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Xenophobia: Buhari arrives South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa’s leading economic powerhouses. Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa will meet Thursday to discuss bolstering trade ties and political cooperation as both struggle to

Can South Africa repair its image damaged by xenophobia?

SA needs to end the denialism around xenophobia and engage in frank dialogue with its continental partners. By liesl Louw-vaudran and Mohamed  Diatta Televised footage last week showed hundreds of Nigerians queuing in Johannesburg to be evacuated to their home country. It illustrated the impact of the latest wave of xenophobic attacks targeting African foreign

Xenophobic attacks: Ramaphosa sends envoys to Nigeria, 6 other countries

Godsgift Onyedinefu South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, dispatched three special envoys to Nigeria and six other African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity, following xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The special envoys, according to South African presidential spokesman, Khusela Diko, will deliver a message from Ramaphosa regarding

Xenophobia: SERAP asks African Commission to sue South Africa

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has called on Mrs Soyata Maiga, the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members to sue South Africa, over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country in recent times. In a statement signed by Kolawole

Xenophobia: Amnesty berates Ramaphosa, seeks prosecution at ICC

A London-based civil society group, Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), has called out South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa, over whatvit described as his sluggish handling of xenophobic attacks in the country. In a statement signed by Head of Africa Affairs, John Tom Leva, on Wednesday in London, United Kingdom, to address

Xenophobia in South Africa Strains International Relations

By Cristina Krippahl Outrage is growing among Africans everywhere after a new spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Politicians and citizens alike are caling on South Africa's government to act decisively to prevent further violence. Taking to the social platform Twitter, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama vented his anger at the

Xenophobia: Don’t attack South African Companies, FG tells Nigerians

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. The Minister of Information and Culture,  Lai Mohammed, who made this appeal on Tuesday described as deeply disturbing the reports that some

South African policemen allegedly torture Nigerian to death

Godsgift Onyedinefu A Nigerian, Maxwell Okoye has been allegedly killed by men of the South African Police Service. Joshua Itua, vice-president of Nigerian Union in South Africa, said Okoye, from Oji River local government area of Enugu state, was “tortured to death” at Ladysmith, Kwa-zulu-Natal province, in the early hours of Friday. According to

Zuma condemns xenophobia, as Police arrests 136 over attacks

…Chukwuma Dike   The South African President Jacob Zuma, has finally condemned the xenophobic acts of violence perpetrated by citizens against non-nationals including Nigerians in the country. Zuma in a statement on Friday, called for crackdown against the anti-immigrant violence, which has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record