Uganda will maintain strong diplomatic ties with South Africa despite the ongoing attacks against foreigners.
The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda says the attacks against foreigners do not represent the policy of the South African government but are isolated acts pushed by extremists.
Rugunda says African countries should fight for unity and integration instead of being discriminatory.
He however says the Ugandan government continues to monitor developments in South Africa.
His comments follow a wave of xenophobic attacks that have swept through South Africa leading to the death of six people in the past two weeks.
Meanwhile in South Africa, more than 300 people have been arrested in connection with a wave of violence against immigrants from other parts of Africa,.
According to the BBC, the minister of home affairs Malusi Gigaba has issued a warning to those responsible, saying that they would be subject to “the full might of the law”.
Armed groups have targeted shops run by African immigrants, accusing them of taking jobs from locals.
Thousands of foreigners have fled their homes to shelter in makeshift camps, and neighboring Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique have announced plans to evacuate citizens.
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