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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: abc News by Morgan Winsor.]

Nigeria will evacuate hundreds of its citizens from South Africa following a recent spate of violent attacks on foreign nationals living there, officials said.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced Monday afternoon that his government has “made arrangements for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians in South Africa who are willing to return home.”

“We will continue to put pressure on the South African Government to take concrete and visible measures to stop violence against citizens of other African nations,” Buhari said in a statement. “The recurring issue of xenophobia and attacks on African nationals remains very worrying.”

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
4.1% y/y in September 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in September 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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