In May 2008 the world watched in shock when a wave of xenophobic violence engulfed Africa, which left more than 60 dead and thousands of foreigners displaced. Parts of Europe might be more acquainted to outbreaks of Xenophobia but as an African, I think we were more shocked than anybody else.
We were shocked when we woke up to images of Foreigners being burnt alive. Africans were confused and dismayed that such violence can be exercised by fellow country Africans, but did not know at that time what to do. The days that follows, Africans from all walks of life intervened by supporting the many now displaced Africans. Thousands took to the street in protest against the violence against their fellow African brothers and sisters. To prevent this from ever happening again we need to educate our people on the history & plight of Africa and it’s people.