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South Africa: Promote social cohesion to end xenophobic attacks against African refugees and migrants

Authorities must revive their commitment to promote social cohesion and tolerance amongst communities in order to eliminate xenophobia and racial discrimination against African refugees and migrants, said Amnesty International South Africa, the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa and eight other Non-Governmental Organisations today to mark Africa Day.   African refugees and migrants living in South Africa are subjected to frequent xenophobic attacks and other hateful acts, often accused of being criminals or stealing jobs from locals.

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Nigeria West Africa 

South Africa deports 90 Nigerians

The South African government on Friday deported 90 Nigerians for alleged immigration-related offences. Joseph Alabi, the spokesman for the Lagos Airport Police Command confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Mr. Alabi said the deportees, who are all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30 p.m. Friday.

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