More Complete Story Needed Behind South African Xenophobia

By Dziedzorm Sanaki on May 26, 2015

BBC News

Protestors take part in an anti-xenophobic march in South Africa in May.

Today a country once separated by Apartheid has become the center stage of xenophobia. The headlines have been filled daily with the ongoing killing of foreigners in South Africa.

When we think of South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s strength and fight for freedom is what comes to mind. This contributed in making South Africa the nation that it is today.

But now we see South Africa becoming the nation killing their own neighbors.

For those who do not know, the actual definition of xenophobia is “the intense fear or dislike of a person from another country.”

For 50 years, South Africa was under an all-white government which ruled the nation by implementing a segregation rule to separate blacks from whites.…

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How did the media cover the Nigerian election?

By Dziedzorm Sanaki on April 22, 2015

AP

A supporter of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, dressed to represent and mock Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, celebrates Buhari’s anticipated electoral victory in Kano, Nigeria. (Ben Curtis, The Associated Press)

 “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian,” said outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in a statement congratulating his successor, Mohamadou Buhari on his victory. “I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word.”

The March 28 election has become one of the most talked about elections in Africa. This election was to break barriers and prove to the world that Nigerians can rise from the ashes into a new season of hope and peace for their nation.…

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