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Zambians raid South African owned shops in retaliation for xenophobic attacks
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Politics and Society Zambians raid South African owned shops in retaliation for xenophobic attacks

The frosty relations between South Africa, and its neighbours are likely going to continue to sour following the looting of South African owned retail shops in Lusaka, Zambia. There are reports that South African trucks are being barred from crossing the borders to neighbouring countries, with major incidents recorded in Mozambique and Zambia.

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.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and VP react to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians
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Politics and Society Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and VP react to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians

Nigerians are disappointed with the slow reaction of their government to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has only addressed the country via tweets, and no specific nor substantial actions have been discussed to address the crisis. In a message President Buhari said he is “sending a Special Envoy to President Ramaphosa to share our deep concern about the security of Nigerian lives and property in South Africa”.

African nationals in South Africa experience brutal wave of xenophobic attacks
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Politics and Society African nationals in South Africa experience brutal wave of xenophobic attacks

Xenophobic attacks against African immigrants, specifically targeting Nigerian and Zimbabwean nationals in South Africa have hit the country. Shops belonging to African immigrants were looted and burnt in the latest brutal attacks. There has been an uproar on social media following the latest Afrophobic attacks, with calls for stronger and decisive intervention by the government.