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radebeSouth Africa said Monday it will this week bring back the remaining bodies of its nationals killed in the Nigerian Synagogue Church guesthouse collapse four months ago.

Minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe told reporters that a South A

Nigerian Navy_P-18NP-18 pennant number F91.One of the Nigerian Navy’s two new P-18N offshore patrol vessels has departed South Africa on its way home as it sails from its shipyard in China.

The ship was seen leaving False Bay on 30 January, after having arrived in Simon’s Town on January 28.

abuja bomb3_6768110050A car bomb went off near a stadium in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Monday, a few minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan left a party rally there.

awo-leadership-prize01Former South Afri­can President, Mr. Thabo Mbeki has won the 2014 edi­tion of the Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership. It was the second edition of the Prize instituted by Obafemi Awolowo Foundation orga­nized to serve as custodian of of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s intellectual and leadership legacy.

olukolade01•As ‘private military experts’ arrive to train Nigerian soldiers in counter-terrorism

•Pretoria threatens to arrest them on return home

Nigeria and South Africa may be heading towards a fresh diplomatic row after about 100 South African ‘private military experts’ arrived Abuja to train Nigerian soldiers on how to confront the Boko Haram terrorism.

thumb Nigerian armyA Brigadier General, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, his Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel G.A. Suru and some other senior officers have been arrested by the authorities of the Nigerian military over their failure to repel the attack on the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force [MNJTF] in Baga.

boko-haran01Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram has released photos purportedly showing a training camp for child soldiers.

The images show kids dressed in blue and black clothing aiming automatic rifles.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:58

SA troops ‘not going to Nigeria’

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Mashabane 01The South African government has deplored reports that ex-SADF members are heading for Nigeria to help that country fight the growing menace of Boko Haram.

How to fight the Islamist terrorists group which has killed

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:13

SA Veteran Musician slams Xenophobia

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sipho htxa-2World-famous musician and Soweto resident Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse has attributed the xenophobic attacks in the township to "self-hatred".

john-kerryConcerned that Nigeria could face postelection turmoil, Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged President Goodluck Jonathan and his principal political rival to respect the results of next month’s presidential vote and to discourage their supporters from carrying out violent protests.

queen-of-africa-dollsWhile Black parents globally remain frustrated with the lack of Black dolls for their children, a Nigerian businessman has tapped into the growing toy industry and created a line of African dolls that fill an important void in the market.