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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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Watch Black Coffee Speak Working with Usher, Fake News and Upcoming Album with Zane Lowe on Beats 1

Black Coffee shares some good news and condemns fake news about xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Black Coffee released a new single yesterday titled "LaLaLa" and featuring Usher. More about that here.

Amidst the hype generated by the single, Black Coffee just did an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 in which he spoke about the collaboration. "Since I was a kid," said Black Coffee, "Usher was a big star. But it's beyond that, he's one of the most talented people that I've always wanted to work with and what was even better was meeting him. He's one of the coolest people."

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Zimbabwe has Announced it Will Also Evacuate its Citizens from South Africa

The Zimbabwean government is making arrangements for citizens affected by xenophobia to return home.

Recently, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the government would be working with private airline Air Peace, to voluntary evacuate Nigerians affected by South Africa's xenophobic violence. As of this morning, several buses have collected hundreds of Nigerian citizens, including women and children, and transported them to O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for the scheduled flights back to Lagos. News24 reports that the Zimbabwean government has now announced that it is also making arrangements for Zimbabweans under threat in South Africa, to safely return home.

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The Nigerian Government is Evacuating its Citizens from South Africa

President Buhari has arranged free flights for Nigerians wanting to return home.

Amid the violent xenophobic attacks and looting of shops owned by African foreign nationals in South Africa over the past week, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the "immediate voluntary evacuation" of Nigerian citizens. IOL reports that President Buhari called for the evacuation yesterday and that private Nigerian airline, Air Peace, has offered to provide free flights to Nigerians who would like to return home. The airline will be operating two Boeing 777 aircraft and will leave Lagos later today with the intention of returning back to Nigeria with evacuees tomorrow.

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