Immigrants Flee South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks

April 21, 2015 9:07 AM

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In South Africa, hundreds of immigrants have left the country and are leaving the country in an exodus in the face of xenophobic attacks so brutal seven people have died. One powerful leader there, the Zulu king, has been accused of stoking the violence against the migrants. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has the story.

OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: The violence against mainly African immigrants began late last month in the port city of Durban and has spread to Johannesburg, the commercial hub. With unemployment high in post-apartheid South Africa, some local people accuse immigrants from neighboring countries and ...

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