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Latest stories: Xenophobia

Fr. Norbert-Éric Abekan/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ivorian Catholic Priest Condemns Xenophobia, Calls for Promotion of Positive Messages

In the wake of last week’s attack on Niger nationals living in Abidjan, the capital city of Ivory Coast, a Catholic Priest in the West African nation has condemned xenophobia and called on his compatriots to foster positive messages including encounters through social media.

Participants in SECAM Justice, Peace and Development Commission Workshop in Boksburg, South Africa / ACI Africa

Address Root Causes of Xenophobia to Completely End It: SECAM Official

The challenge of xenophobia in Africa can be overcome by identifying and addressing the root causes of the menace that has affected the peaceful coexistence of people of the same race, an official of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) said recently in South Africa.

Members of SECAM Standing Committee in Accra, Ghana, October 2019 / SECAM

SECAM Representatives Condemn Xenophobia in Africa, Support Regional Conferences

When the dust around xenophobia mainly in South Africa seems to be settling amid high level interventions, members of the Standing Committee of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have added their voice to those of the regional bodies of Bishops’ conferences, condemning xenophobic violence and reprisal attacks and called on governments and political actors to end hatred on the African continent.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (right) and Jeff Radebe of South Africa

After Church Leaders Condemn Xenophobia, South Africa Reaches out to Affected Nations

Days after various Church leaders’ condemnation of attacks targeting foreigners from African countries in South Africa that has resulted in some African countries facilitating the repatriation of their respective citizens, the government (South Africa) has decided to reach out to the affected African nations in a bid to repair the damage and manage the crisis.