Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tag "South Africa"

    Basketmouth boycotts South Africa’s show over xenophobic attacks

Basketmouth boycotts South Africa’s show over xenophobic attacks

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    Xenophobia: Pyrates Confraternity asks FG to take ‘drastic response’

Xenophobia: Pyrates Confraternity asks FG to take ‘drastic response’

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) better known as Pyrates Confraternity has asked the federal government to take drastic steps to halt further attacks of Nigerians in South Africa.In a statement on Tuesday, Kwaghbunde Gbahabo, head of the association worldwide, said the attacks had assumed a worrisome dimension and must be addressed through a stern "diplomatic response".The association stated that [...]

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    ‘They’ve shown us countless times who they’re’ — Genevieve Nnaji condemns killings in S’Africa

‘They’ve shown us countless times who they’re’ — Genevieve Nnaji condemns killings in S’Africa

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    PHOTOS: Burnt MTN office in Ibadan

PHOTOS: Burnt MTN office in Ibadan

On Tuesday evening, an angry mob set ablaze an MTN office in Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.The violence against foreign nationals in South Africa had sparked nationwide outrage.The office had earlier been shut when protesters attempted to vandalise it during the day but security operatives resisted the attack.However, some individuals [...]

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    Xenophobia: FG asks Nigerians in South Africa to avoid volatile areas

Xenophobia: FG asks Nigerians in South Africa to avoid volatile areas

The federal government has advised Nigerians against travelling to high risk and volatile areas in South Africa until the current situation is brought under control.The ministry of foreign affairs gave the advice on Wednesday in a statement issued by Ferdinand Nwonye, its spokesperson.This is coming on the heels of the attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses in South Africa.The [...]

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    Nigeria pulls out of World Economic Forum in South Africa, recalls high commissioner

Nigeria pulls out of World Economic Forum in South Africa, recalls high commissioner

Nigeria has pulled out of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, over fresh xenophobic attacks.The country has also recalled Kabiru Bala, its high commissioner to South Africa, according to a presidential source.The source said the decisions were taken at a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and  Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, at [...]

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    Buhari has spoken on attacks on Nigerians in SA, says Femi Adesina

Buhari has spoken on attacks on Nigerians in SA, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied allegations that the president is keeping silent over the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina said the president has spoken and acted on the xenophobic attacks through Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.Renewed xenophobia in South Africa has seen foreign nationals, including Nigerians, [...]

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    ‘I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people’ – Tiwa Savage cancels performance in South Africa

‘I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people’ – Tiwa Savage cancels performance in South Africa

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    You’re fighting the wrong war, says Wizkid on xenophobia attacks in South Africa

You’re fighting the wrong war, says Wizkid on xenophobia attacks in South Africa

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    Police strengthen security in Enugu to prevent attacks on SA businesses

Police strengthen security in Enugu to prevent attacks on SA businesses

The Enugu police command has strengthened security in the state over possible reprisal attacks by residents on South African-owned businesses.Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s public relations officer, said the force has increased patrol in the state, especially within Enugu metropolis.Amaraizu said the command has also deployed more policemen in locations where South African-owned businesses exist in the state.“The increased patrols and [...]

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    Orji Kalu: South African businesses in Nigeria should be shut down

Orji Kalu: South African businesses in Nigeria should be shut down

Orji Uzor Kalu, senate whip, says South African businesses in the country should be shut down if their home government does not stop the killing of Nigerians.In the recent rounds of xenophobic attacks, shops and property belonging to Nigerians were looted and destroyed by some hoodlums in South Africa.The South African police have been ineffective in protecting Nigerians and their [...]

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    FLASHBACK: How the speech of South African president led to attacks on foreigners (video)

FLASHBACK: How the speech of South African president led to attacks on foreigners (video)

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South African would probably have been more careful when, in March, he took a swipe at foreign nationals "doing business illegally" in his country. As with most politicians, Ramaphosa made a campaign issue out of what some South Africans were believed to be saying about foreign nationals who come to take their jobs and businesses. “Everybody just arrives [...]

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    Xenophobia: Burna Boy threatens AKA, vows to never visit South Africa

Xenophobia: Burna Boy threatens AKA, vows to never visit South Africa

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    We lose citizens to xenophobia, police ‘kill’ Shoprite protester, has South Africa cursed us?

We lose citizens to xenophobia, police ‘kill’ Shoprite protester, has South Africa cursed us?

Reports say a Nigerian, who had gone to lodge a protest against the dispatch of his fellow countrymen by a ravening, xenophobic bloodhound in South Africa at Shoprite, Lekki, Lagos, ended up becoming a victim of the untamed violence of Nigeria's security agents.Tragic! How can the lives of citizens matter abroad, when they are killed unchecked in the country?Really, I [...]

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    Xenophobia: Zambia cancels international friendly game with S’Africa

Xenophobia: Zambia cancels international friendly game with S’Africa

Zambia Football Association (ZFA) has cancelled the international friendly game against Bafana Bafana of South Africa at Heroes Stadium on Saturday.The cancellation came on the heels of the recent xenophobic attack going on in the country.The national team feared that the game could lead to further diplomatic attacks if the game is allowed to be played.Football, which is seen as [...]

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    MultiChoice on xenophobia: Attacks on foreigners are against Africa’s unity

MultiChoice on xenophobia: Attacks on foreigners are against Africa’s unity

MultiChoice Africa, a multinational video entertainment company, has condemned the attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.On Sunday, three people were reported killed and property destroyed in an attack on foreign nationals in the country, including those owned by Nigerians.The latest attack on Nigerians has sparked nationwide outrage with the federal government summoning Bobby Moroe, South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria.In a statement, John Ugbe, [...]

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