Air Tanzania suspends all flights to South Africa over xenophobic attacks

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Tanzania’s national carrier has suspended all flights to South Africa over xenophobic attacks there, the country’s Transport Minister, Isack Kamwelwe, announced on Thursday.

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Kamwelwe said the move was to protect passengers against the attacks.

“You are aware that there is an ongoing violence in South Africa whereby the youth have taken laws into their hands,” he said according to news agency Reuters.

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“Due to that, we have decided not to transport passengers to the destination where their lives will be in jeopardy.”

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At least 10 people have been killed and hundreds have been arrested since the latest xenophobic attacks began.

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Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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