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Refugees in South Africa agitate over xenophobic attacks

Some refugees residing in South Africa have staged a protest outside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Regional Office for Southern Africa in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Other refugees also camped outside the UN refugee agency in Cape Town. They are protesting demanding protection from from xenophobic attacks as claim of fears of being attacked by locals. IOL reported that the refugees from Burundi, Congo, Malawi, Ethiopia and Somalia claimed since the attacks on foreign nationals many of them have been physically abused. Hundreds of people, originally from Rwanda, DR Congo,…

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Buhari in South Africa for state visit after xenophobic violence

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has started a three day state visit in South Africa after arriving on Wednesday night. He is visiting the country weeks after tensions escalated between Nigeria and South Africa over xenophobic violence targeted at Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. At the peak of the violence where Nigerians and their businesses were being attacked, the Nigerian government repatriated hundreds of its citizens. The South African government came under a lot of criticisms globally for the xenophobic violence. It offered an official apology to Nigeria and…

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South Africa apologizes to Nigeria over xenophobic violence

South Africa has sent an official envoy to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari apologizing over recent xenophobic attacks. These violent attacks sparked tension between Nigeria and South Africa, resulting in the evacuation of some Nigerians from South Africa. Many Nigerians were attacked and their businesses destroyed in the wave of the xenophobic attacks mainly in Johannesburg. A special envoy from South Africa on Monday presented an apology to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Jeff Radebe said South Africa was sorry for the violence and sent it’s “sincerest apologies”. Radebe said at a…

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‘Create jobs for your citizens’ to stop xenophobic attacks – SA diplomat

The South African High Commissioner to Ghana is proposing to African governments to create jobs for their nationals to stop them from migrating to South Africa. Lulu Xingwana believes this is the best way of stopping the frequent attacks on other African nationals who have migrated to South Africa to seek greener pastures. The latest wave of attacks have reportedly left five people dead with Nigeria boycotting the World Economic Forum ongoing in Johannesburg and recalling it’s Ambassador. Speaking to Accra based Starr FM in Ghana, Lulu Xingwana said poverty and…

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Nigeria tightens security for SA businesses over xenophobic violence

There is heavy protection across Nigeria for South African-owned businesses and it’s embassy facilities as angry reactions continue over xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Nigeria has already recalled its high commissioner to South Africa and boycotted an ongoing World Economic Forum event in Cape Town. Presidents Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Felix Tshisekedi (DRC) and Peter Mutharika (Malawi) have all withdrawn from the event. Nigeria’s decision to recall it’s ambassador to South Africa was taken at meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, his vice Osinbajo and Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama. There has…

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Nigeria summons SA ambassador over xenophobic attacks

Nigeria’s government has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama issued the summons after weeks of reports of continued attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. For months now, Nigerians have been protesting what they call xenophobic attacks on their nationals in South Africa. Some 800,000 Nigerians reside in South Africa and some 128 of them have been killed in attacks since 2016. The latest attacks on foreigners in South Africa…

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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. Follow and like us:

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