Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Xenophobia"

    Dabiri-Erewa: Efforts to stop killings of Nigerians in S’Africa not working

Dabiri-Erewa: Efforts to stop killings of Nigerians in S’Africa not working

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special adviser to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says efforts to stop the killings of Nigerians in South Africa are not working.In a statement released on Wednesday by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, her media aide, she called for a review of the 'Early Warning Signal' set up by the ministries of foreign affairs in Nigeria and South Africa [...]

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    Xenophobia: Why we shouldn’t pay South Africans back in their coin

Xenophobia: Why we shouldn’t pay South Africans back in their coin

BY INNOCENT ADULUGBA "Africa for the Africans!" This is the slogan on the airwaves right from my toddlerhood in the ‘80’s. This is the old catchy phrase breaking down “colonial frontiers” and uniting Africans in an unbroken chord of brotherhood especially on the pedestal of political independence.However, nowadays, my observation is this; Africans living in other countries other than their countries [...]

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    Three Nigerians ‘close to death’ after fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Three Nigerians ‘close to death’ after fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Three Nigerians are in critical condition following renewed xenophobic attacks in Polokwane, Limpopo province of South Africa.Collin Mgbo, secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, told NAN on telephone from Polokwane that five Nigerians were affected in the latest round of violence.“I received a call that a Nigerian was attacked at Ivy Park in Polokwane on March 15. I [...]

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    Tiny minority of Nigerians in S’Africa affected by xenophobia, says Onyeama

Tiny minority of Nigerians in S’Africa affected by xenophobia, says Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyema, foreign affairs minister, has said that only a "tiny minority" of Nigerians living in South Africa are affected by xenophobic attacks.Speaking on Saturday during an interview on Arise TV, the minister said most Nigerians in South Africa were living in peace and doing well."The South African government condemned everything that’s gone on and they felt very bad about [...]

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    Onyeama, Dambazau in South Africa to meet Zuma over attacks on Nigerians

Onyeama, Dambazau in South Africa to meet Zuma over attacks on Nigerians

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, and Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, are in South Africa to hold talks with President Jacob Zuma over the attacks on Nigerians in the country.Clement Aduku, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, disclosed this in a statement, saying the ministers would also meet top officials of the South African government in bid to find [...]

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    Xenophobia: S’African politicians tell citizens that Nigerians are taking their women, says Dabiri

Xenophobia: S’African politicians tell citizens that Nigerians are taking their women, says Dabiri

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign relations and diaspora, says South African politicians fuel xenophobic attacks by telling citizens that foreigners, including Nigerians, are taking their jobs.Dabiri-Erewa admitted that there were foreigners who commit crime in South Africa, and they can be dealt with, but not by discriminating against Nigerians or any other race or [...]

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    We are sorry for xenophobic attacks, South Africa tells Nigeria

We are sorry for xenophobic attacks, South Africa tells Nigeria

Lulu Mnguni, high commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, has apologised to Nigerians, and other foreigners involved in the recent xenophobic attacks.In an interview with NAN on Wednesday, Mnguni said the unjustifiable attacks were a poor representation of South Africa’s values.He said the South African government had taken measures to stop them.“We reiterate our view that South Africans are generally not [...]

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    Again, South Africans descend on Nigerians, ‘burn cars, destroy church’

Again, South Africans descend on Nigerians, ‘burn cars, destroy church’

The Nigerian community in South Africa has come under yet another attack from aggrieved individuals in their host country.According to Ikechukwu Anyene, president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, the latest attacks began at 4am on Saturday.He told NAN that the union had reported the incident to the Nigerian mission and South African police."As we speak, five buildings with Nigerian [...]

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    South Africa records fresh xenophobic attacks

South Africa records fresh xenophobic attacks

Foreign shops in an informal settlement near Natalspruit in eastern Johannesburg, were looted on Sunday following protest over the deaths of two South Africans.The police confirmed the incident, saying a Pakistani national shot and killed a woman and a child following a brawl."The killing angered the local residents who retaliated by chasing foreigners away and looted their shops," they said.A witness [...]

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    Xenophobia: S’African policemen vow to protect foreigners

Xenophobia: S’African policemen vow to protect foreigners

The Nigeria Union in South Africa on Wednesday said the country’s police has pledged to protect Nigerians and other foreign nationals from xenophobic attacks.The pledge followed the recent xenophobic attacks against foreigners in Steinkopf, Northern Cape Province of the country.Ikechukwu Anyene, president of the union, told NAN in Pretoria, South Africa, that the provincial police commander in the area gave [...]

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    Nigeria recalls high commissioners to S’Africa

Nigeria recalls high commissioners to S’Africa

Aminu Bashir Wali, minister of foreign affairs, has summoned for consultation, Nigeria's senior diplomats on tour of duty in South Africa.According to a statement issued by the ministry on Saturday, these are Martin Cobham, acting high commissioner in Pretoria, and Uche Ajulu-Okeke (pictured), deputy high commissioner in Johannesburg.The invitation is in connection with the xenophobia in South Africa targeting foreigners, mainly [...]

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    South Africa ‘cannot guarantee’ end to xenophobic attacks

South Africa ‘cannot guarantee’ end to xenophobic attacks

The South African presidency and many of the nation’s stakeholders say they cannot guarantee an end to raging xenophobic attacks in the country.The country made this known after Jacob Zuma met with stakeholders across 40 organisations in the country at Sefako Makgatho presidential guest house in Pretoria.In a statement released by the South African presidency highlighting the outcome of the meeting, the country’s [...]

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    South Africa arrests 307 for xenophobia

South Africa arrests 307 for xenophobia

The South African government has arrested over 300 persons linked to xenophobic attacks, and has promised to crack down on xenophobic violence within the country.According to Aljazeera, authorities said on Sunday in Johannesburg that 307 suspects had been arrested for a range of xenophobic-related crimes.David Mahlobo, the minister of state security, made this known while acknowledging that some migrants have [...]

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    Buhari: Nigerians in S’Africa should be cautious

Buhari: Nigerians in S’Africa should be cautious

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says he is in full support of the steps taken so far by the Nigerian government to protect the country’s citizens from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said that Nigeria’s head of mission in Pretoria had taken the right steps by advising the Nigerian community in [...]

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