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WEF ends in South Africa amidst boycotts

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 7, 2019
The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa has ended in Cape Town, South Africa, producing notable outcomes. Nigeria boycotted the WEF to protest xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was scheduled to represent Nigeria at the event. The boycott is one of the steps taken by Nigeria […]

Caster Semenya set for new career in football

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 6, 2019
Multiple gold medallist and 800m and 1500m World Champion, Caster Semenya, is set for a new adventure outside athletics as she has joined a female football team, JVW Football Club, based in Gauteng, South Africa. JVW Football Club is owned by Banyana Banyana Captain, Janine van Wyk, and that is the place Semenya is hoping […]

Nigeria officially commences evacuation of citizens in South Africa [See Statement]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 6, 2019
The federal government has officially announced that Nigeria will commence the evacuation of its citizens from troubled South Africa. The evacuation will commence on September 9, 2019. The announcement was made by the foreign affairs ministry, which also commended Chief Allen Onyema, who volunteered his airline for the evacuation. “The ministry of foreign affairs has […]

Xenophobia: South African drivers blocked from crossing borders to Zambia, Mozambique

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 5, 2019
As tension continues to mount over the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa, some South African drivers have encountered difficulties in crossing the country’s borders to Mozambique and Zambia. In a video which surfaced online, South African drivers could be seen being held up at border points by Zambians and Mozambicans. Tyres were […]

Xenophobia: Jim Ovia withdraws from World Economic Forum

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 5, 2019
Nigerian billionaire, Jim Ovia, has announced he his pulling out from the ongoing World Economic Forum holding in South Africa amidst increasing backlash over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in Johannesburg. A statement circulated Thursday morning by Zenith Bank, which Mr Ovia chairs, attributed with withdrawal to the public uproar. Mr Ovia and […]

Xenophobia: Reactions trail attack on Nigerians, others by South Africans

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 2, 2019
A cross-section of Nigerians on Monday lamented on social media over a recent attack on Nigerians in South Africa. Viral videos on Monday showed widespread attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa. The President of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo who confirmed the development to NAN said on Monday that […]