Xenophobic violence
South Africa refugees Refugees demanding safety violently evicted from UNHCR premises in South Africa

Around 700 refugees had been camping outside the UNHCR offices in Pretoria since October 8, following a wave of xenophobic violence in the country in September

Around the World Ep 63: Chicago teachers’ victory, refugees evicted in South Africa, and more…

We look at the victory of Chicago’s teachers, the violence faced by refugees in South Africa, and the ambulance workers striking in Meghalaya, India.

Xenophobic ‘shutdowns’ turn indiscriminately violent

The ‘shutdowns’ spreading across Gauteng are intended as targeted xenophobia. But the actions of one mob in Joburg’s inner city show that, in practice, they can harm anyone in their path.

29 years after fall of Berlin Wall, Europe has 1,000 km of walls to stop refugees

A report released on the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall documents how rising xenophobia has created a ‘Fortress Europe’ amid physical walls, surveillance-based ‘virtual’ walls and maritime walls generated by naval patrols.

Somali shop owners under attack in Johannesburg

On Wednesday teenagers in school uniforms, along with others, looted shops, mainly owned by Somali migrants, near Morris Isaacson High School.

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