Xenaphobia Attacks

Dunoon protests, indicative of socioeconomic constraints

Law enforcement officers continue to monitor Dunoon as Somali shopkeepers face a barrage of attacks. The attacks, which appeared to be directed toward foreign shopkeepers, resulted in numerous foreigners evacuating the area this week. Member of the Somali Community Forum, Abdullah Ali, explained that the situation in the area has[…]

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Protesters turn on foreign shopkeepers

At least 60 shops owned by foreign nationals in Mookgophong, Limpopo, were forced to close on Tuesday after protesting residents allegedly looted and vandalised some of them. “They are robbing us,” said the foreign national traders’ representative Daniel Woidhana,addng: “Some stocks [are] already gone [and] they said they don’t need[…]

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Amnesty International slams SA over xenophobic attacks and Bashir

South Africa faced criticism from Amnesty International over last year’s xenophobic attacks, the way government dealt with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, different scandals in state institutions, and excessive use of force by police. “Torture and other ill-treatment and excessive use of force by police continued, although some measure of accountability[…]

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