Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

South Africa: Promote social cohesion to end xenophobic attacks against African refugees and migrants

Authorities must revive their commitment to promote social cohesion and tolerance amongst communities in order to eliminate xenophobia and racial discrimination against African refugees and migrants, said Amnesty International South Africa, the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa and eight other Non-Governmental Organisations today to mark Africa Day.   African refugees and migrants living in South Africa are subjected to frequent xenophobic attacks and other hateful acts, often accused of being criminals or stealing jobs from locals. Please follow and like us:

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Nigeria West Africa 

South Africa deports 90 Nigerians

The South African government on Friday deported 90 Nigerians for alleged immigration-related offences. Joseph Alabi, the spokesman for the Lagos Airport Police Command confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Mr. Alabi said the deportees, who are all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30 p.m. Friday. Please follow and like us:

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Durban Getaways Tourism 

Barriers to facilitating travel in Africa

Africa’s travel and tourism sector continues to make major strides, accounting for 7.8% of African GDP (US $ 165 billion) in 2016. However, there remains challenges that hinder simplification of travel especially for Africans travelling within Africa. Speaking during the just concluded INDABA 2017, Africa’s top travel show held in Durban – Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa from 16th-18th; Jumia Travel CEO Paul Midy identified four main barriers to democratizing travel in the continent, as published on the INDABA Daily News Magazine. Please follow and like us:

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Human Rights OP-ED 

Attacks on human rights activists reach crisis point globally

 Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice.   “What we are witnessing today is a full-frontal assault by governments, armed groups, corporations and others with power on the very right to defend human rights. Human rights defenders bear the brunt of this global attack,” said Salil Shetty, the Secretary General…

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Robert Mugabe Southern Africa Southern. Africa Zimbabwe 

Is Zimbabwe’s Economy More Advanced Than ‘Rest of Africa?’

President Robert Mugabe’s comments that Zimbabwe was the next most advanced country after South Africa caused a lot of debate in social media and other social circles. The president admitted that the country was facing economic challenges nonetheless. Today, it is not easy for Zimbabweans and other observers to agree with Mugabe prima facie. It would take a deep analysis not jingoism, for some to eventually realise that he may not have been way off the mark depending on the perspective from which one is looking at. Modern-day judgment of…

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Nigerian Police Human Rights World 

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries including 10 in Southern Africa. It warns that punishment of dissenting views and politically-motivated attacks on peaceful protests and the right to freedom of expression are on the rise in countries such as South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.   “From #FeesMustFall in South Africa, to #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe and the #UnemploymentMovement in Botswana; 2016 was a difficult year for human rights defenders and activists in the…

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Nelson Mandela Ex-Presidents 

Mandela and Fidel: What is not being said

Nelson MandelaTHE death of Nelson Mandela has precipitated a torrent of interpretations on his life and work, all of which present him as a disciple of pacifism and a kind of Mother Teresa of South Africa. This is an essentially incorrect, and premeditated, image, promoted to obscure the fact that after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, the African National Congress (ANC) adopted a strategy of armed struggle and sabotage of enterprises and important economic projects, but without endangering human life.

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Lethebo Rabalago Lifestyle OP-ED 

Prophetic Christianity and its ‘Doom-contents’ in Africa

The image of a South African pastor spraying his congregation with a pesticide called Doom during a ‘healing session’ has sparked a wave of outrage on the social media. This self-proclaimed prophet, Lethebo Rabalago, heads a church called Mount of Zion General Assembly in Limpopo province. A member of his congregation had an eye infection and he used the insecticide in an attempt to heal her.   The pastor further claimed that the spray could cure cancer and HIV. Rabalago posted on his church’s page how the ‘doom’ miracle product…

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ANCYL official Patrick Wisani guilty Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Judge Finds Patrick Wisani guilty of murdering his girlfriend Nosipho Mandleleni by beating her to death

Yesterday, in the Randburg High Court Judge Mohammed Ismail found former ANCYL official Patrick Wisani guilty of murdering his girlfriend Nosipho Mandleleni by beating her to death with a sjambok and a broomstick on the night of Saturday 5th of September, 2015. Wisani was also found guilty of assaulting Nosipho’s twin sister Siphokazi and a friend of hers in an attempt to deter them from giving evidence. In addition, he was found guilty of intimidating witnesses in the case. Sentencing will take place on Monday, 28th of November also at…

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ICC Leaders OP-ED 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Plea for ICC Survivor amidst Africans real Concerns

Victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations deserve to have their day in court, Amnesty International said as it urged states to work to strengthen, rather than withdraw from, the International Criminal Court (ICC). The call comes on the eve of the 15th Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute – the ICC’s founding treaty – taking place from 16 to 24 November in The Hague, Netherlands. Please follow and like us:

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