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mandela-washingtonABUJA- The U.S. Embassy has selected 40 Nigerians to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders in 20 top U.S. universities, for a period of six weeks.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle, congratulated the beneficiaries on their selection.

President Jacob ZumaPRESS RELEASE

President Jacob Zuma will lead the country's inaugural Africa Day celebrations on Sunday, 24 May 2015, in Mamelodi, Pretoria.

Africa Day is celebrated annually within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)

Several shops owned by foreign nationals were looted. Picture: Gallo ImagesSeveral shops owned by foreign nationals were looted and three burned down in Petrus Steyn, Free State police said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Sgt Mmako Mophiring said the violence started after a section of the community held a meeting on Monday in Mamafubedu township. It was not clear what the meeting was about.

UhuruKenyattaKenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta threw down the gauntlet to South Africa over its visa restrictions by inviting Africans to come and work in Kenya.

“Let me say on behalf of the people of Kenya that our doors are open to you. We welcome any African who comes to visit us to work and learn as long as they are happy to obey our laws,” he said.

Meat-in-in-panThe Nigerian police in the eastern state of Anambra on Sunday debunked media report that a certain restaurant in Awka, the state capital, has been dishing human flesh to unsuspecting members of the public in its menu.

According to the report, the police, had on discovery of the restaurant, closed down the place.

SA army and police raided on a buildings around Johannesburg CBD on 8 May 2015 as part of their operation to search for illegal goods, weapons and drugs. Picture: Nyasha Mharakurwa ‏@sirnyasha.Johannesburg - Naming a police and army operation which arrests foreigners ''Operation Fiela'', which translates to ''clean sweep'' implies that those arrested are ''rubbish'' and is counter to government's commitment to crack down on xenophobia, Stephen Faulkner from the People's Coalition Against Xenophobia said on Tuesday.

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Genevieve Morton (Instagram)Legendary Italian car maker, Maserati, has chosen top South African model Genevieve Morton to present its range in the 2015 brochures for its model range and to feature in a worldwide social media campaign.

Mr Umunna was pictured with his girlfriend Alice Sullivan/Daniel DemeLabour's shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna announced his bid to become Labour leader in a video released online this morning.

The 36-year-old MP for Streatham in south London made the announcement on Facebook after savaging Labour's disastrous election defeat.

Migrants at Lindela repatriation centre /Lisa Skinner, MGSouth African government’s treatment of foreign nationals through Operation Fiela, while publicly denouncing xenophobia, was a “festering contradiction” said aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or Doctors Without Borders) on Monday.

“MSF is concerned that the raids

Nigeria's President-elect, General Muhammadu BuhariPresident-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari appeared to have dashed the hopes of the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) when he rejected their plans to submit a ministerial list to him.

The APC governors, led by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, had, last Tuesday, visited Buhari in Abuja to pledge loyalty and make some demands.

Chuka UmunnaChuka Harrison Umunna, Helen Grant, Chi Onwurah and Kate Osamor won the seats in the general elections.

Umunna is a member of the British Labour Party and has been a member of Parliament (MP) since 2010.

He is from Nigerian Igbo ethnic group and the current Shadow Business Secretary since 2011.

Another Nigerian, Grant, a lawyer, born on September 1961, won her seat under the British Conservative Party.

Women and children rescued from Boko HaramNIGERIA-Following the latest rescue of additional 234 women and children by the Nigerian Army from the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, indicated, yesterday, that a sizeable number of the rescued girls were visibly pregnant, even as unofficial reports put the latest number of pregnant girls in one of the camps in Borno as at last Saturday at 214.