At least 12 people have died so far in riots in the major cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and up to 1,000 businesses run by foreign nationals have been targeted. Over 600 people have been arrested by the local police.
“The only time we’ve seen this type of cooperation of African countries in terms of backlash,” said Tunde Leye, a partner at the Nigerian political research firm SBM Intelligence, “was in terms of support of the anti-apartheid movement.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa said at least ten people had been killed during the past week, of whom two were foreigners. He had hoped the three-day World Economic Forum would serve as a shop window for his efforts to revive South Africa's ailing economy and boost intra-African trade.
With over 25,000 runners, the marathon commenced as an uphill run of 87 km from City Hall in Durban and ended with a downhill run of 90 km at Pietermaritzburg. Mateti said the event has time-based finisher medals.
The death of two young black men, allegedly at the hands of four white South African farmers and a policeman after an apparent farm attack, highlights the racial divisions that exist in the country more than two decades after the end of apartheid.
Panji, Feb 08 (ANI): A colourful carnival drew hundreds of tourists in Panaji city. International and local artists mersmerised people with their performances and paraded on the streets. Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said Goa has invited 12 artists from the U.K. and South Africa for the four-day long carnival. Colourful tableaus were paraded on the streets on the third day of the carnival, depicting the cultural heritage of Goa and the influence of Portuguese culture. Local and international tourists alike enjoyed the carnival, hoping to witness more in the coming days. The carnival, which will end on Tuesday, marks merriment and precedes the 40 days of Lent observed before Easter.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): While addressing the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Saturday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the day is dedicated to overseas Indians. Explaining about the day, Swaraj said in the year 2003, under the leadership of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a decision was taken to celebrate Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on January 9. She further stated that the reason behind selecting January 9 for Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas was that Mahatma Gandhi had returned from South Africa on this day in 1915 and this day is being celebrated across the world.