Tag Archives: South Africa

Buhari Orders Evacuation Of 640 Nigerians From South Africa

Air Peace designates two planes for operation Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the evacuation of 640 Nigerians from South Africa even as he directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, to further engage the country’s appropriate authorities and monitor the measures they would take to end the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. The President took the decisions on ...

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Injustice Is Another Form Of Xenophobia

Casmir Igbokwe The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) calls Nigeria a zoo. From what has happened in South Africa in the past few days, it seems the former apartheid enclave is worse than a zoo. Animals in a zoo are under control. But South African animals are wild and uncontrollable. They have killed and still kill and burn innocent foreigners, ...

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Xenophobia: SERAP Asks African Commission To Sue South Africa, Seeks $10bn For Victims

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently submit a case on the escalating xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and ...

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Xenophobia: Obi Thanks Air Peace, Seeks Compensation For Victims

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has thanked the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Barr. Allen Onyema, over what he described as his “gesture of patriotism and support for humanity”, by providing his aircraft for free evacuation of Nigerians trapped in South Africa. Obi spoke while fielding questions from aviation correspondents on Friday ...

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Xenophobia: Buhari Sends Special Envoy To Ramaphosa

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has sent a special envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to register his displeasure over the xenophobic attacks on  Nigerians in that country. In a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the Presidency said the envoy was expected to land in Pretoria by Thursday this week. ...

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Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians In South-Africa A Blot On Our Common History, Says Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, says it is perhaps the most disturbing development in the turn of the century that Nigerians who live in the Republic of South Africa have consistently been victims of xenophobic violent attacks. “Unfortunately, both countries have not done enough to reduce the spate of those attacks,” ...

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(Updated) AFCON 2019: Nigeria Beat South Africa 2-1

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have beaten  South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 in Egypt. The game ended 2-1 in favour of Nigeria. With this victory, the Super Eagles progressed to the semi-final of the competition. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for Nigeria on 27th minute. Chukwueze was in ...

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How giving young people basic financial skills helps them find jobs

Giving young people financial skills can lead to much better education and job outcomes. Shutterstock Leila Patel, University of Johannesburg; Lauren Graham, University of Johannesburg, and Zoheb Khan, University of Johannesburg The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a qualification of little value in ...

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