Tag Archives: Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa Apologises Over Xenophobic Attacks, Envoy meets Buhari

A formal apology was tendered to Nigeria on Monday by the President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in his country. He said the ugly incidents did not represent the values his country cherished. Ramaphosa’s apology was delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja by a special envoy he…

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FG to Evacuate 319 Nigerians From South Africa on Tuesday

As the Federal Government of Nigeria continues with the plot to evacuate its citizens following Xenophobic attacks unleashed on them by South Africans, no fewer than 319 Nigerians will be evacuated from South Africa on Tuesday. The Federal Government had on Wednesday evacuated 187 Nigerians from South Africa following xenophobic attacks by its citizens on Africans.…

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Lagos Arraigns 85 Xenophobic Protesters For Allegedly Looting SA-Owned Malls

The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday arraigned 83 persons who allegedly participated in the attack and looting of South African-owned mall, Shoprite, in protest against continued xenophobic attacks and killings of Nigerians in South Africa. The 83 suspected looters were arraigned before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court at Yaba on six counts bordering on…

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Air Peace Volunteers To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa, To Commence Sept. 6

The federal government has revealed that Air Peace Airlines has volunteered to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free-of-charge from South Africa starting from Friday, following the recent xenophobic attacks. The Spokesperson of the ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye, disclosed this in a statement issued Friday night. He said: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes…

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Three Confirmed Dead In Fresh Soweto Xenophobic Attacks

South African Police on Thursday, confirmed three people were killed during looting in Johannesburg’s sprawling Soweto township. The police also confirmed that 27 people have so far been arrested in the violence, which had a xenophobic component. “I can confirm that two were shot and one was stabbed,” police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said on local…

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Senate To Probe Xenophobic Attack On Nigerian Judges In Gambia

The Senate has resolved to probe allegations of ill-treatment and xenophobic attacks on Nigerian Judges and other legal personnel serving in the Gambia. This was as Senator David Umar drew the attention of the Senate to allegations of arbitrary removal or dismissal from office of Nigerian Judges and judicial officers without reasonable cause and without…

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SA Reacts To Nigeria On Xenophobic Attacks, Brings Up Chibok & Synagogue Building Collapse

(TheCable) -South Africa has faulted the decision of the federal government to recall its high commissioner, saying it would communicate diplomatically with Nigeria when Muhammadu Buhari becomes president in May. The country also taunted President Goodluck Jonathan over the Chibok saga, saying: “We hope that the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram will someday be…

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50 Nigerians Affected By Xenophobic Attacks Will Be Resettled- Nigerian Union In South Africa

The Nigerian Union in South Africa has said it has concluded arrangements to resettle 50 Nigerians affected by the ongoing xenophobic attacks. According to reports by Premium Times, the President of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on phone from Pretoria, South Africa, on…

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