South Africa tries to contain “Afrophobia” fallout as riots upstage showpiece summit

South Africa’s government said on Thursday that prejudice was a factor in deadly rioting that has targeted foreign businesses, as…

South Africa’s government said on Thursday that prejudice was a factor in deadly rioting that has targeted foreign businesses, as those attacks and reprisals overshadowed a pan-African economic conference it is hosting for a second day. President Cyril Ramaphosa had hoped the World Economic Forum summit would serve as a shop window for his efforts to revive South Africa’s ailing economy and boost intra-African trade.

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