S.Africa shuts embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic attacks - Official - International

S.Africa shuts embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic attacks - Official - International

He was scheduled to address a panel on universal energy access on Thursday.

Crime ReporterGovernment has condemned flaring attacks on citizens from other African countries in South Africa which have so far left five people dead, shops looted and property burnt down. Police have made nearly 300 arrests, while people across the continent have protested and voiced their anger on social media.

The attacks spread to Johannesburg, the economic hub, this week and more than 50 shops and several vehicles were destroyed.

Old wounds between Africa's two biggest economies have been reopened. Nigeria's foreign affairs minister announced this on Wednesday saying the exercise will commence tomorrow Friday.

Nigerian singers have also boycotted shows in South Africa.

The Nigerian Afrofusion star took to his Twitter to condemn the recent violent attacks by South Africans on Nigerians and others from the continent.


"We need to quell those incidents of unrest".

Responding to these comments, Mr. Boampong contended that South Africa has been treated with kid's gloves emboldening them to make unguarded statements about an issue as sensitive as Xenophobia.

Police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades in an attempt to stop the looting.

Ramaphosa highlighted that rape and sexual abuse was not a women's problem but rather that of men. "We know that at least 10 people have been killed in the violence, two of whom were foreign nationals".

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Malawi's Peter Mutharika also pulled out of the conference, but their governments did not give an official reason for their no-show.

The Punch reports that the protests against the awful way Nigerians were dealt with in South Africa continued on Wednesday, September 4, as the federal government boycotted its participation of WEF.


Abuja - A PRIVATE local airline has volunteered to evacuate Nigerians free of charge from South Africa following the recent violence against foreign nationals.

On Wednesday, Zambian University students took to the streets paralyzing South Africa's MultiChoice Pay-TV operations.

In recent years, attacks against foreign-owned businesses are a regular occurrence as frustration increases over mounting unemployment, now at a decade high around 29%.

Seven people have also been killed in the trouble in South Africa but none of the victims have been identified as Nigerian.

Hundreds of University of Zambia students dressed mostly in black and chanting "No Violence" protested outside the South African High Commission on Wednesday. Zambia criticised them for burning a billboard.

South Africa, which has high unemployment, has seen a rise in attacks on foreign nationals who are accused of taking jobs.


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