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TB JoshuaA video has surfaced showing Nigerian pastor, T.B. Joshua, warning South Africans of a "youth revolt" in their nation which would result in deaths of "certain people".

End Xenophobia THE United States has joined the South African government and other civil society leaders in condemning the violence against foreigners taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the former apartheid enclave that has led to the killing of some migrants.

MTN LogoFollowing the unabating incidents of Xenophobic attacks on Migrants from African countries in South Africa, there are indication that many African countries are reacting angrily to what they see as the South African Government not doing enough to protect their citizens residing in their country.

Stranded immigrants fleeing xenophobic attacks in South AfricaBlantyre - The first batch of Malawian xenophobia victims are expected to be repatriated from South Africa on Sunday, a Malawian government spokesman has disclosed.

Meanwhile, the Malawian government has called on continental and regional bodies to intervene in the worsening situation.

Edward Zuma‘Several dead’ in South Africa xenophobic attacks, as President Zuma son renews anti-foreigner sentiments

Wide-scale looting continued across the townships in Durban in attacks that have been seen as fanned by recent anti-foreigner rhetoric by some leaders in the country.

Somali federal government forces patrol a street of Mogadishu on February 18, 2015 (AFP Photo/Mohamed Abdiwahab)Police in the Somali capital have reported explosions and gunfire at the Somalia's education ministry. No official death toll has been given, but eyewitnesses have reported casualties.

The assault, which occurred on Tuesday morning local time, involved a group of armed militants, according to early reports by police .

Activists Marching at Abuja to commemorate the anniversary of the campaign to free the Chibok girls As Nigeria marked a year since the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok by terrorist group Boko Haram, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said he could not promise that his government would be able to find and rescue those still in captivity.

But he said if they were alive, his government would do its best to save them.

A migrant African child victim of Xenophobic attacks in South AfricaMalawi and Somalia are preparing to repatriate their countrymen after weeks of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal.

On Monday night, the Somali embassy said it was trying to trace its citizens and help them escape the violence. It has demanded urgent assistance from the Department of International Relations and Co-operation.

Ethiopian national Alex Marcus recovering at Prince Mshiyeni Hospital on 11 April 2015 after his Spaza shop was burnt in uMlazi township.One of the two Ethiopian brothers who were burned by a rampaging mob in anti-foreigner violence at a South African township has died, a community leader said Sunday.

The two men were in their shop in Umlazi, south of Durban, when it was petrol-bombed on Friday night.

Premier MchunuDurban - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu on Thursday decried the recent spate of xenophobic attacks, saying those who target foreigners should not call themselves South African.

In a statement, Mchunu made a call for unity.

Demonstrators against XenophobiaNigerians were being attacked and killed in South Africa on a daily basis, the Nigerians Traders Union said on Thursday.

"In Nigeria, at the Mutala Mohammed Airport, there is no week you won't see a dead corpse coming from South Africa, said union chairperson Emmanuel Uguwu.

Late Oronto Douglas

Oronto Douglas, the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research, Documentation and Strategy, is dead.

Mr. Douglas, 49, a presidency source said, passed on at the State House clinic at 4:58 a.m. Friday.

The real cause of his death is unknown at this time, but the presidential adviser is said to have managed a terminal illness for sometime, and had, from time to time, sought treatment abroad for prolonged periods.