Afrophobia

 
Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy
Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy
The outgoing mayor’s tweet about the arrest statistics of migrants in Johannesburg over four years displays both his bigotry and a...
Patriarchy, migration fuel Afrophobia
Patriarchy, migration fuel Afrophobia
Where does South Africa’s Afrophobic violence come from? The standard responses to this question suggest that poverty and joblessness are primary...
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
No African is a foreigner in Africa – except down in South Africa
In sorrow over the way migrants are treated in South Africa, Achille Mbembe calls for Africa to adopt a pro-migration stance, phase out...
A new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis
A new narrative could tackle anti-migrant crisis
African migrants have once again been
Mugabe is a zero, not a hero
Mugabe is a zero, not a hero
The past week has been an exhausting — if amusing — one on my social media timeline. My fellow South Africans posted rest-in-peace...
Xenophobia and party politics in South Africa
Xenophobia and party politics in South Africa
With the campaigning for the 2019 national elections gripping South African politics, all kinds of xenophobic statements are uttered by most...
UK visas discriminate against Africans
UK visas discriminate against Africans
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to change immigration rules to make the United Kingdom “even more open, even more...
We are not xenophobic, we are Afrophobic
We are not xenophobic, we are Afrophobic
Nobody expected South Africa’s politicians to court danger and make populist migration policies part of their election campaigns.
​I don’t need to bleed for you to see my humanity
​I don’t need to bleed for you to see my humanity
BODY LANGUAGEFacts don’t change hearts or minds. Once formed, impressions are curiously unyielding. Nigerians are drug dealers, Pakistanis...
Beware the fake empathy of liberals
Beware the fake empathy of liberals
It must be nice being a bird. You get to chirp the whole day while sitting above the violence playing out on the streets below.
We need to do reconciliation differently
We need to do reconciliation differently
Twenty-six years ago, Nelson and Winnie Mandela bequeathed us the famous picture of them walking out of Victor Verster prison, through the madding...
No hiding from xenophobia issue at AU summit
No hiding from xenophobia issue at AU summit
Jean Mfasoni, Secretary-General of the African Union (AU) Commission, said at a press conference that the issue of xenophobia could arise anywhere...

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