A meeting held by Soweto business owners to discuss foreign-owned businesses operating in the area saw tempers flare as the agenda focused only on how to expel them. When one of the locals received a phone call saying his sister had been assaulted by a Somali shop owners, a mob formed which then rampaged through Snake Park and Braamfischerville, torching foreign-owned stores and setting one man alight. BHEKI C SIMELANE was there.
Israel's Africa policies 'an exercise in cynicism'
Secret documents obtained by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit expose a deep disdain by South Africa's spies 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.
National Amana boss fined Sh3.5m for contempt of court
NATIONAL Bank of Kenya CEO Munir Ahmed has been fined Sh3.5 million for contempt of court.
Court of Appeal judges Wanjiru Karanja, Wycliffe Mwera and Philomena Mwilu in a ruling yesterday said Ahmed should take liability on behalf of the bank.
Police look for answers after Sumaya Dalmar, a Toronto transgender woman found dead
Sumaya Dalmar, a 26-year-old transgender woman, was found dead on Sunday in Toronto’s east end. Described as a “bold, brave and brilliant young woman who loved her friends fiercely,” members of both Toronto’s LGBT and Somali communities are mourning her loss.
Obama Nominates 1st US Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991
President Barack Obama has nominated a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in nearly 25 years, filling a post that has been vacant since the Horn of Africa country collapsed into chaos in 1991, forcing the closure of the American embassy.