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BREAKING: Nigeria recalls Ambassador to South Africa, pulls out of World Economic Forum in Cape Town Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 26, 2021

Nigeria has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala, and pulled out of the World Economic Summit, following xenophobic attacks there that affected Nigerians and many other foreign nationals.

Africa’s most populous country has also demanded full compensation for the victims of the xenophobic attacks, according to the News Agency of Nigeria , which quoted a presidential source.

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Ambassador Kabiru Bala

Local newspaper, The Punch, reported that the move was meant to register serious displeasure with the South African authorities over the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa.

The decision was taken at a morning meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday in Abuja, the newspaper said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, also attended the meeting at the Presidential Villa.

The source further stated that Nigeria would pull out of the World Economic Forum on Africa, scheduled to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from September 4 to 6.

Nigeria will follow the examples of Congo, Rwanda and Malawi, who have since pulled out of the Summit.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
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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