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How Nigeria Can End Xenophobia Without South Africa’s Help, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Most Nigerians in South Africa own businesses that they should be running back home. And this is what the Nigerian government must focus on: To render more support to small-scale business owners, revitalise the education and health sectors, solve the perennial electricity problem. For the first time ever, Nigeria-based Nigerians…
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South Africans: Killing Nigerians, While Buhari Jokes With Ramaphosa, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

A meeting with Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled for Pretoria in October, but Buhari had a premature opportunity in Japan, where he, Ramaphosa and numerous African leaders attended last week’s Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). Guess what our president was doing? Smiling away with Ramaphosa! On Tuesday, the United…
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Again, Xenophobia In South Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Nigeria and other African countries need to explore all avenues available to pressure South Africa into taking responsibility and standing up to the dangerous fire of xenophobia burning within its borders. Fresh attacks on black foreigners have, once more, unearthed the cankerworm of xenophobia in South Africa. In the latest…
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South Africa and Nigeria: A Tale of Rising Optimism?, By Rafiq Raji

...there is reason to be optimistic. If, as is often argued, poor governance and corruption are the major constraints on Africa’s development, increased accountability and citizens’ engagement, owing to social media especially, suggests better African leaders would increasingly emerge. There are some concerns about emerging markets at the moment; for…
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African Central Banks Have the Opportunity To Ease Policy, By Rafiq Raji

As the Muhammadu Buhari administration is already in re-election mode, negative events have been on the rise. First, there was the artificial fuel scarcity in late December. Thereafter, pastoralist-led violence in the agricultural belt ramped up in early Inevitably, they pose risks to the inflation and growth outlook. Nigeria As…
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