Columns

The Fear of ‘Black’ Foreigners, By Dele Agekameh

Rather than its policy of demonising African immigrants, the South African government can reassure its people through relevant legislation, identifiable progressive policy and by simply doing the job it was elected to do. In his Unpopular Essays, first published in 1950, Bertrand Russell says: “Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and…
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Xenophobia, Economic Downturns, and Social Envy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

If we judge the rectitude of policies by their outcomes and not by how well-intended they were, there is no doubt that the ZANU-PF’s command-and-control policies ruined that beautiful country. Context, then, within which to appraise the decision by the ruling All Progressives Congress in Nigeria that the solution to…
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Opinion

South Africa, Criminal Ingratitude and the Nigerian Blood, By Tunji Light Ariyomo

What is happening in South Africa is unfortunately a fatal remainder of the gravely impaired faculty of the black man. The penurious is killing the poor so he could get the position occupied by the beggarly. As Malema had rightly put it, Nigerians and other black nationalities in South African…
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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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Opinion

How Long Shall They Kill Our People?, By Shola Oshunkeye

...the Federal Government must act fast and decisively. The administration must hit while the iron is still red hot. Failure to act decisively would mean that Nigerians in South Africa, like other migrants in that country, will continue to live in an open prison. This headline is not original. It…
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Opinion

Xenophobia in South Africa and Nigeria, By Omano Edigheji

Just as they are outraged about the xenophobia against Nigerians in other countries, Nigerians should be equally outraged by xenophobia within the country, which is based on religious and ethnic lines. We cannot condemn xenophobia based on nationalities abroad while we are silent about xenophobia based on religion and ethnicity…
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Opinion

Still on the South African Xenophobic Attack, By Gidado Yushau Shuaib

"We of alien looks or words must stick together.” ― Sansom According to Wikipedia "Xenophobia is the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an in-group towards an out-group, including a fear…
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Columns

Is Africa Fated to Be A Metaphor Of Disaster?, By Okey Ndibe

In May 2000, the British Broadcasting Corporation asked me to contribute an online opinion piece that would x-ray the prospects for socio-economic progress on the African continent. The BBC’s commission was triggered by a series of articles in major British, US and European publications that portrayed Africa as bereft of…
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