‘Muslim ban should end, not expand’: Groups slam Trump travel ban

Immigrant advocates and rights groups on Friday slammed the expansion of US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, saying it weaponises “immigration law to advance [the administration’s] xenophobic agenda”. The expanded version of the travel ban targets prospective immigrants from six additional countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. More:[…]

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Refugees seek shelter at Cape church after violent clashes with police

Hundreds of refugees sought shelter at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town following violent clashes with police on Wednesday. They told eNCA that seven children are missing. Police arrested around 100 foreign nationals occupying an office building in Cape Town as part of a sit-in protest against xenophobia, later releasing many of them. The refugees[…]

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Zimbabweans booed all South Africans: Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says the booing in Zimbabwe was not directed at him but at all South Africans. People jeered when he spoke at the memorial service for former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in Harare at the weekend. Zimbabweans showed their anger at recent attacks on foreigners in Gauteng. WATCH: Ramaphosa jeered, cheered[…]

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Ramaphosa: Foreign nationals must obey SA laws

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says foreign nationals need to abide by the rules and laws of South Africa. He was speaking at a meeting with ANC Johannesburg region branches on Sunday. Ramphosa has dispatched a team of special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several African countries. WATCH: Ramaphosa[…]

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Some foreign nationals happy to go home after attacks

JOHANNESBURG – Some foreign nationals say they’re happy to go back home following the recent attacks. Hundreds of them, including children, have been sheltering in Katlehong since the violence started. WATCH: Foreign nationals flee after xenophobic violence Nearly 700 people have so far been arrested in connection with the violence and[…]

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