South African Concert "Africa Unite" Cancelled, Burna Boy Withdrawn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…
South Africa police evict protesting asylum-seekers, arrest 100
South African police on Wednesday arrested around 100 foreign nationals occupying an office building in Cape Town as part of a sit-in protest against xenophobia.
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…
Nigeria not playing its expected leadership role in Africa
Yes, there have been differences between the beginnings of the presidential system, which is understood universally and, of course, what is happening now is a peculiar case to Nigeria.
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.
Internet fraud: One price of modernity
Modernity encompasses improved, innovative, and recent changes that occur in society, as opposed to technological atrophy.
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.…