Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tag "South Africa"

    We won’t sever diplomatic ties with South Africa, says FG

We won’t sever diplomatic ties with South Africa, says FG

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the country will not sever diplomatic ties with South Africa as a result of the attacks on Nigerians.He said this when he appeared before the senate committee on disapora on Friday.The minister said taking such action would not be in the interest of Nigerians based in South Africa.He said Nigeria would consider other [...]

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    Xenophobia: We can’t keep repatriating dead bodies from SA, says Gbaja

Xenophobia: We can’t keep repatriating dead bodies from SA, says Gbaja

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says Nigeria cannot continue to repatriate corpses of its citizens from South Africa.Addressing a press conference on Friday, Gbajabiamila condemned the fresh xenophobic attacks in which many Nigerians were targetted.The incident had forced Nigeria to recall its high commissioner from the country while also pulling out of the World Economic Forum (WEF) [...]

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    Xenophobia: Buhari has lost us respect in the eyes of the world

Xenophobia: Buhari has lost us respect in the eyes of the world

Until at least the last 48 hours, there were videos online of Nigerians being killed in South Africa almost on a daily basis. The only crime this men along with other African nationals committed was to be in South Africa and be prosperous enough to become a threat. A threat the South African Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Mkongi clearly [...]

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    Xenophobia: After Zambia, Madagascar cancels international friendly game against South Africa

Xenophobia: After Zambia, Madagascar cancels international friendly game against South Africa

Madagascar has cancelled the International friendly against South Africa men's national team.Madagascar was a last minute replacement for Zambia, who pulled out as a result of the Xenophobic attacks on other African nationals in South Africa.Madagascar was to take on the Bafana Bafana at the Orlando stadium on Saturday.Bafana Bafana confirmed this development on their official Twitter handle on Thursday.https://twitter.com/bafanabafana/status/1169638087275753472?s=21South [...]

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    SA minister: Many Nigerians in our country are drug traffickers

SA minister: Many Nigerians in our country are drug traffickers

Naledi Pandor, South African minister of foreign affairs, says there are many Nigerians in the country involved in drug and human trafficking.Pandor said this on Thursday while responding to criticisms that South Africa's security agencies are not doing enough to protect foreigners in the wave of xenophobia rocking the country.Many Nigerians based in South Africa lost properties worth millions of [...]

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    ‘Why single out Oby?’ — how Twitter users reacted to Fayemi, el-Rufai’s trips to SA

‘Why single out Oby?’ — how Twitter users reacted to Fayemi, el-Rufai’s trips to SA

The recent trip of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, and Kayode Fayemi, his Ekiti state counterpart, to South Africa is causing storm on Twitter.Both governors attended the "Africa in the World Festival of Ideas", a programme which held in Stellensbosch, South Africa.Pictures of the governors with Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, had generated reactions on social media.Many Twitter users mistook [...]

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    ‘The future is built on enhanced connections’ — MTN rejects xenophobia

‘The future is built on enhanced connections’ — MTN rejects xenophobia

MTN Nigeria has condemned the xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa and the reprisals in Nigeria.In a statement issued on Thursday by Ernest Ndukwe, its chairman, said the company rejects all acts of violence.It sympathised with those affected by the crisis while calling for peace, saying "it is in all of our interests to work together".The telecommunication giant is [...]

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    Fayemi: I didn’t attend WEF in South Africa

Fayemi: I didn’t attend WEF in South Africa

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has denied the report that he attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Cape Town, South Africa.Pictures of the governor with Nasir el-Rufai, his Kaduna counterpart, and Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, in South Africa had surfaced online in the heat of the dispute over xenophobia.The pictures had drawn criticism from some Nigerians who accused [...]

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    South Africa: Xenophobic attacks as failure of governance

South Africa: Xenophobic attacks as failure of governance

Following the escalation of violence against foreign nationals in some part of South Africa earlier this week, all sorts of video commentaries showing the opinions of natives of that country have surfaced on the Internet. One of the good things about these videos is that they expose the mindset of the indigenous people of South Africa and go on to [...]

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    Xenophobia: NANS rejects cultural exchange with S’African youths

Xenophobia: NANS rejects cultural exchange with S’African youths

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    Jim Ovia pulls out of World Economic Forum in SA in protest against xenophobia

Jim Ovia pulls out of World Economic Forum in SA in protest against xenophobia

Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, has pulled out of the World Economic Forum (WEF) taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, over the poor state of security of foreign nationals in the country.On Wednesday, the federal government announced its decision to pull out of the forum and to recall Nigeria’s high commissioner to South Africa over the attacks on [...]

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    South Africa shuts down high commission in Nigeria

South Africa shuts down high commission in Nigeria

The South African high commission in Nigeria has shut down operations in the country.Lunga Ngqengelele of South Africa’s department of international relations and co-operations, told ENCA, a South African broadcaster, that the high commission is temporarily shutting down following reports of attempted attacks on it.Ngqengelele said: “We received reports that some of the people in Nigeria and Zambia have tried [...]

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    We reject xenophobia, says Shoprite

We reject xenophobia, says Shoprite

Shoprite, a South African retail store, has condemned the attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.In a statement on Wednesday, Shoprite expressed concern over the continued act of violence in South Africa and the resultant "intolerance being levelled against South Africans living in Nigeria".It noted its desire to see an end to xenophobia across Africa, appealing to South Africans and [...]

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    125 arrested for ‘breaking into Shoprite’ as IGP orders tight security around foreign businesses

125 arrested for ‘breaking into Shoprite’ as IGP orders tight security around foreign businesses

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered water-tight security around embassies, foreign missions and businesses in the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the directive followed the reprisal attacks on South African-owned businesses in Lagos.He added that the police have arrested 125 suspects involved in the attacks.Many Nigerians were affected in the fresh xenophobic attacks [...]

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    Xenophobia: Diplomatic pressure is the solution, not violence, says Banky W

Xenophobia: Diplomatic pressure is the solution, not violence, says Banky W

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    ‘The red line has been drawn’ — Onyeama speaks on actions against South Africa

‘The red line has been drawn’ — Onyeama speaks on actions against South Africa

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says there is no going back on the measures taken against South Africa over the fresh attacks against Nigerians.Addressing state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the minister said the red line had been drawn.He said the federal government has demanded full compensation for all Nigerians involved in the [...]

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