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South Africa evicts asylum seekers camped outside UN office

South African police have evicted more than 100 asylum seekers camping for over three years outside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria. The asylum seekers began living in makeshift tents pitched outside the UNHCR offices as they asked to be relocated to other countries after a …

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What it cost South Africa to bring back fugitive Thabo Bester

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi has revealed how much it cost the state to bring back fugitive couple, Thabo Bester and Nandipha Magudumana, from Tanzania where they were in hiding. Speaking to the Portfolio Committee on Tuesday, Mr. Motsoaledi insisted that he wanted to dismiss the public notion …

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Gold mafia helped Gupta brothers in South Africa state capture

One of South Africa’s biggest money launderers was behind three companies that played a key role in the country’s state capture by the controversial Gupta brothers under former President Jacob Zuma, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (I-Unit) has found. The three companies, Varlozone, Zokubyte and Coral General Traders, were identified by …

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Ghana stoic over South Africa visa waiver agreement

Ghana is yet to act in respect of a 90-day visa-free arrangement for ordinary passport holders with the Republic of South Africa (RSA), despite the challenges businesses and individuals currently have to go through to acquire a visa to travel to the Southern Africa nation. AviationGhana sources close to the …

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Lesotho MPs to discuss reclaiming parts of South Africa

Lesotho parliament is expected on Wednesday to discuss a motion on the reclamation of some parts of South Africa. An opposition MP wants legislators to “declare the whole of the Free State, parts of the Northern Cape, parts of the Eastern Cape, parts of Mpumalanga and parts of KwaZulu-Natal as …

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South Africans call president to resign amid high cost of living

South Africans have taken to the street to protest against high cost of living and the resignation of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Amid the protest, soldiers have been deployed to help protect major infrastructure, BBC.COM reports. The president has also warned protestors against harming people and damaging of properties. Meanwhile, the …

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