Tuesday, July 5, 2011

South Africa fails to stop rise in xenophobia

guardian.co.uk: "In a week that saw two Somali traders shot dead in Cape Town and two more in Port Elizabeth, the South African government's handling of xenophobia received the lowest possible rating in a report by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Monitoring Project.

Three years after widespread violence against foreigners broke out across the country, evaluators from the Monitoring Project noted that the government had failed to prioritise the issue, and that 'there is even an element of denialism on the part of some officials'."