Tag "Xenophobia"

    ‘Leave our country’– S/Africans wage war against Nigerians on Twitter

‘Leave our country’– S/Africans wage war against Nigerians on Twitter

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    Julius Malema: There’s no mascot that can stop Burna Boy from performing in S’Africa

Julius Malema: There’s no mascot that can stop Burna Boy from performing in S’Africa

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    ‘You say you’re an African Giant, prove it’ — AKA demands apology from Burna Boy

‘You say you’re an African Giant, prove it’ — AKA demands apology from Burna Boy

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    S’African artistes fume over Burna Boy’s inclusion in ‘Africa Unite’ concert

S’African artistes fume over Burna Boy’s inclusion in ‘Africa Unite’ concert

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    Burna Boy: I’ll donate earnings from S’Africa concert to victims of xenophobia

Burna Boy: I’ll donate earnings from S’Africa concert to victims of xenophobia

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    South African police arrest 100 foreigners protesting xenophobia at UN site

South African police arrest 100 foreigners protesting xenophobia at UN site

The police in South Africa have arrested 100 foreign nationals in an operation to disperse a group of protesters at the UN refugee agency in Cape Town. The protesters, who are refugees and asylum seekers camping outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and asking to be relocated outside the country following attacks on foreigners, were arrested [...]

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    Burna Boy to perform in S’Africa — despite threats over xenophobia

Burna Boy to perform in S’Africa — despite threats over xenophobia

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    Four Nigerians injured as South Africa boils again

Four Nigerians injured as South Africa boils again

Four Nigerians have reportedly sustained injuries in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa. PUNCH quoted Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), as confirming the attacks which took place at Witbank area of Mpumalanga province, on Tuesday. “The Department of Home Affairs, which is like our own Ministry of Interior that deals with immigration and citizens’ issues, is in the [...]

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    Buhari in South Africa: Nigerians giving us bad name should desist from such

Buhari in South Africa: Nigerians giving us bad name should desist from such

President Muhammadu Buhari says the “few Nigerians” giving the country “bad name” in South Africa must desist from such and be of good conduct. Buhari said this on Friday during his town-hall meeting with Nigerians living in South Africa. President Cyril Rampahosa of South Africa had invited his Nigerian counterpart to the country for some bilateral agreements. “Let me also call on all [...]

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    Buhari, seven ministers heading to South Africa Wednesday

Buhari, seven ministers heading to South Africa Wednesday

At least seven ministers will accompany President Muhammadu Buhari to South Africa on a visit which is at the instance of Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart. The ministers are Saleh Mamman (power), Rauf Aregbesola (interior), Olamilekan Adegbite (mines and steel development), Maigari Dingyadi (police affairs); and Mariam Katagum, minister of state, industry, trade and investment, Bashir Magashi (defence) and Geoffrey Onyeama [...]

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    OBJ: South Africa is addressing xenophobia, I hope returnees will go back

OBJ: South Africa is addressing xenophobia, I hope returnees will go back

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed optimism that South Africa is addressing xenophobia. Speaking with journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Saturday, Obasanjo said he believes the South African government is putting adequate measures to end the attacks on foreigners. About 500 Nigerians were recently evacuated from South Africa following attacks on foreign nationals. The incident had dealt a blow on diplomatic [...]

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    Xenophobia: Nigerian students cancel trip for Robotics competition in S’Africa

Xenophobia: Nigerian students cancel trip for Robotics competition in S’Africa

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    VIDEO: My husband was killed but South African police closed the case, says returnee

VIDEO: My husband was killed but South African police closed the case, says returnee

Blessing Chioma, one of the Nigerians who returned from South Africa, has accused the South African police of inaction when her husband was killed. Chioma said she returned to Nigeria so she could take care of her kids because living in South Africa became tough without her husband. ''I’m coming from South Africa, Johannesburg; I was married to a Nigerian, but South [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu donates N20,000 each to 314 South Africa returnees

Sanwo-Olu donates N20,000 each to 314 South Africa returnees

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has donated the sum of N20,000 to each of the 314 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa on Wednesday. The donation was presented to the returnees by Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, the governor's aide on diaspora, after they arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The returnees were the second batch of Nigerians who were brought back from South Africa following [...]

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    Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

The flight conveying the second batch of Nigerians leaving South Africa over xenophobic attacks has departed the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Kimibie Ebenfa, an official of the ministry of foreign affairs, said 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58pm. The returnees are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed Airport by 6:58pm. "We wish to inform you that [...]

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    Reps to honour Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, for act of patriotism

Reps to honour Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, for act of patriotism

The house of representatives has resolved to honour Allen Onyeama, chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for airlifting Nigerians stranded in South Africa at no cost. Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house, said the lower legislative chamber has invited Onyeama to appear before it on Wednesday. Many Nigerians were targeted in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Air Peace offered to [...]

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