In the same week that Romelu Lukaku, a star footballer of African descent was racially abused while playing in Europe, it saddens the heart to see Africans attacking other Africans on the continent.

ID Africa is a firm believer in the concept of ‘One Africa’. As an organisation that proudly flies the African flag in our corporate identity, we are not only disappointed by these recent events, but deeply heartbroken.

Africa has a lot to offer the world, and only with strong trade relations, collaboration and inclusion can we overcome our decades old challenges. Violence, bloodshed, xenophobia and hatred of one another will lead us nowhere.

We hereby join other well meaning Nigerians and South Africans across the world to call for cessation of violence and embrace of unity, which will lead us to lasting peace and collective prosperity.

In the words of Shawn Carter, ‘We all lose when the family feuds.’