Integrating African languages could help deal with some xenophobia in South Africa.
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Research has shown that African immigrants in South Africa refrain from speaking their own languages and try to speak local languages to blend in.
African migrants, rescued off the Spanish coast in March 2017, arrive in Granada.
The Conversation asked two experts to look at the data.
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Nigerian former sex worker “Beauty” at a social support centre for trafficked girls near Catania in Italy.
Nigerian women migrating to Europe are increasingly aware that work hidden in the form of menial jobs is actually sex work, even though they cannot imagine the brutality that comes with it.
Burundian refugees fleeing conflict at home gather on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma region in western Tanzania.
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Xenophobia is a huge problem in South Africa. Could better university teaching about Africa make a difference?
South African university students are as guilty of xenophobia as anyone else. Three approaches through teaching and research could make a huge difference.
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