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Somali spaza shop owners take up arms

In just five years 700 Somalis have been killed in South Africa, with few if any legal repercussions

Returning refugees happy to be home, despite hardship

"The returnees are also getting extra assistance to help them settle, including $90 worth of food a month from the World Food Programme"

The stratified diasporas of Somalians

Migrants face uncertainty and, to survive, they forge identities through business and religion.

The devil is in the execution of Africa’s ideas

Poor leadership has allowed xenophobia to bloom in South Africa, causing the country to fail Africa. Or so says Dr Nkosana Moyo.

Nato says it’s winning war against Somali piracy

The threat from Somali pirates is receding but the international community must continue to work together to eliminate the menace

Bomb blast kills 10 in Kenya

At least ten people were killed in grenade attacks on Sunday at two churches in Garissa, a town in northern Kenya.

Search for kidnapped aid workers in Somalia intensifies

Kenyan security forces are scoureing border regions with war-torn Somalia in the hunt for armed kidnappers who seized four aid workers from Dadaab.

Cape Somalis ‘still being threatened’

A Somali-born moved to a predominantly coloured area of the Strand near Cape Town to escape xenophobia. But now he has been asked to close shop.

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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