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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Special Envoy to Nigeria, Jeff Radebe, conveyed the apology when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

Xenophobia: South African special envoy meets President Buhari, apologises to Nigerians

South African Government on Monday formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Government over recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in that country.

Zimbabwean doctors begin strike over alleged abduction of colleague

Zimbabwean doctors from private and public hospitals went on strike on Monday and demonstrated in the capital against the alleged abduction of Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association acting President Peter Magombeyi.

Zimbabwean doctors’ labour leader ‘kidnapped’ by security forces – union

Union activists and rights campaigners on Sunday accused Zimbabwe's security forces of kidnapping the leader of a doctors' union, who disappeared during a strike he had helped organise.
Clayson Monyela

South Africa: Nigeria overreacted to recent xenophobic attacks – official

Clayson Monyela, spokesman of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa, says Nigeria overreacted to the recent xenophobic attack in the country.
Villagers of Zvimba, rural district of Zimbabwe’s late former President Robert Mugabe queue for breakfast at the Mugabe family compound in Kutama, where people gathered to wait for the arrival of his body, on September 15, 2019. – Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral with African leaders paying tribute to a man they lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic turmoil. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)

Robert Mugabe’s body heads for wake in home village

The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will be taken to his village for a wake on Monday, a family member said, as his final burial is prepared in about a month.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Xenophobia: South African president Cyril Ramaphosa booed at Robert Mugabe’s memorial

Earlier the South African president had received a lukewarm applause when his arrival was announced at the Rufaro Stadium where the memorial service was being held.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Robert Mugabe’s legacy of black emancipation will live long in hearts of...

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the legacy of determined, proud and assertive black emancipation left by late Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe will live long in the hearts of Africans.
The casket carrying the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is carried to the military chopper after lying in state at the Rufaro stadium, in Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Divided Zimbabwe bids farewell to Robert Mugabe with state funeral

Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic turmoil.
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.

VP Osinbajo: Robert Mugabe stood out in anti-colonial struggle

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe stood out as a leader because of his zeal, passion and selfless commitment to the emancipation of the people of Zimbabwe and the self realisation of black people everywhere.
An attendee at the memorial service held by South African political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in honour of the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe takes pictures with a wax model of the former president in Soweto, Johannesburg on September 12, 2019. GULSHAN KHAN | AFP

African leaders to pay tribute at Robert Mugabe state funeral

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will be given a state funeral on Saturday with a dozen African leaders expected to pay tribute to a man lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be in Akwa Ibom State on Sept. 23 to inaugurate a flour mill, a power sub-station, and other projects as part of activities marking the first 100 days of Gov. Udom Emmanuel’s second term in office.

VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Robert Mugabe’s state funeral

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the State Funeral for former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, tomorrow.
An attendee at the memorial service held by South African political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in honour of the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe takes pictures with a wax model of the former president in Soweto, Johannesburg on September 12, 2019. GULSHAN KHAN | AFP

Robert Mugabe’s family agree to burial in ‘heroes’ monument

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman said on Friday though the date for the ceremony was still unclear.
An attendee at the memorial service held by South African political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in honour of the late Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe takes pictures with a wax model of the former president in Soweto, Johannesburg on September 12, 2019. GULSHAN KHAN | AFP

Confusion as Robert Mugabe’s family, government squabble over burial site

Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe's family and the government squabbled over his burial on Thursday, with the place – and even its date – still unclear after relatives snubbed a plan for him to be entombed at a national monument.
Zimbabweans wait for the arrival of the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the country after he died on Friday (September 6) in Singapore after a long illness, Harare, Zimbabwe, September 11, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Thousands welcome Robert Mugabe’s remains

The body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home yesterday for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin.
Former President Robert Mugabe’s remains are due to be returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday and the government has confirmed that his funeral will take place over two days this coming weekend.

Robert Mugabe’s body arrives home for burial in divided Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home on Wednesday for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin.

Xenophobia: Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in South Africa – reports

The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, media reports said on Wednesday.
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.

Zimbabwe government to prevent foreign leaders from attending Robert Mugabe’s burial

In a letter forwarded to foreign embassies to brief them on the itinerary of Mugabe’s burial, the Zimbabwean foreign ministry stated all foreign dignitaries are expected to depart the country immediately after the ‘State Funeral Service’,
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.

Echoes of Robert Mugabe’s death in foreign hospital

The death of Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe on Sept. 6, at the Gleneagles Hospital, in Singapore, once again raised the issue of medical tourism by African leaders.

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