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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.

This Nigerian car dealership like severall Nigerian owned businesses were destroyed in the South African Xenophobic Violence April 2015The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Thursday commended the Federal Government for its decision to ask for compensation from South Africa over xenophobic attacks.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali had told the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs that Nigeria would ask the South African government to pay N84 million as compensation to Nigerians over the attacks.

Four Nigerians Nationals and other nationals from Australia and Brazil were executed for drug traficking by Indonesia to the outrage of most of the civilized worldThe federal government has expressed disappointment over the execution of Nigerians by Indonesian government on Wednesday.

In a statement by the Ministry of foreign affairs yesterday, it stated, “The Federal Government of Nigeria has received with deep disappointment, news of the execution of 4 (four) Nigerians, Martin Anderson, Okwudili Oyatanze, Jaminu Abashin and Sylvester Obiekwe by the government of Indonesia for drug related offences.

South Africans Celebrating Freedom DaySouth Africans come together on 27 April to celebrate Freedom Day and 21 years of democracy.

This year also marks the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Charter, the historic road-map to the country's struggle for freedom and ultimately the achievement of democracy.

The collapsed building at TB Joshua's church in LagosAn explosives expert and researcher, Mr Biedomo Iguniwei, yesterday before a coroner court investigating the collapsed building in the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), in Ikeja, said the collapse was caused by an infrasonic weapon fired at the church by the aircraft that hovered over the building.

Burial Sarah Baartman's remains in South AfricaVandals in South Africa have vandalised a monument to Saartjie Baartman, Africa's "Hottentot Venus" who was paraded in 19th century Europe like a circus freak, police said Sunday.

The incident in Hankey, in rural Eastern Cape province, is the latest in a spate of assaults on monuments that had, until now, chiefly targeted colonial symbols.

Aminat AyindeNIGERIAN-born beauty Aminat Ayinde, who has strutted on catwalks and featured on magazine covers around the world, has told of how she encountered xenophobia in Cape Town.

South African President Jacob Zuma (R) listens to the remarks by a representative of Malawi Frank Mlotchwa during a media briefing after his meeting with leaders of organizations representing foreigners in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners, assuring them of maximum protection. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)PRETORIA— After weeks of xenophobic violence in South Africa and multiple efforts to end it, South African President Jacob Zuma met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on Friday. Zuma assured them his government is doing all it can to ensure the attacks stop and never happen again.