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Next Africa: Ramaphosa’s Xenophobia Warnings May Be Too Late

A flooded street near Durban this week.

A flooded street near Durban this week.

Photographer: PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP

Welcome to Next Africa, a weekly newsletter on where the continent stands now — and where it’s headed.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has told citizens that by attacking and intimidating foreign nationals they are replicating the tactics of the apartheid government.