SOUTH AFRICA : Stop the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa.

Attacks on foreigners and foreign-owned businesses are once again increasing in South Africa. Dozens were killed in similar waves of xenophobia in 2008 and 2015. Violence erupted in South Africa’s three major cities. Dozens of homes and businesses were looted, damaged and torched earlier this week in Pretoria. The attacks followed vigilante violence in Johannesburg, where residents assaulted Nigerians and […]

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South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South Africa’s capital

On a street corner in Pretoria, South Africans gather just meters from the immigrants they’re marching against. The Somali traders form a protective line, some armed with sticks and rocks. Riot police wedge themselves and their armored carriers between the two sides. A police helicopter hovers directly above, scattering dust and trash. <img alt=”Police forces shot rubber bullets at crowds […]

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Human Rights Watch Finds Mixed Government Response to High Rates of Rape and Domestic Abuse of Women in South Africa

In Violence Against Women in South Africa, released on the eve of the international “Day of No Violence Against Women,” Human Rights Watch denounces widespread violence against women in South Africa and calls on the new government to significantly step up its response to this endemic problem. South African women’s organizations estimate that perhaps as many as one in three […]

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