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19 September 2019

A modest retaliation against xenophobia

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa are reshaping the African continent. Of recent the BBC reality check team reported that violent riots in the commercial city of Johannesburg, which is notorious for excessive violent attacks on black foreigners, claimed lives, as a mob went on rampage touching vehicles and looting many shops belonging to foreign nationals especially Nigerians.

In 2008, the year in which according to the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) xenophobic attack reached its peak, there were waves of Xenophobic attacks against non-South African Africans that led to the killing of more than 60 people, while thousands of others were displaced and property worth millions of Naira was either looted or destroyed.

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