Tag Archives: xenophobia

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Apologizes For Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has reportedly tendered his apology following verbal attacks he suffered when crowd jeered and whistled at him on Saturday, during the Zimbabwean ex-leader, Robert Mugabe’s funeral in Zimbabwe. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest

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‘640 Nigerians Will Return Soon From South Africa’ Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has revealed that about 640 Nigerians have indicated interest to leave the country and return to Nigeria. She disclosed this much to journalists yesterday, this report varied from the previous one in which Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, had said that 400 Nigerians indicated interest to return home.

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Xenophobia; Nigerian Govt Pulls Out From WEF, Jim Ovia Withdraws As Well, NANS Gives South Africans Ultimatum To Leave Nigerian By Monday

The government of Nigeria was quiet busy yesterday as they took concrete steps and measures to not only communicate their displeasure with the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, they also showed they were ready to cut off ties with the country if need be. The Federal Government after a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and

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Breaking News; MTN Shuts Down Operations In Nigeria Until Further Notice

The management of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has announced the closure of all its stores and centres across the country over the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The telecommunications giant, in a statement issued to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), stated that it decided to shut down its stores because of retaliatory attack on its facilities in Nigeria. In the

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The South African ‘madness’ lives on…

I hope I may be forgiven for asking that those who take it upon themselves to describe the gruesome experiences of the apartheid era remember one thing: that it is utopian to try to ascertain in what ways one kind of inhuman behavior differs from another kind of inhuman behavior. I have no desire to add to the problems of

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Breaking News: FG Summons South African High Commissioner To Nigeria For An 11am Meeting

Information reaching WakeUpAfrica360 is that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Monroe, to an 11am meeting this morning, which was just confirmed few minutes ago. According to Kimiebi Ebenfa, a senior official with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who confirmed the meting, said the thrust of the meeting is

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Xenophobia; Nigerian Government Reacts To Recent Arson Attacks On Nigerians

Nigerians living in South Africa have suffered irreparable loss over the incessant Xenophobic attacks in the past years. However, the recent attack at the Nigerian embassy and burning of shops and houses owned by Nigerians seemed to be the height of the attacks. Though the South African police has arrested some people over the arson attacks on Nigerians’ shops in

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South African Citizens Issue Final Vacation Notice To All Foreigners, To Leave Their Country Or Die

It appears the xenophobia in South Africa, which happened recently, will still reoccur again. And if that is the case, Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa need to brace themselves for more crisis ahead. As some South African citizens have written an open letter to all foreigners to leave their country. The letter, stated that after their elections on

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