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#Xenophobia – Nigeria pulls out of world economic forum scheduled to hold in South Africa

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Following Xenophobic attacks against some Nigerian citizens living in South Africa, Nigeria has now boycotted the World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 scheduled to hold in Cape Town, South Africa

Some African countries including Rwanda, Malawi and DR Congo have also pulled out of this forum.

President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had a meeting earlier with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama to discuss the next step on Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.

The Nigerian government says its exploring possible options including sanctions against the South African government. The government is also deliberating over possible actions from within after some Nigerians carried out reprisal attacks against South African businesses in Nigeria including attacks on one of Africa’s largest food retailer, Shoprite, and telecoms giant, MTN, forcing the organisations to scale down operations.

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