Nigeria begins to repatriate its nationals from South Africa

 

Nigeria has started the repatriation of more than 600 of its citizens from South Africa following a wave of deadly xenophobic attacks that has frayed relations between the two countries.

Private Nigerian airline, Air Peace, has volunteered to fly people for free. At least 320 Nigerians are expected to be flown out on Wednesday, while a second flight will depart on Thursday.

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