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Cannabis now legal in South Africa For Personal Use

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape High Court passed a ruling on Friday morning that allows for the possession, cultivation and private use of marijuana at home. The court also

Nigerian immigrant sues South Africa Home Affairs

JOHANNESBURG – In 2010 police in Johannesburg shot Justin Ejimkonye, a Nigerian migrant, in the leg. The reason is unclear: It took the police 18 months to charge Ejimkonye with

Nigerian Government steps up search for elusive Boko Haram leader

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria’s military is “ransacking” territory it said it has recaptured from Boko Haram in recent months in a search for its elusive leader, the country’s defence minister

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Nigeria and Poland seek to develop economic, military ties

WARSAW, Poland — The foreign minister of Nigeria visited Poland on Monday in an effort to develop economic, military and security ties with the fast-growing economy in central Europe. Geoffrey

South Africa is attracting more overseas visitors but fewer from Africa

More overseas tourists are choosing SA as a holiday destination, but visitors from the region and the broader continent declined in January. Overseas tourists to SA increased to 245,074 in

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Expatriate workers in Nigeria to be replaced with Nigerians

The government of Nigeria has commenced the process of replacing expatriates occupying positions in some sectors by training Nigerians in technical and vocational skills to be able to function effectively

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Why some Nigerians face extreme vetting at US airports

Amb. Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun,

Boko Haram raids village in Nigeria, steals food and medical supplies

Boko Haram Islamists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, in the latest rampage to steal food and medical supplies, as fears grew of more attacks, locals and security personnel said

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Family caught out by new South African visa regulations

“For three days we didn’t grieve because we were more emotionally invested in trying to obtain these visas, which was very taxing on us as a family . . . It

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Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary “fiercely opposed” environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil