Clashes erupt in Pretoria anti-migrant protest

On Tuesday, the South African police confirmed to members of the press that at least 20 shops belonging to immigrants were looted and destroyed in Pretoria.

Resentment against foreigners has sometimes turned deadly. "The union is anxious about the development because the South African police are yet to arrest those who perpetrated last Saturday's attacks".

The mission has also written a note verbale to the department of global relations and corporation requesting their continued protection of Ghanaian nationals and all non-South African nationals as well as their businesses.

In Abuja, a civil rights group, the Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), yesterday threatened to embark on series of coordinated actions that would send a strong message to South Africans to refrain from further xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. We moved to Pretoria and it's the last place we will be in.

South African citizens based in Nigeria have been told to leave that country.

"This can not be allowed to continue, the authorities must take immediate action to protect those most at risk of being outed and facing attacks due to their nationality".

Abuja on Thursday summoned the South African ambassador to express "deep concern" and demand measures to protect the "lives and property of aliens".

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday acknowledged violence had flared up against foreigners this year, adding that "unfortunately, xenophobic violence is not new in South Africa".

VX nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia says
This would fit with Kim Jong Un's track record of getting rid of potential contenders for the leadership of North Korea. Tiny amounts of the poison are enough to kill an adult, whether it is inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa described the attacks as an "unnecessary setback".

"The report indicated that South Africans attacked Nigerians". The SSA, however, urged restraint on the part of Nigerians and warned that further attacks without any reprimand may have dire consequences.

"These attacks should not be allowed to continue because it is a big setback", she said.

South Africa has witnessed a rise in xenophobic attacks in the past few years.

Also speaking, Mr. Aaron-Mnguni said the South African was working tirelessly to resolve the problem.

"This is unacceptable to the people and government of Nigeria", a senior presidential aide on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, was quoted as saying.

"But the march in Pretoria today, which was also attended by foreign nationals, was anti-crime not anti-foreigners and we appeal to all the marchers to protest within the confines of the law". Some of them have Nigerians as investors and stakeholders.

"We should desist as countries from pointing fingers at one another in regard to issues we may not have sufficient levels of information about", he said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mourinho: Not All My Players Have The Mentality Of Winners
Feb 25, 2017 - 12:29
Not all of them", said Mourinho. "The Zanettis, Lampards -- these guys you don't find every day". We have players who can make a difference. "He is an option for me". "Michael is available.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Earnhardt Jr., Keselowski deadlocked atop Daytona 500 odds
Feb 25, 2017 - 06:20
Coupled with the points at stake in each stage, drivers and crew chiefs will face challenging decisions on when to get new rubber. The only tracks where he's had more top-five finishes than Loudon (eight) are Bristol (nine), Daytona (12) and Pocono (13).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gent knockout Tottenham in Europa
Feb 24, 2017 - 11:16
Christian Eriksen put Tottenham ahead before Gent levelled through Harry Kane's own goal on the stroke of half-time. It's not to justify him but it's a different action, he was fouled before, it was an action that was a clear foul.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MCSO won't let ICE arrest immigrants in jail
Feb 24, 2017 - 11:13
False rumors of sweeps or checkpoints swirled through some immigrant communities in Southern California. In the meantime, "We're not out there actively checking people's immigration status", he said.

Sixers present, and future looks worse after trade deadline debacle
Feb 24, 2017 - 10:44
This has stemmed from the team's significant depth at the position having both lottery picks in Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid . The Mavericks acquired Noel for Andrew Bogut , Justin Anderson and a protected first-round draft pick.

Conor McGregor Vs. Floyd Mayweather Likely To Happen, Says Freddie Roach
Feb 23, 2017 - 14:06
Mayweather and McGregor have always been mooted for what would be a spectacular clash between two titans of boxing and UFC. Floyd Mayweather, left, is ready to fight Conor McGregor, for the right price. "I think it was a very fair deal".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Australia ready for 'big challenge' against India: Lyon
Feb 22, 2017 - 15:59
We spoke about this even before the season started with New Zealand. "They are a good side, have some good batters and bowlers". That's the beauty about this team. "And whoever is not and is a part of the squad, he has also contributed".

Pence says he 'fully supported' ouster of Flynn
Feb 22, 2017 - 14:34
Trump bought the property for $5 million in 1985, reports say, a decade after which he turned it into the private club. Afterwards Trump tweeted: "Crimea was TAKEN by Russian Federation during the Obama Administration".

Trump administration tightens rules on deportation and detention
Feb 21, 2017 - 21:17
But that doesn't seem final considering that one memo explicitly says there is no protected class of immigrants. The ICE memo also states that immigrants will not be afforded rights under USA privacy laws.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Newspaper review: Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers laid to rest
Feb 21, 2017 - 20:04
Last April, Lee made an official week-long trip to the Middle East that included visits to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

The Bachelor recap: Nanny Raquel is a star
Feb 21, 2017 - 18:52
He tells this to Vanessa whose excitement turns to indignation when she learns that Nick asked EVERY father the proposal question. Editor's note: Waukesha native Nick Viall is searching for love during his fourth appearance on a " Bachelor "-franchise show".

DeMarcus Cousins traded to Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, two picks
Feb 20, 2017 - 12:08
What better way to accelerate the future than allowing two franchise big men to exponentiate their multidimensional talent? The only saving grace for this trade is that the Kings get a pair of draft picks in what should be a deep draft.

Pick the winning All-Star team and game MVP
Feb 20, 2017 - 10:25
Durant announced the move on the website The Players' Tribune and reportedly notified Westbrook only with a brief text message. During one stretch of breakneck basketball, Curry just laid down on the court to steer clear of a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk.

'The Walking Dead': Reunited and it feels so good
Feb 20, 2017 - 09:21
But there's a lot more than just this ideal moment to talk about from tonight's episode, so let's dive in. What's interesting to see though is that Rick still seems to be smiling a bit as he watches the group.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SpaceX successfully launches on voyage to International Space Station
Feb 19, 2017 - 18:51
NASA started modifying the launchpad in 1975 for the space shuttle program.The first shuttle launch from 39A was Columbia in 1981. Restore-L is slated for launch in the 2020s, but before it can spruce up other aging sats, it needs to know what they look like.