Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has, in a press release, condemned the xenophobic attacks in South Africa which has claimed the lives of seven people. The group also said they sympathizes with the family of the victims and calls on the South African people to leave peace prevail in their country.
Read the full press release below:
YALI REGIONAL LEADERSHIP ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, GHANA
WE SAY NO TO XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Alumni Association, Ghana would like to express our shock, sorrow, and condemnation of the XENOPHOBIC attack on fellow Africans in South Africa.
We highly and strongly condemn xenophobia, violence, and the system of infidelity which has contributed to the failure of the police to protect innocent people, but instead, spark flames of violence.
We will not remain quiet or neutral when unspeakable injustice is perpetrated and meted out against our very own people from Africa.
We believe and acknowledge that; all life is equally important as such discrimination of whichever form that will in the long run undermine the African unity and the Africa, we Want is outrightly frowned upon.
Today more than ever we stand with the words of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah” Africans Must Unite or we perish” we therefore say a BIG NO to xenophobia of any kind and hence stand, in solidarity with the victims and their families, most especially the people of Nigeria and ultimately call for peace in South Africa.
We believe that emancipation must be rooted in dialogues and not violence. As such we call on the African Union and all parties and countries involved to engage Diplomatically and, as a matter of urgency chart common grounds of peace and solidarity for the good of the African Continent.
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