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Emmanuel Mwamba

Man stabbed, stoned to death in South Africa

The Zambian national was stabbed with a knife before being stoned to death by a group of about 30 enraged taxi and minibus drivers in the South African town of Klerksdopr, northwest of the country.
A taxi driver holds a sign reading Let's enforce the law, taxis can not be bought. The corrupt government out! during a strike by taxis in Barcelona on July 25, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Pau Barrena

Madrid taxis join Barcelona strike against Uber

Taxi drivers in Madrid went on strike Saturday in solidarity with Barcelona cabbies protesting against "unfair competition" from Uber and Cabify.

PDP, SDP describe President Buhari as Nigeria’s common enemy

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Peoples Democratic Party have described President Muhammadu Buhari as the common enemy of Nigeria.
Rivalry between groups of minibus taxis over dominance on profitable routes sometimes spills over into deadly violence in South Africa [Siphiwe Sibeko-Reuters]

Police: 11 killed in attack on taxi drivers in South Africa

Eleven taxi drivers have been shot dead in South Africa after gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, police have said.
Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda's prime minister, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S. - Getty Images

PM: Uganda to ‘review’ social media tax after outcry

Uganda will review a tax on the use of social media, the prime minister said Wednesday after a protest against the controversial measure was broken up by police firing live rounds and teargas into the air.

President Erdogan: Uber ‘finished’ in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the ride-hailing app Uber is “finished” in Turkey, following intense pressure from Istanbul taxi drivers for the service to be banned.

Police warn Kwara residents of new tactics by criminals in Ilorin

The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, Aminu Pai Saleh, has warned members of the public on new antics criminals used to dispossessed victims of their property in Ilorin.

Egyptian court suspends ban on Uber and Careem

An Egyptian court ruled on Saturday that a judicial decision to suspend the licences of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem should not be applied, allowing them to continue their work, judicial sources said.

Fraudster: I have lost count on my victims

A 49-year-old fraudster, Basirat Ashile, has revealed that many people had fell victim of her gang’s pranks so much that she has lost count of their numbers.

Fear grips Nigerians as South Africans protest on Monday

The Nigerian Community in South Africa on Sunday urged its members to adopt safety measures ahead of a planned protest against foreigners by South Africans.

Mob destroys 4 Nigerian shops, houses in South Africa – Union

The Nigerian Community in South Africa said on Saturday that a mob destroyed four shops and several houses belonging to their members at Krugersdorp, near Johannesburg.

Nigerian community to tackle prostitution, drug peddling in South Africa

The Nigerian Community in Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa, says it will tackle drug peddling and prostitution by its members in the area to avert a clash with South Africans.

Attack: Mission on top of situation in South Africa – Consul General

Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, says the mission is on top of the situation in the North West Province of the country.

Spain unites for 500,000-strong Barcelona march

About 500,000 people have marched in Barcelona in a huge public rejection of violence following a recent deadly attack in the Spanish city, chanting: "I'm not afraid."

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