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African nations continues to express anger over coronavirus stigma in China

African countries are seething over accounts that Africans are battling stigma and discrimination in China over the coronavirus pandemic, apparently linked to a cluster of cases in a community in the southern city of Guangzhou.The African residents say they...

China says 111 Africans tested positive for coronavirus in Guangzhou

A total of 111 Africans in China’s southern city of Guangzhou had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Monday, the Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.Among them, 19 were imported cases, Xinhua quoted Chen Zhiying, executive vice...

China now denies discrimination against Africans after earlier vow to improve

China on Monday denied any discrimination against “African brothers” in the country and rejected U.S. accusations of mistreatment of Africans in Guangzhou as an attempt to harm Beijing’s relations with African nations.This came after China had on Sunday, strong...

Three men stoned, burnt to death in South Africa

Police in Limpopo district, South Africa are seeking answers after finding the charred remains of three people in Dennilton, outside Groblersdal, at the weekend.The bodies of Owen Ncube, Salos Sithole and Lovemore Basera were found on Sunday morning at...

Removed refugees set up new camp near Cape Town CBD police station

About 200 African refugees and asylum seekers continued their Cape Town sit-in on Tuesday, this time around the corner from the Cape Town Central police station."We slept here last night," said Esther Loulndr on the pavement in Albertus Street.As...

South Africa police moves to remove informal structures outside CapeTown Methodist church

Refugees living around the Central Methodist Mission Church in Cape Town are being removed along with their belongings by the South African police.This comes after the Western Cape High Court granted the City of Cape Town an interim order...

9 illegal miners from Lesotho stoned to death in South Africa

Police in South Africa have launched a manhunt for killers of nine illegal miners from Lesotho who were stoned to death in a western district of Johannesburg.The bodies of the miners were found lying in the streets of Matholeville,...

Immigrant children locked out of schools in South Africa for lack of documents

South Africa Department of Basic Education is ignoring a court order and Minister of Home Affairs instructions to enroll refugee children who do not have documents reports GroundUp.In July last year the Acting Director General of the Department of...

Business owners in Cape Town neighbourhood want refugees evicted

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers at a church in South Africa's coastal city of Cape Town are about to enter their fifth month, as businesses in the neighbourhood continue to press for their eviction.The majority of the refugees...

Over a hundred foreign nationals arrested in South Africa following protests

South African police have rounded up more than 100 undocumented foreign nationals in a township north of Johannesburg following days of protests over the murder of a police officer.Captain Oupa Matjie was murdered in Diepsloot during a confrontation with...
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Ethiopia officials say at least 10 died in protests over autonomy

At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health...
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Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday,...

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...