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Our involvement in xenophobia (4)

MILLIONS streamed out through any possible exit they could find – through Shaki, to northern Benin. Down south, at the Seme border in Lagos, stampedes would kill many. Dozens were loaded unto open haulage trucks headed for Ghana. To add to the tragedy, President Jerry Rawlings, Ghana’s military head of state, had ordered the borders with Togo closed, to desist coup plotters and insurgents, so there would be no passage for days.

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Our involvement in xenophobia (3)

THEY became friends. The friendship extended to parliamentarians of both countries. There was a strong bond between Ghana and Nigeria at that time. On two occasions, I was part of the entourage of the chairman of Senate Committee on Transportation, Senator Uba Ahmed to Ghana. On another occasion I accompanied the then Senate President, Dr. Joseph Wayas to Ghana. On the three occasions, we were hosted in Accra by President Hilla Liman. He even granted me an exclusive interview in Kumasi, Ghana.

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Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to cement relations through cultual diplomacy

Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa to cement relations through cultural diplomacy

The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa on Thursday resolved to use cultural exchanges to cement relationships among their people and end xenophobia. The agreement was reached in Lagos at a meeting between Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the South Africa Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.
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Burna Boy, South Africa

Xenophobia: South Africans protest Burna Boy’s inclusion in upcoming concert

Juliet Ebirim Multiple award-winning Afrobeat hitmaker, Burna Boy, has kept mum as some South African artistes under the aegis of Tshwane Collective wrote a petition to the country’s Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, kicking against his inclusion in two concerts scheduled for November 23 and 24. The Africans Unite concerts, a response to
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