Xenophobia is a threat to African unity

Traces of xenophobic sentiment and violence have long existed in Africa, which at times has resulted in the inflammation of inter-state relations as well as large-scale displacements.

Xenophobia has been, and continues to be, one of the perennial roadblocks to reaching the aspiration of African unity. Undoubtedly, this is a complex phenomenon caused by many broader issues and social ills.

Some of the broader issues include intolerance, misplaced nationalism and scapegoating often linked to political interests. Additionally, undertones of economic despair can fuel xenophobic rhetoric and violence, as locals look for scapegoats to blame for their economic challenges.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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