Home Topics Apartheid

Apartheid

ANC member Lindiwe Zulu reacts as she waits for the election results during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017. REUTERS

South Africa will not have universal basic income grant this year – minister

South Africa will not implement a universal basic income grant until at least March, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said in an interview on Friday, rolling back a pledge to have it ready by October.
Frederik Willem de Klerk OMG DMS is a South African politician who served as State President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994 and as Deputy President from 1994 to 1996.

Former South African president withdraws from US rights talk

South Africa’s last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, has withdrawn from a U.S. seminar about minority rights because he did not want to embarrass himself or his hosts in the current charged racial climate, his foundation said on Sunday.
The veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who was tried alongside Nelson Mandela, has passed on at the age of 87.

South African anti-apartheid veteran Denis Goldberg passes on

The veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who was tried alongside Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 87.
The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa- 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.

1960: Africa’s year of independence

The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa: 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.

UK lawmaker blames HSBC, others over corruption in South Africa under Jacob Zuma

British lawmaker Peter Hain said corruption under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, companies, and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped to launder.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to receive commendations for visiting South Africa to dialogue and build harmonious relations between the two countries.

President Buhari lauded over visit to South Africa

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to receive commendations for visiting South Africa to dialogue and build harmonious relations between the two countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during the visit of President Buhari to Pretoria

President Buhari advocates strong Nigeria, South Africa relationship for African development

President Muhammadu Buhari says a strong strategic relationship between Nigeria and South Africa can become the engine for the rapid economic, political, social, cultural development of Africa, thereby delivering ‘the Africa we want’.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 3

President Buhari tasks South Africa to open economy for Nigerian businesses

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday challenged the South African government to take deliberate steps that would open up the country’s economy for more Nigerian businesses.

Xenophobia: Nigerians, Ghanaians in Europe seek AU’s intervention

Nigerians and Ghanaians in Europe on Wednesday urged the African Union (AU) to intervene in the escalating xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Adewale Temitope Adedeji

Xenophobia: South Africans’ ignorance causes attacks on Nigerians – Lagos assemblyman

A member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Temitope Adewale, on Monday described the South Africans’ xenophobic attacks on Nigerians as a display of lack of knowledge.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi was heckled by a rowdy section of the crowd.

Xenophobia: We dare not forget what former President Obasanjo, others did for South Africa...

Inkatha Freedom Party founder and traditional prime minister to the Zulu nation, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has said that South Africans dare not forget or disregard the sacrifices made by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other African leaders for the nation’s independence.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Robert Mugabe an indomitable fighter

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described late Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe as an indomitable fighter who contributed in no small measure to the liberation of Zimbabwe from apartheid and oppressive radicalism.
Nigeria has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala.

Xenophobia: CLO hails federal government for recalling Nigerian ambassador in South Africa

The Civil Liberties organization (CLO) has commended the federal government over its decision to recall Nigeria Ambassador to South Africa.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Xenophobia: Peter Obi condemns attacks in South Africa

The vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on South Africans to stop the attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians.
Igbo Presidency project in exchange for Ruga settlements is not only a huge joke but total fallacy, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro President-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has said.

Xenophobia: Ohanaeze youths call for self-defense

As outrage continues to greet the xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has called for self-defense.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

South African attacks: No more diplomatic ‘good guy’ – PDP senators

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senators have urged the Federal Government to go beyond diplomatic rhetoric and compel the government of South Africa to immediately put a stop to the attacks on and killing of Nigerians living in their country.

PDP: Nnamdi Kanu is a desperate extortionist

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday described the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as a desperate extortionist masquerading as a freedom fighter.
Gambia Court

Eight Gambian soldiers jailed over coup plot

A Gambian military court on Monday sentenced seven soldiers to nine years in jail for plotting to overthrow President Adama Barrow, and handed a three-year prison term to another.

Recent Stories

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.