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Xenophobia chips away at the African notion of ubuntu – The Mail & Guardian

COMMENT Although Africa can boast many achievements, it also faces myriad challenges. With its diverse political and socioeconomic landscapes, blend of cultures and traditions,...

Refugees going home to nowhere

A few hundred refugees and asylum seekers who have been housed in a central Cape Town church have promised to leave by the...

Telling the complex story of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa

The phrase “medical xenophobia” is often used to describe the negative attitudes and practices of South African health care professionals towards refugees and...

Xenophobia: We wouldn’t abandon you – FG assures SA returnees

The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured South African returnees that it will not abandon them to their plight as all efforts are...

AKA, Burna Boy and the African unity concert that wasn’t

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Who is the real revolutionary?

COMMENTSo much can change within the space of a generation, but perhaps even more within the space of a few months. It was...

Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy

The outgoing mayor’s tweet about the arrest statistics of migrants in Johannesburg over four years displays both his bigotry and a misunderstanding of...

Holistic approaches to ending violence

SOCIETYThe international spotlight on South Africa has subsided, but gender-based violence continues; as do challenges for foreigners and refugees, who were evicted on...

Slice of life: ‘South Africans beat us, burn us’

There was a xenophobic attack in Delft, some of my brothers’ places where they worked were burnt down. We’ve been abused so many...

South African Police arrest 100 people protesting against xenophobia

The South African police on Wednesday arrested 100 people as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers,...

Xenophobia: Ekweremadu takes case to International Parliament

Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has taken the case of the disturbing wave of xenophobic attacks in South...

Refugees in Greece face rising hostility

Karim* stands outside what used to be his front door. Now it is bricked up and someone has drawn a menacing black padlock,...

Xenophobia: Few days after Buhari’s visit, three Nigerians injured in South Africa

Three Nigerians and other foreign nationals on Tuesday suffered fresh xenophobic attacks in different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Provinces, South Africa. The National Spokesperson...

Patriarchy, migration fuel Afrophobia

MIGRATIONWhere does South Africa’s Afrophobic violence come from? The standard responses to this question suggest that poverty and joblessness are primary causes. But...

Buhari’s visit to South Africa eased tensions. But more needs to be done

There were mixed feelings among Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to South Africa because of the recent xenophobic attacks in the...
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