Xenophobia: South Africa closes its embassy in Nigeria

South Africa has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Nigeria following reprisal attacks by Nigerians triggered by xenophobic violence in South Africa, BBC reports. There have been ongoing xenophobic attacks in Johannesberg since Monday, in which at least five people have been killed, dozens injured, and businesses looted and burnt. South Africa’s foreign minister called it an embarrassment for her country. “Our government regrets all violence against foreign-owned stores or Africans from other countries who are resident in South Africa,” national broadcaster SABC quotes the , as saying. She had…

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