Our involvement in xenophobia
It’s sad, very sad but we must admit that xenophobia is still subsisting in today’s world.
South African Concert "Africa Unite" Cancelled, Burna Boy Withdrawn
Following threats of violence, the highly publicised anti-xenophobia concert "Africa Unite" which Burna Boy was billed to headline in South Africa has been cancelled. The concert organisers Phambili Media and Play Network confirmed Wednesday morning, that after engagement with Burna Boy’s management a decision to withdraw his name from the line-up and as a result…
Ekweremadu seeks solution to xenophobia at international parliament
Former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has drawn the attention of International Parliament on Tolerance and Peace (IPTP) holding in Ethiopia to the wave of xenophobic attacks. Speaking yesterday at the opening plenary of the parliament in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Ekweremadu
South Africans resume attack on Nigerians
Nigerians living in South Africa have once again been subjected to an anti-foreigner attack on Tuesday. South Africans living in Mpumalamga province attacked Nigerians in fresh violence which the leadership of Nigerian Citizens In South Africa (NICASA) confirmed. Nigeria’s Consular General to South Africa is also on their way to Witbank in Mpumalanga province to…
Oshiomhole’s foot in mouth
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recently beckoned on President Muhammadu Buhari to take steps to immediately nationalise telecommunications giant, MTN and other South Africans investments in the country.
Election tribunal and judiciary’s own trial
I was working on a piece on the raging xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa before I was provoked by the TheGuardian newspaper front-page headline of Sunday, September 8, 2019, titled: Tribunal Verdict ‘!9: D Day Scares Buhari, Atiku Camps.
Xenophobia: Akeredolu receives returnees, promises enabling environment
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Friday, promised to give necessary support and provide an enabling environment for South African returnees of Ondo origin......
Dabyna… Son Of Rock Takes On Xenophobia
From the telephone conversation, you could tell that this is not just an ordinary artiste; his husky but soothing voice gave him out. In a country like Nigeria, where many are soaking up hip-hop fever, Dabyna Poll-Abraham remains a proud son of rock music. So, when he tells you he’s ‘gold,’ you can’t help but agree.
The toxic cocktail that fuels South Africa's xenophobia
A witch's brew of unemployment, inequality and poverty, mixed with South Africa's violent past, are to blame for attacks on foreigners that so tarnished the country's image last month, experts say. The deadly assaults rocked South Africa's relations with its neighbours but especially with Nigeria, whose president, Muhammadu Buhari, begins a state visit on Thursday.…