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Some of the South Africa returnees at the Synagogue on Wednesday

South Africa returnees narrate ordeals

Some of the Nigerians who returned from South Africa on Wednesday have narrated different experiences of how they lost their means of livelihood during the recent xenophobic attacks in the country.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

Xenophobia: South Africa dispatches envoy to Nigeria

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched a peace envoy to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country against foreigners, especially Nigerians.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa make a speech at the official funeral service of the later former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe on September 14, 2019 at National Sports Stadium in Harare. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled during his speech before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks in his home country. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city.TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Xenophobia: South Africa’s president apologises at Robert Mugabe funeral

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe’s funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks.
A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerians flee South Africa xenophobic violence

Five years ago, the young technician left Imo in southern Nigeria to start a new life in South Africa's economic capital Johannesburg.

First batch of Nigerians return from South Africa

The first batch of 84 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday at 2.p.m. local time via the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, in the company of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Another 327 Nigerians to be evacuated from South Africa Thursday

The federal government has revealed that the second batch of Nigerians who are 327 in number would be evacuated from South Africa on Thursday or Friday following the recent xenophobic attacks.
Tension heightened on Sunday in the Johannesburg Central Business District in South Africa following fresh protests by a group which has been demanding that foreigners leave the country.

Xenophobia: South Africans plan ambush for returning Nigerians

Some Nigerians in South Africa yesterday raised alarm that foreigners will be target of attacks today in different parts of the country.
Adewale Temitope Adedeji

Xenophobia: South Africans’ ignorance causes attacks on Nigerians – Lagos assemblyman

A member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Temitope Adewale, on Monday described the South Africans’ xenophobic attacks on Nigerians as a display of lack of knowledge.
Several shops were looted and set alight in Malvern on 1 September 2019. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

Xenophobia: Criminals taking advantage of South Africa’s challenges – minister

South African Defence and Military Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has said that criminal elements in the country were taking advantage of the challenges currently facing the country.

Xenophobia: Christian body asks federal government to protect Nigerians trapped in South Africa

The Christian Council of Nigeria, CCN, has condemned the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa and the current spate of killings and looting of properties of foreigners, especially those of Nigerians in that country.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi was heckled by a rowdy section of the crowd.

South African crowds walk out of anti-xenophobia speech

South Africans have disrupted a speech in Johannesburg by a veteran politician who was trying to quell tensions following a recent wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks.

Xenophobia: Over 400 Nigerians ready for evacuation from South Africa – Mission

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no fewer than 400 Nigerians have indicated interest and registered to be evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s special envoy returns from South Africa

The special envoy President Muhmmadu Buhari sent to South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country has returned to Nigeria.
The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

Speaker: President Buhari may present 2020 budget to National Assembly by end of September

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari may present the 2020 budget to the National Assembly by the end of September 2019.

Stranded Nigerians lack required papers to return home

Nigerians stranded in South Africa may have to wait longer before returning home, following the lack of traveling documents by most of them.

Xenophobia: Don’t buy looted Shoprite, other shops’ items – Police warn Nigerians

The police have cast a dragnet to apprehend those who would buy items looted from stores and shops during Tuesday’s protests against xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa.

Xenophobia: AGF Malami makes case for overhauling of immigration service

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said that the country’s immigration service needs to be strengthened to address illegal cross-border movement.
Humphrey Olumakaiye

Xenophobia: Anglican Bishop urges federal government to explore diplomatic avenues

Rt. Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye, Diocesan Bishop, Lagos Diocese (Anglican Communion) has urged the Federal Government to explore every diplomatic avenue to end the problem between Nigeria and South Africa over xenophobic attacks.

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