Immigrants or Refugees: The limits of empathy

Photo©ReutersEurope's influx of migrants shows the perils of selecting groups of 'deserving' and 'undeserving'

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Whatever it takes – it’s a ‘no’ to xenophobia

There is a Zulu gospel song that says 'singabahambayo thina kulomhlaba, kepha siya ekhaya eZulwini', which translates as 'we are all foreigners or travellers on this earth, and we are all heading to heaven'.

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Hollow promises to stop South Africa's xenophobic violence

Emmanuel Sithole's dead body, skull cracked open on the streets of Alexandra township in Johannesburg, has become the most striking visual reference for the latest explosion of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

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South Africa apologises to Africa for xenophobia

South Africa's International Relations minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa has apologised to African countries after the xenophobic attacks flared again in the continent's largest economy, driving thousands of immigrants out of their homes.

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South Africa: ANC says xenophobic attacks un-African

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says the xenophobic attacks are un-African. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party has described the attacks against foreigners in the country as criminal and shameful.

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South Africa xenophobia is 'afrophobia'

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa's leading trade union has joined the chorus of condemnation of the latest wave of deadly attacks against foreigners in KwaZulu- Natal province.

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South Africa: Xenophobic violence kills two in Johannesburg

File photo©ReutersA leading South African trade union has called for tough action against perpetrators of xenophobic attacks in the country's commercial capital Johannesburg that have claimed two lives.

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Immigration: Italy seeks asylum overhaul

In October alone, over 550 African migrants died in two separate boat-sinking disasters. Photo©ReutersThe exodus of African immigrants to Europe via Italy will be tabled at this week's European Council (EC) meeting, following a pledge by Rome to overhaul Europe's asylum policies.

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Xenophobic violence hits South Africa

Two Zimbabweans were shot dead in South African on Sunday night by a Somalian as xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals outside Johannesburg escalated.

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Football: An Africa Cup made in heaven and hell

National chauvinism and football are bedfellows. As the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament kicks off in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, the phenomenon brought out the best and the worst. 

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