Facing abuse, Africans in India refuse to give in to fear

Around 30,000 Africans live in New Delhi and they face numerous humiliations from insults in the street to housing discrimination and even violent attacks

AFP July 12, 2016 12:26:28 IST
Congolese student Arnold Mutumbo Muama refuses to be cowed by a spate of racist violence towards Africans in India's New Delhi, defiant after a friend was beaten up by security guards at his apartment block. Around 30,000 Africans live in New Delhi, according to police, and they have told AFP of numerous humiliations they face, from insults in the street to housing discrimination and even violent attacks. Following the attack, African ambassadors in New Delhi threatened to recommend to their governments that they don't send students to the capital "as their security is not guaranteed".

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