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NIGERIA TO GIVE ALL OF ITS 200 MILLION PEOPLE ID NUMBERS

Nigeria wants to issue identity numbers for as many as 50 million citizens per year in a bid to create a harmonised database of its population, the largest in Africa.

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INCENTIVES FOR THE NIGERIAN RETURNEES

Austin Okeke Writes “In Every Cloud There Is A Silver Lining” MTN gave them 150 thousand Naira worth of airtime and 9000 Naira worth of data. They are free to

NALEDI PANDOR ON ‘AFROPHOBIA’

South Africa has seen a spate of xenophobic attacks in recent months. The country’s Minister for International Relations, Naledi Pandor, has told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur she could not deny

FOREIGN TRUCK DRIVERS TERRIFIED IN SOUTH AFRICA

The N12 near the small town of Ogies in Mpumalanga was the site of violent protests aimed at foreign truck drivers at the beginning of this month. The protest led

SOUTH AFRICA MUST IMPLEMENT STRICTER IMMIGRATION LAWS

A remarkable and significant development happened at the funeral service of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the weekend – the booing and then cheering of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa

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XENOPHOBIA: AIR PEACE PLANE LEAVES FOR SOUTH AFRICA AT MIDNIGHT

The Air Peace Flight B777 will depart Nigeria at midnight of Wednesday to evacuate about 319 Nigerians from South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in that country. The

CAN SOUTH AFRICA REPAIR ITS IMAGE DAMAGED BY XENOPHOBIA?

SA needs to end the denialism around xenophobia and engage in frank dialogue with its continental partners. Liesl Louw-Vaudran and Mohamed Diatta for ISS TODAY Televised footage last week showed

‘10,000 NIGERIAN GIRLS’ FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION IN BURKINA FASO – AMBASSADOR

Ramatu Ahmed, Nigeria’s ambassador to Burkina Faso, says 10,000 girls of Nigerian origin have been forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso. NAN reports that Ahmed spoke in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s

BILL GATES: NIGERIAN GOVT NEEDS TO GAIN CREDIBILITY WITH CITIZENS

Bill Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), says the Nigerian government needs to gain credibility with citizens in order to generate more revenue domestically to

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WHAT’S BEHIND THE DEADLY VIOLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA?

The attacks on immigrants are neither irrational nor spontaneous. By Loren B. Landau Mr. Landau is a professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. JOHANNESBURG — The past few