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Tensions Rise Between South Africans and Nigerians as Violence Grows in Both Countries

Tension grows between Nigerians and South Africans in response to xenophobic violence.

Sadly, nationalist tension between Nigerians and South Africans appears to be rising.


Yesterday, it was reported that Nigerians were speaking out against xenophobic violence in South Africa after Nigerian-owned homes and businesses were vandalized and looted in Pretoria West.

Nigerian demonstrators went to the South African embassy in Abuja to protest anti-immigrant violence and urge South African authorities to take action to protect foreign nationals.

The Nigerian government stepped in, demanding that their be a stop to the "xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, other Africans and Pakistanis."

Today, student protestors in Nigeria have taken to the streets in retaliation. Members from the group targeted the Abuja headquarters of South African-run mobile phone company, MTN. Representatives form The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), stated that they were giving South Africans 48 hours to leave, or they'd be subject to further attacks on property, reports Reuters Africa.

The standoff continues.

It's being reported that officials in Johannesburg are planning to stage a "shock and awe" campaign, backed by the city's mayor, Herman Mashaba, to have property "high-jacked" by foreigners, seized and returned to the state, Bloomberg reports.

While, the South African minister of home affairs, Malusi Gigaba, has acknowledged the problem, commenting that, "xenophobic violence is not new in South Africa," there is still no word as to whether action will be taken to quell violence in the country.

So far, no deaths have been reported—let's hope that a productive solution is reached before the situation becomes even more dire.

 

 

 

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Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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