Xenophobia

A former External Affairs Minister and Professor of Political Science, Bolaji Akinyemi, has urged the Nigerian government to take South Africa to the International Criminal Court of Justice. The violence against Nigerians and other Africans in parts of South Africa had erupted on September 1, forcing the Nigerian government to evacuate its citizens from the […]

189 Nigerians have arrived from South Africa on Wednesday following a wave of xenophobic violence that swept through the country and sparked sharp exchanges between the two countries. A flight carrying 189 Nigerians landed in Lagos, with some of those onboard punching the air and singing the national anthem. “We were expecting 317 but from […]

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has sent a special envoy to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa following reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in Johannesburg. Buhari also summoned the South African High Commissioner to seek assurances of the safety of Nigerians, his special adviser, Femi Adesina, said  on Tuesday. South Africa has been hit […]

South African looters since Sunday night, have reportedly been attacking foreign-owned businesses in central Johannesburg, a situation which affected many Nigerians. This attack comes barely one week after a group of Nigerians staged a protest at the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital. The protesters, mostly victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa said they […]


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