Xenophobic attacks loom in Mali, says NAPTIP
Director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has alerted the Nigerian authorities and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament of imminent xenophobia on trafficked Nigerians in Mali. The NAPTIP boss noted that Malian women were already grumbling that Nigerian girls were taking their men, stoking…
Islam and xenophobia in South Africa - Part 2
But as is common today with ‘breaking news’, and ‘breaking posts’ on ‘whatsapp’ platforms, video clips of xenophobic attacks on non-South Africans quickly witnessed multiple postings as if my compatriots were deriving certain pleasures....
Islam, Xenophobia and the Madness in South Africa - Part I
Kindly note that reference to South Africa above is only for its contemporaneity and currency not that the subject matter of xenophobia, is and could be delimited to the country of Nelson Mandela. Nor did I mean to say that xenophobia is the only socio-cultural virus or madness from which so-called ‘modern’ societies of today…
Nigerian mission condemns killing of three Nigerians in South Africa
The Consul-General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, has condemned the killing of three Nigerians between April 6 and April 9 at different locations in the country. Adama, however, said in statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the killings were not xenophobic attacks…
No to xenophobia, no to bloodshed
The words we speak either heal or wound, bless or curse, build or destroy, give life or kill, enlighten or deceive. One word can destroy a whole nation.
Why South Africans attack Nigerians
When Anthony Ezeanya moved into a modest flat in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, in 2002, the place was predominantly a highbrow area reserved for South Africa’s elite. By the time he relocated to another part of the city, in 2008, Hillbrow had been completely taken over by crime lords.
Zambia blames opposition for anti-China attacks
Zambia's government accused the opposition on Friday of fuelling "xenophobic" attacks on Chinese nationals after a spate of violent incidents targeting the community and its businesses.
Presidency seeks review of early warning signal with South Africa on xenophobia
The Presidency yesterday called for an urgent review of the Early Warning Signal (EWS) put in place by Nigeria and South Africa in 2017.The EWS is a multi-sectoral mechanism to afford Nigerians living in South Africa access to the agencies responsible for their safety and security, as well as the mandate to address their complaints in that country.
Mob destroys four Nigerian shops, houses in South Africa, says Union
The Nigerian Community in South Africa said on Saturday that a mob destroyed four shops and several houses belonging to their members at Krugersdorp, near Johannesburg.
Xenophobia and the Nigerian Kwerekwere in post-apartheid South Africa
It is crucial to start with a very fundamental definition. “Kwerekwere” is the derogatory term that black South Africans use when referring to unwanted foreign blacks, especially Nigerians. A very insightful 401-page book, The Kwerekwere Testament: The Complete Chronicles authored by Kenneth Chukwuka Madiebo, and published by ArtRelated, Lagos, in 2011, undertakes an original meditation…