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Jacob Zuma copies Donald Trump, bans 9 African countries from entering South Africa

*We don’t want our neighbours again, they should go *We shall expel them after vetting South African president, Jacob Zuma, has pulled another controversy out of his bag. The latest controversy which the diplomatic community called a “massive shocker” came from announcing an immediate ban to all citizens of his …

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Xenophobic attacks: Stop being ingrates – Thabo Mbeki tells South Africans

*We cannot treat our brothers as criminals Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, has condemned the current xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreigners in different parts of South Africa. While calling on the country’s security agencies to up their game, the former President called on communities to report criminal …

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Xenophobia: South Africans on the rampage again, loot 100 shops overnight

*South Africa High Commissioner summoned by Nigerian government Police on Monday said no fewer than 100 people ransacked shops in Johannesburg overnight, in the latest wave of looting incidents in South African cities. “We are following up on leads and we are expecting to make more arrests,” police spokesmanBrig. Mathapelo …

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Xenophobia: How South African police use force to disperse anti-immigration protesters

South African police have used stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon to try to disperse anti-immigration protesters in the capital, Pretoria and keep them from foreign nationals who had gathered to express alarm about recent Xenophobic attacks. A police official said 136 people had been arrested in the past …

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Xenophobia: 20 shops belonging to immigrants burnt in South Africa – Police

*We shall resist them and urge retaliation against South Africans outside *116 Nigerians killed in two years – Abike Dabiri-Erewa *We can also be violent when pushed to the wall – Rep Orji At least 20 shops belonging to immigrants were looted in South Africa’s capital overnight, police said, Tuesday, …

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Barrow sworn-in on Gambian soil as President 

*Its a new dawn, as political prisoners gain freedom Winner of the 1st December 2016 General Election, Adama Barrow, has been officially sworn-in on Gambian soil as the President of the tiny west African nation that had been embroiled in a succession crisis. It is the second time Mr Barrow …

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I am no more a prostitute – Information minister

Zambia’s Minister of Information, Kampamba Mulenga has called on citizens of the country to ignore her past when she was into prostitution. Mulenga said she should be judged on her present and future life as she is now a changed person. The minister who spoke in Livingstone said she was …

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Finally, there was peace in The Gambia

While many, including me, were expecting a bloodbath in The Gambia as the deadline set by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) expired for ex-President Yahya Jammeh to vacate office for the duly elected President, Adama Barrow. I kept a late night on the 19th of January waiting …

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Yahya Jammeh finally leaves for exile in Conakry

*May still head for Malabo Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, former president of Gambia has left Banjul, the capital to begin an indefinite new but alien life in exile. He left just after 10.00pm for Conakry the Guinean capital, along with the host President, Alpha Conde. To massage his large ego, he was given …

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Why I relinquished power, Gambia’s disgraced ex-President, Jammeh

*I don’t want bloodshed Gambia’s long-term leader Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections. In an announcement on state TV, he said it was “not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed”. The statement followed hours of talks between Jammeh and …

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