Country's president has apologised for this week's violence as army joined police in seeking to restore calm. Looming in the horizon is an election.
Rwandan-owned shops in Zambia looted after six perish in ritual killings; but there's a bigger story
Residents say foreigners have “taken over all the business opportunities in the area,” and allegedly using ritual magic to further their enterprises!
Inmates are held even after they had paid their fines or finished their sentences because of a lack of funds to send them home.
Ignore the others, it ‘s only Nigeria and South Africa that make things happen in Africa, says trade chief
Nigeria and South Africa admitted their chemistry was “not right”, and that their differences needed to be resolved.
Some 2,260 South Africans too have been held on a variety of charges.
South Africa suspends parliament to fight attacks, large anti-xenophobia rallies in cities across country
The dignity and respect we should give to all people was shown to us many times over by the people of Africa during our own struggle - MPs
Africans get richer, but only so they can afford to move to the West - it's a very complicated story
Africa is rising, but it seems the richer a country becomes, the more people want to move abroad. Far from being a paradox, it's smart economics.
Rallied to "innocent children of Ethiopia butchered by terrorism and burned to death by xenophobia," referring to anti-immigrant attacks in S. Africa.
South Africa finally deploys army to end xenophobic attacks; foreigners say they were 'hunted like dogs'
Tension remains high in the country after attacks that have threatened to stoke continental division.
More than 5,000 people have fled their homes and shops have been looted and razed.
“We were welcomed as exiles, as freedom fighters in those African lands. Could we really have forgotten so soon?" - Desmond Tutu.
'Take your bags and go', Zulu king Zwelithini told Africans in SA: Despite changing tone, he spoke for many
Police detained more than 30 people. So far six people have been killed.
No end in sight to S.African xenophobic attacks; Tutu says fabric of the nation 'splitting at the seams'
Twelve people arrested overnight as as anti-foreigner attacks spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg,
Zuma appeals for calm, as S. Africans protest xenophobic attacks and Zimbabwe minister says 'worse than apartheid'
Minister said foreign shop owners "must share their trade secrets" if they want locals to stop attacking them and looting their shops.
Contradictory messages, inertia, a lack of condemnation and inaction have all featured in the last week, further stoking the violence.
Under fire for suggesting that immigrants should "pack their bags and leave", Zulu king Zwelithini attacks were "taking our continent backwards".
Attacks come after Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini publicly said immigrants should "pack their bags and leave" the country.
Official China does a good job of not offending African sensibilities, but its businessmen and women don't have the same diplomatic skills.
The “Afrophobia” hypothesis doesn’t hold. Victims are mostly from other African countries but Pakistanis, Bangladeshi, Chinese often targeted too.