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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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    No fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa, says high commissioner

No fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa, says high commissioner

Bobby Monroe (pictured right), South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria, says the recent attacks in his country have nothing to do with xenophobia.On Sunday, three people were reportedly killed and property destroyed in an attack on foreign nationals, including Nigerians in South Africa.The federal government had summoned the high commissioner over the recent attacks on Nigerians in the country.Speaking on [...]

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    Shoprite halts operations in Ikeja as protesters storm Lekki, Surulere outlets

Shoprite halts operations in Ikeja as protesters storm Lekki, Surulere outlets

Aggrieved youth stormed the outlets of Shoprite at Lekki and Surulere areas of Lagos state on Tuesday afternoon, chanting violent songs.The development comes less than 24 hours after reports of attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa, went viral.Some protesters also marched inside Ikeja City Mall, which houses Shoprite, MTN and DStv offices. While the protest in Ikeja [...]

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    VIDEO: There’s no justification for attacks on foreign nationals, says Ramaphosa

VIDEO: There’s no justification for attacks on foreign nationals, says Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, has condemned the recent attacks on foreign nationals by South Africans. In a tweet on Tuesday, Ramaphosa said he has asked the ministers in charge of security to monitor the situation and to find ways of stopping the violence. On Sunday, a South African mob poured into the streets raiding shops and attacking Africans from other [...]

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    ‘Why the killings?’ — Nigerian celebrities condemn xenophobic attacks in South Africa

‘Why the killings?’ — Nigerian celebrities condemn xenophobic attacks in South Africa

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    Nigeria deserves better from South Africa, says APC on xenophobic attacks

Nigeria deserves better from South Africa, says APC on xenophobic attacks

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the recent attacks on businesses owned by Nigerians in South Africa.On Sunday, three people were reported killed and property were destroyed in an attack on foreign nationals, including Nigerians in South Africa.In a statement on Tuesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesperson, attributed the attacks to failure of leadership."As a party, we are deeply saddened by [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buhari’s visit to South Africa ‘jeopardised’ by xenophobic attacks

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari’s visit to South Africa ‘jeopardised’ by xenophobic attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari's proposed trip to South Africa -- intended in part to mend relations between the two countries -- is now uncertain following fresh xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, TheCable understands.South Africa has big business concerns in Nigeria -- such as MTN, Shoprite and DStv -- while Nigerians are a major force in the retail trade sector of the South African economy.In [...]

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    Reps may reconvene for one day to address attacks on Nigerians in SA

Reps may reconvene for one day to address attacks on Nigerians in SA

The house of representatives may reconvene for one day to address the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, said this on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.He said he was cutting short his trip to Tanzania to meet with the leadership of the house to consider reconvening for one day over the recent killing of citizens in [...]

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    Nigerian high commission: We’re compiling list of victims in SA attacks for support

Nigerian high commission: We’re compiling list of victims in SA attacks for support

Kabiru Bala, Nigeria's high commissioner to South Africa, says the Nigerian missions in South Africa are preparing a list of victims in the recent attacks in the country to give them succour. A South African mob had gone on rampage on Sunday, raiding and looting Nigerian businesses.The federal government summoned Bobby Moroe, South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria, in response to the [...]

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    FG summons SA high commissioner over attacks on Nigerians

FG summons SA high commissioner over attacks on Nigerians

The federal government has summoned  Bobby Monroe, South Africa's high commissioner to Nigeria, over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.The ministry of foreign affairs disclosed this in a message on Tuesday.''I am directed to inform you that the Minister of Foreign Affairs has summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa for a meeting this morning by 11. [...]

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    Onyeama accuses South African police of complicity over fresh attack on Nigerians

Onyeama accuses South African police of complicity over fresh attack on Nigerians

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says Nigerian shops in South Africa are being looted and burnt by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection.In a tweet on Monday, the minister described the constant negative report about treatment of Nigerians in South Africa as "sickening."He said the federal government will take needed steps to curb the situation."Received sickening and depressing news [...]

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    Three killed as South African mob sets shops of Nigerians on fire

Three killed as South African mob sets shops of Nigerians on fire

Three people have been reportedly killed and many properties destroyed in an attack on foreigners, including Nigerians based in South Africa.According to Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigeria Union South Africa, the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg. He said the angry mob set a building ablaze in the area.“The mob also looted several shops that [...]

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    Xenophobia: Nigerians advised to avoid Pretoria in South Africa

Xenophobia: Nigerians advised to avoid Pretoria in South Africa

The Nigeria union has advised Nigerians living in South Africa to avoid Pretoria central business district (CBD) until the police authority certifies the area safe for foreign nationals.Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa (NUSA), gave the advice in the wake of Xenophobic attacks on Wednesday morning in the country.Olubajo said the attacks were as a result [...]

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    S’African president meets Buhari, says killing of Nigerians is ‘upsetting’

S’African president meets Buhari, says killing of Nigerians is ‘upsetting’

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has described as "upsetting" the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.Fielding questions from reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing seventh Tokyo International Conference for Africa Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, Japan, the South African president said the trend necessitated the call for a meeting of the leaders of both countries.The presidency had earlier announced that [...]

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