Tag: Xenophobia

Trade Union Congress Wants Gov’t To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has urged the Federal Government to put modalities in place to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa, following the Xenophobic attack. The TUC spoke against the attack in a statement signed by its President, Bobboi Kaigama and General-Secretary, Musa-Lawal Ozigi in Lagos on Monday. The two[Read More…]

“We’re Sorry for the Xenophobic Attacks” – South African Gov’t Begs Nigeria

Lulu Mnguni, high commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, has apologised to Nigerians, and other foreigners involved in the recent xenophobic attacks. In an interview with NAN on Wednesday, Mnguni said the unjustifiable attacks were a poor representation of South Africa’s values. He said the South African government had taken measures[Read More…]

Having Nigerian Husbands Exposes Us To Daily Discrimination – South African Wives

It is not a book club, a yoga club or a theatre club, but about 100 South African wives rely on their own social group to meet and share their experience of prejudice for being married to foreigners. They say that having Nigerian husbands exposes them to daily discrimination, and[Read More…]

“Why Are The Citizens Not In Their Countries?” How Jacob Zuma Reacted To Xenophobia In South Africa

by Deji Abiodun & Agency Reports President Jacob Zuma on Monday hit out at other African countries after South Africa faced a backlash over the wave of anti-foreigner attacks in the country. While Zuma condemned the violence, saying immigrants contributed to the South African economy, he also questioned why so[Read More…]

A South African Minister Denied Visa To Israel On Account Of Xenophobic Attacks

by Abang Veronica NewsWireNGR  gathered that a minister from South Africa on a scheduled trip to visit Israel for diplomatic work has been denied visa. The reports states that the government of South Africa has expressed outrage after Israel’s decision to deny a visa to Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.[Read More…]

“Nigerian Men Are Snatching Our Wives” – South African Politician Explains Reasons For Xenophobic Attacks

by Deji Abiodun South African politician, Makashule Gana, has said some of his compatriots have complained to him that they are angry with Nigerians and other immigrants because they snatched their girldfriends. Gana, a Deputy Federal Chairperson of Democratic Alliance, made this disclosure in at an anti-xenophobia rally, held at[Read More…]

Recall Nigeria’s Ambassador To South Africa & Sue Zulu King- Senate Tells Presidency

by Musa Abdullahi The Senate today called on the presidency to recall Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa and also file a lawsuit against Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini at the International Criminal Court following the recent xenophobic in some parts of South Africa. At its plenary session, the Senate President[Read More…]

Nigeria Summons South Africa Ambassador Over Attacks On Immigrants

by Musa Abdullahi Nigeria’s foreign ministry has summoned South Africa’s high commissioner over anti-immigrant violence in which at least seven people have been killed, it said in a statement on Wednesday. South Africa deployed soldiers on Tuesday to try to quell the unrest after being criticised by governments including China[Read More…]

Xenophobia: South African Police Arrest 307 Over Attacks On Foreigners

South Africa’s government has vowed to crack down on xenophobic violence, after arresting more than 300 people for a range of crimes against migrants. Authorities said on Sunday in Johannesburg that 307 suspects had been arrested for a range of xenophobic-related crimes. Security agencies have also increased the police presence[Read More…]

MTN Nigeria Warns That Should There Suffer Retaliatory Xenophobic Attacks, 6,000 Nigerians To Lose Their Jobs

by Chukwu Obi MTN Nigeria on Monday warned that should there be attacks on its facilities, it might be forced to close shop and 99 per cent of its over 6,000 workforce in the country, who are Nigerians, would be thrown into the labour market. It also said that calls[Read More…]