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South Africa

South Africa
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  • Immigrants describe threats in South Africa

    Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport....
  • South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

    South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg....
  • South African students must take movement to society for real progress

    South African students must take movement to society for real progress
    On April 9, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from its perch at the University of Cape Town. Before the statue was hoisted into a truck and taken away, the black university students who had successfully demanded its removal...
  • Attacks on foreigners spread in South Africa; weekend violence feared

    Attacks on foreigners spread in South Africa; weekend violence feared
    Attacks against immigrants in South Africa spread Friday to the largest city, Johannesburg, raising fears of a weekend of violence in tense townships. Hundreds of immigrants fled their homes and took shelter in police stations in different areas of...
  • Some foreign-owned shops and cars torched in Johannesburg

    Several shops and cars owned by foreigners were torched in downtown Johannesburg overnight in continued anti-immigrant attacks but another city that had seen the worst violence was calm, authorities said Friday. Police spokesman Col. Jay Naicker said...
  • Rainbow nation betrayed by attacks on immigrants in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG South Africa stands accused of betraying its human-rights ideals and African nations that aided the fight against apartheid after mobs repeatedly attacked foreigners and looted their stores. At least five people have died in clashes in the...
  • Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

    President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of violence have killed at least five people. In the days before the peace march in...
  • South Africa grapples with outbreak of anti-immigrant violence

    South Africa grapples with outbreak of anti-immigrant violence
    It began after the Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, told his followers last month that foreigners in South Africa should pack up and leave. President Jacob Zuma’s eldest son, Edward, chimed in that foreigners were “taking over the country&...
  • South African looters target foreign-owned shops, 5 killed

    At least five people in South Africa have died in attacks on immigrant-owned shops and hundreds of people have fled their homes since last week, authorities said Tuesday as they struggled to stem one of the worst outbreaks of violence in years against...
  • From monarchs to Gandhi, South African statues vandalized

    Excrement thrown at the statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes began a wave of vandalizing protests in South Africa. Memorials to South Africa's colonial past were defaced by mainly young black protesters, as statues of British monarchs Queen...
  • South African opposition leader steps down

    The leader of South Africa's largest opposition party announced her decision to step down just four weeks ahead of the party's elective meeting. Helen Zille, leader of the Democratic Alliance, announced on Sunday that she would not stand for re-...