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Fury Over South African Politician’s Call To Kill Whites

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africans are outraged after a recent speech by a local revolutionary politician who allegedly called upon his followers to kill white people, including women, children, and even pets owned by whites. Andile Mngxitama, the leader and founder of the political party Black First Land First (BLF), has been repeatedly heard using harsh language to criticize white people. But this time his comments seem to have gone way overboard.

Why Africa Needs Buhari And Zuma To Forge A Strong Alliance

AFRICANGLOBE - Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration as Nigeria's president presents new opportunities for reinvigorating relations between Nigeria and South Africa, the continent's biggest economies. Since the 1990s, the collective leadership of Nigeria and South Africa has been vital in providing the foundations for African renewal, the creation of institutions on the continent and the mobilisation of African voices in the global arena.

Continuing Racism Lead South Africans To Doubt Mandela’s Vision

AFRICANGLOBE - One of the more shocking recent incidents in south Africa involved white students at a boarding school in the town of Jan Kempdorp stripping a Black student, tying him to a bed, lathering him with shampoo and raping him. Police confirmed the attack, which took place weeks after the ringleader harassed the Black student for having dated a white girl.

Petition Calls On Europe To Let White South Africans Return

AFRICANGLOBE - The European Union needs to admit white South Africans as they face ethnic cleansing, according to a petition circulating online on Sunday. "The white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the EFF, and various individual anti-white aggressors," according to Rodrigo Herhaus de Campos, who says in the petition, posted on the website change.org.

South African Nuclear Procurement Will Help Meet Energy Target

AFRICANGLOBE - To meet its targeted nuclear generation capacity, South Africa plans to build six new nuclear power plants by 2030 at a cost estimated between $34-$84 billion. "We expect to present the outcome of this procurement process to cabinet by year-end," Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told parliament, adding that the exercise would be carried out in a "fair and transparent" manner.

South Africa’s Afrophobia A Legacy Of White Monopoly Capitalism

AFRICANGLOBE - The American investment bank, Citigroup, recently ranked South Africa as the world’s richest country in terms of its mineral reserves, worth an estimated $2.5 trillion. South African whites and Western foreigners own a staggering 80 percent of this wealth. South Africa is unquestionably the world’s most racially unequal society.

South Africa Faces Backlash Over Anti-African Attacks

AFRICANGLOBE - South African vehicles were pelted with stones in Mozambique on Friday and South African companies are being threatened with closure in Nigeria. Protests have been held at various South African embassies across the continent, and several South African musicians have been forced to cancel concerts abroad.

Zulu King’s Ignorant Anti-Foreigner Speech Causes Alarm

AFRICANGLOBE - Comments by the Zulu king that foreigners should go back to their home countries because they are changing the nature of South African society with their amanikiniki or goods and enjoying wealth that should have been for local people have horrified foreigners who have been dealing with a spate of xenophobic attacks around the country.

Remembering The Sharpeville Massacre

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africans commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre on Saturday, when 69 people were killed and 180 others wounded for protesting apartheid. The day is hallowed on the South African calendar as "Human Rights" day, but as politicians lead the nation in remembering Sharpeville, what is often forgotten about that bloody day is just as significant as what is recalled.

South African MP Warned Not To Investigate Russia-South Africa Spy Satellite

AFRICANGLOBE - According to a leaked top-secret report from the South African State Security Agency (SSA), Russia and South Africa were cooperating on a secret satellite surveillance programme, which the SSA codenamed Project Condor.

Israel’s Africa Policies ‘An Exercise In Cynicism’

AFRICANGLOBE - South African spies have a deep disdain for their Israeli counterparts, with intelligence assessments accusing Israel of conducting "cynical" polices in Africa that include "fuelling insurrection", "appropriating diamonds" and even sabotaging Egypt's water supply.

Spy Cables Expose South Africa’s Alarming Security Failings

AFRICANGLOBE - South African government and security agencies have left secrets exposed at every level and foreign spies have access to all areas of government. A secret security assessment by South African intelligence says foreign espionage is booming, with more than 140 foreign spies estimated to be operating in South Africa - and that the South African state is doing a poor job of protecting itself.

Spy Cables Reveal Israel Stole South African Missile Technology

AFRICANGLOBE - A leaked Mossad secret service document reveals that in 2010 Israel obtained stolen South African anti-tank missile technology. South African intelligence covered it up. Years later, when two men charged with stealing the plans were put on trial in South Africa, prosecutors failed to release the full information of Israel's involvement.

South Africa’s ANC Talks Tough On Land As Unrest Flares

AFRICANGLOBE - Land is an emotive issue in South Africa, where most of it remains in white hands despite ANC efforts at redistribution. The EFF wants to reclaim African land from white settlers, but the ANC has taken a more limp-wristed approach under a 'willing buyer-willing seller' scheme.

South Africans Concerned Over ‘Unruly’ National Assembly

AFRICANGLOBE - Earlier this month, police were called into the assembly after an opposition lawmaker called President Jacob Zuma a "thief." He had been protesting a parliamentary decision to clear the president of any blame for spending some 246 million rand worth of public funds to renovate his country estate.

Foreigners Trying To Fix Zambian Elections

AFRICANGLOBE - A group of wealthy South African mining interests and an arms dealer have been secretly aiming to exert their influence to fix the upcoming presidential by-election in Zambia, according to an article published this week in African Confidential.