released by the Amaq news agency – Daesh’s official mouthpiece – and is said to show extremist cleric Zahran Hashim, who has been identified as the man who planned the attacks. It later released a video which is claimed to show the killers pledging their allegiance to the terror group. Seven fantatics have their faces covered, but the terror group earlier named the…

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‘Over $351m’ found at ousted Sudan’s leader al-Bashir’s residence

Millions of dollars have reportedly been found at the residence of former President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan. Al-Bashir was toppled in a military coup which took place on April 11. He was initially placed under house arrest before being transferred to Kobar prison, where he detained some of his critics while in power. In a statement, Mutasim Mahmoud, senior public prosecutor in Sudan, announced the seizure of $351 million, €6,7 million, and SDG 5 billion ($105 million) at the residence of Al-Bashir. Mahmoud confirmed that the cash is secure within…

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African Union threatens to suspend Sudan over coup

The African Union on Monday threatened to suspend Sudan following last week’s coup that saw Omar al-Bashir ousted by the military after nearly three decades in power. If the junta fails to hand power to civilians within 15 days, the AU will suspend “the participation of Sudan in all AU’s activities until the restoration of constitutional order,” the body’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) said in a statement. Bashir ruled Sudan with an iron fist for 30 years before he was deposed last week following mass protests that have rocked…

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Sudan’s coup leader bows to pressure, steps down, names successor

The head of Sudan’s military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced his decision on state TV. He named as his successor Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan. It comes after protesters refused to leave the streets, saying the coup leaders were too close to Mr Bashir. The army has said it will stay in power for two years, followed by elections. Mr Bashir’s downfall followed months of unrest that…

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Gen Awad sworn in as Sudan’s new leader

It was the man named by President Omar al-Bashir as his deputy just six weeks ago who broke the news to the Sudanese people of the longtime ruler’s removal. Dressed in army fatigues, General Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf declared on Thursday that the 75-year-old had been overthrown and arrested following months of nationwide protests against his three-decade rule. In his address on state TV, Ibn Auf also said a military council would run the country for two years and announced the suspension of the constitution and the introduction of a…

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Saudi Arabia condemns Trump’s recognition of Israeli claim on Golan

Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally, on Tuesday condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights is described as a “clear violation’’ of the United Nations Charter and relevant resolutions. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expressed its firm rejection and condemnation of the declaration issued by the American administration to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights,” it said in a statement carried by the SPA state news agency. The oil-rich monarchy warned in the statement that…

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