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The Story Corner : Common And Sensitive Sense

The Story Corner :  Common And Sensitive Sense

I know what has been happening in the country in the past few days have been painful, annoying and has caused a lot of reactions but I think sometimes, Nigerians don’t know how to read and assimilate before getting on their keypads. Some of our celebrities spoke about the Xenophobic attacks by some South Africans […]

Xenophobia, March Against Gender-Based Violence Loom Over WEF Summit

Xenophobia, March Against Gender-Based Violence Loom Over WEF Summit

Protesters and mourners demanding to see President Cyril Ramaphosa over recent incidents of violence against women have marched to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) where the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) summit is being held. Demonstrators held signs commemorating Uyinene Mrwetyana, Janika Mallo, Leighandre Jegels and Jesse Hess, victims of gender-based violence […]

The Story Corner : They Have Started Again

The Story Corner : They Have Started Again

There was a time we learnt they were killing Nigerians in the southern part of Africa, it was a big deal cos Nigerians were being killed for no reasons, the government took control of it and did their international relations maths to stop the menace but they have started again. We have been seeing videos […]

Nigeria: Xenophobic Violence and Intl Law

I like to respond to Kayode Komolafe’s piece entitled “Beyond Xenophobia” published in the THISDAY edition of March 1, 2017. The xenophobic violence in South Africa is reprehensible and completely unacceptable. While Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Adviser (Foreign Affairs) to the President can be commended for speaking up against the violence against foreigners […]

Nigeria, South Africa Join Forces to Tackle Xenophobia

Nigeria, South Africa Join Forces to Tackle Xenophobia

South Africa and Nigeria have resolved to establish an early warning system in response to xenophobic attacks and to strengthen relations between the two nations. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and her Nigerian counterpart Geoffrey Onyeama held a bilateral meeting on Monday. This follows a wave of xenophobic violence in SA in February. The meeting […]

South African Police Disperse Anti-immigrant Protesters

South African Police Disperse Anti-immigrant Protesters

South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of citizens and non-nationals in the capital on Friday, following looting this week of stores believed to belong to immigrants. Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record unemployment, with foreigners being accused […]

Xenophobia – MTN ‘Shuts’ Offices In Nigeria, Police ‘On Guard

Xenophobia – MTN ‘Shuts’ Offices In Nigeria, Police ‘On Guard

Police in Nigeria are reportedly guarding offices of the mobile phone giant MTN in the capital Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in South Africa tried to storm it on Thursday. According to BBC, the offices were sealed off and no-one was “being allowed to enter the building”. An unnamed senior manager at the Abuja […]