South Africa closes embassies in Nigeria, fearing reprisal attacks

South Africa has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, fearing reprisal attacks against its citizens, an official told CNN. The closures follow outbreaks of violence earlier this week in South Africa. At least five people were killed and 189 arrested during xenophobic attacks and looting in Johannesburg, Pretoria and elsewhere. Much of the violence targeted migrants from other African countries and foreign-owned businesses. The attacks prompted retaliatory looting ...
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Added September 05, 2019
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