Tag Archives: xenophobia

Buhari’s visit to South Africa eased tensions. But more needs to be done

One of the immediate outcomes of talks between Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Cyril Ramaphosa was the easing of tensions. http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/ Olayinka Ajala, University of York There were mixed feelings among Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to South Africa because of the recent xenophobic attacks in the country. While many Nigerians disapproved of the visit, Buhari’s government insisted that ...

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Xenophobia: time for cool heads to prevail in Nigeria and South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in late August in Japan. GCIS/Flickr, CC BY-SA Gilbert M. Khadiagala, University of the Witwatersrand The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have ignited the long-standing tensions between the country and Nigeria. These are captured in the retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria and the diplomatic ...

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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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Air Peace To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa

Following the recent unfortunate xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians in South Africa, the Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines Chief Allen Onyema, has volunteered to send an aircraft from Friday 6th September 2019 to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of charge. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs therefore advised the general public to inform their relatives ...

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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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