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South Africa has Apologized to Nigeria for the Recent Xenophobic Violence

A special envoy was sent to Nigeria to express the first of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'sincere apologies'.

Yesterday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa sent a special envoy to Abuja, Nigeria, to meet with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari according to the eNCA. The envoy was tasked with expressing President Ramaphosa's "sincere apologies" for the recent spate of xenophobic attacks targeting foreign African nationals in South Africa. Of the twelve people who were killed during the week of the xenophobic attacks, two of them were Zimbabwean and the rest South African. However, hundreds more were affected by the violence, with the Nigerian government having opted to voluntary evacuate at least 600 Nigerians who wanted to return home.

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South Africans Aren't Happy With a Journalist Who Referred to President Cyril Ramaphosa as an 'Unidentified Leader'

"Journalists are human beings who can make mistakes, but this seems to stem from a point of ignorance," wrote one Twitter user.

South Africans are in a row on Twitter, after a White House reporter for the Associated Press failed to recognize the country's president in a caption of a photo shared showing world leaders at the G7 Summit in France.

The image shows Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France's Emmanuel Macron, India's Narendra Modi and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa huddled together as they have a conversation—each leader is named in the tweet, except Ramaphosa who is referred to as an 'unidentified leader."

The blunder did not exactly sit well with South Africans, who were quick to call out what could be interpreted as a Western bias, considering the fact that the journalist was able to recognize every other leader.

"This is very embarrassing," wrote one Twitter user. "A 30 second Google search would have revealed that he is Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa."

"She can identify all the white men but she is unaware of the only African and black president in the picture. Shame shame," wrote another.

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