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FOREIGN NATIONALS FLEE AFTER XENOPHOBIC VIOLENCE

JOHANNESBURG – Many foreign nationals have requested to be taken back to their countries after violence against foreigners flared up around the country. Over 30 foreign nationals, housed in a

NIGERIA URGED TO FREE CHILDREN DETAINED OVER BOKO HARAM TIES

ABUJA – Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Nigeria to release thousands of children detained by the military over suspected links with Boko Haram. The US-based global watchdog said in

MTN TO STAY IN NIGERIA DESPITE XENOPHOBIA RETALIATION ATTACKS

JOHANNESBURG – Telecoms giant MTN said it has no doubt it would continue doing business in Nigeria after its operations were looted as locals avenged the latest attacks on foreign

ALMOST 700 PEOPLE ARRESTED DURING ATTACKS ON FOREIGN NATIONALS-SA DEFENCE MINISTER

CAPE TOWN – Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said any attempt to undermine the authority of the state would be met with severe consequences, and that police would

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SOUTH AFRICAN MEN ARE JEALOUS OF NIGERIAN MEN OVER THEIR WOMEN – FUNSHO ADEMOYE

Funsho Ademoye, a Nigerian businessman married to a South African spoke to Reuben Abati and Laila Johnson on the root causes of Xenophobia in South Africa, one of which is

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MAYOR MASINA VOWS TO ASSIST FOREIGNERS WHO WANT TO RETURN HOME

Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina has vowed to ensure that foreign nationals who have been displaced by the recent unrest, return safely to their home countries. Scores are being housed at

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XENOPHOBIA ATTACKS WON’T AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN SA, NIGERIA – KABIRU BALA

JOHANNESBURG – Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa said that the violence in this country, as well as tit-for-tat attacks in Nigeria, would not affect relations between the two countries. Kabiru

OFFICIALS CONCEDE SA’S INTELLIGENCE FAILED TO PRE-EMPT XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

JOHANNESBURG – Government has conceded that the country’s intelligence has failed to pre-empt the ongoing xenophobic attacks. Thousands of hostel dwellers armed with sticks and knobkerries marched on the Johannesburg

WHY NIGERIA CANNOT AFFORD A STAND-OFF WITH SOUTH AFRICA

Today Abuja addresses Pretoria from a position of weakness. Since the images and videos of the maiming and killing of black foreigners in South Africa began to emerge on various

ANC WARNS AGAINST LABELING VIOLENT ATTACKS AS XENOPHOBIC

CAPE TOWN – The African National Congress (ANC) caucus in Parliament said the violence and looting of businesses owned by South Africans and foreigners last week damaged the country’s reputation