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‘HOW AFRICAN LEADERS CAN TACKLE XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS’

As African leaders settle down to address the recurrent xenophobic and Afrophobic attacks in South Africa which have claimed the lives of over 200 nationals in recent years, international relations

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NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO COLLABORATE

Nigeria and South Africa have no other choice but to collaborate. President Muhammadu Buhari could not have timed his visit to South Africa better, particularly on the 20th anniversary the

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SCAPEGOATING ILLEGAL AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS AS CRIMINALS ADDS FUEL TO THE XENOPHOBIA FIRE

The crucial fuel to anti-African immigrant sentiment, and hence of xenophobia, is the language of illegality which serves to scapegoat African migrants. They are here illegally, the logic goes, therefore

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WE ARE APPEASING FOREIGN INTERESTS AT OUR EXPENSE

As the president of the Republic of South Africa, who is empowered by our Constitution to be ultimately responsible for our foreign policy and our international relations, Cyril Ramaphosa has

SOUTH AFRICANS PREFER THEIR CHILDREN TO BE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

English is only one of 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. It’s currently the preferred language of education and is used in many of the nation’s schools. But most

SOUTH AFRICANS NEED TO FACE SOME HARSH TRUTHS

South Africans need to take a long, hard look at themselves and stop blaming foreigners for their country’s woes, says South African journalist Shaazia Ebrahim. The photos and videos of

WHY NIGERIANS WILL NEVER LEAVE SOUTH AFRICA – FASUA

A lot has been said about xenophobia and on the strained relationship between South Africa and the rest of black Africa with particular reference to Nigeria. In the past week,

WHAT’S BEHIND THE DEADLY VIOLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA?

The attacks on immigrants are neither irrational nor spontaneous. By Loren B. Landau Mr. Landau is a professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. JOHANNESBURG — The past few

NIGERIA MAY SUE SOUTH AFRICA OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

Nigerian government may take legal action against South African government over the xenophobic attacks on its citizens. Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama told The Guardian that the West African

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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