A deeply ironic new law now allows South Africa to strip refugees of asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries.
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September 2, 2019, South Africa recorded another spate of xenophobic violence against foreign national in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
South African businesses in Nigeria are being targeted with violence in retaliation for xenophobic attacks carried against Africans working in South Africa.
President Ramaphosa condemned Xenophobic attacks and widespread looting and arson on foreign-owned businesses across Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria.
South Africa should take urgent measures to prevent attacks on foreign truck drivers in the recent spate of xenophobic violence, Human Rights Watch.
Perhaps it’s time to decriminalise South African sex work as anti-prostitution laws are compromising safety of women and efforts to end HIV in South Africa.
Zimbabwe’s political class continues to enjoy privileges at the same time its civil military complex demonstrates it insensitivity to the sufferings of the masses.
President Zuma has testified a corruption inquiry that looks into numerous allegations of cronyism on state organs during his time in office.
In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly.
South African President-elect Cyril is showing signs of cracking down on corruption as the country’s new parliament voted for a five-year term.