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Nigerian artists unite in condemning brutal xenophobic attacks in South Africa
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Politics and Society Nigerian artists unite in condemning brutal xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Several Nigerian artists have come out strongly condemning the violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The artists include Tiwa Savage who cancelled her impending show in South Africa, American-Nigerian rapper Jidenna, Burna Boy, Davido, and Teni who sent various messages in solidarity with victims of the xenophobic violence. A number of South African artists also added their voice to the outrage, posting heartfelt message against xenophobia.

Nigerians protest against South African owned businesses in the country
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Politics and Society Nigerians protest against South African owned businesses in the country

Nigerians took to the streets of Lagos, and other parts of the country, destroying and looting what they suspected to be South African owned shops, businesses and properties in retaliatory attacks. The retaliatory attacks in Lagos have shown that tension between South Africa and Nigeria is likely to continue until the deep underlying causes of self-hatred and hatred against fellow Africans are addressed.

South Africa signs MoU with Kenya to facilitate the teaching of Kiswahili in its schools
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Arts and Culture South Africa signs MoU with Kenya to facilitate the teaching of Kiswahili in its schools

Kenya and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a foundation for the introduction of Kiswahili as an elective language in the South African educational system. This is South Africa’s next step in fully integrating Kiswahili as an indigenous language to promote unity and social cohesion with fellow Africans.