Nigeria joins Rwanda, Congo and Malawi to boycott World Economic Forum in South Africa

Nigeria joins Rwanda, Congo and Malawi to boycott World Economic Forum in South Africa

Just like Rwanda, Congo and Malawi, Nigeria has pulled out of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 taking place in Cape Town, South Africa following Xenophobic attacks against its citizens.

Rwanda, Malawi and DR Congo had earlier announced their decisions to pull out of the WEF in solidarity over the recent attacks on their nationals living and doing business South Africa.

President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are currently in a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama to discuss the next step on Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.

The Nigerian government says its exploring possible options including sanctions against the South African government. The government is also deliberating over possible actions from within after some Nigerians carried out reprisal attacks against South African businesses in Nigeria including attacks on one of Africa’s largest food retailer, Shoprite, and telecoms giant, MTN, forcing the organisations to scale down operations

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