A cross section of Nigerians and Ghanians in Europe on Wednesday urged the African Union  to intervene in the escalating xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

In an interview in Europe they condemned the attacks and described it as misplaced anger.

A political analyst in Geneva Lawrence Ekpo, said that AU had failed millions of Africans by not adequately reacting to the attacks.

Also speaking, Afe Adelaja, a member of the Nigerians in Diaspora Europe, who is based in Germany, said there was no justification for South Africans to attack foreigners living in their country.

Adelaja also said it was disturbing that AU was yet to take a decisive action on xenophobia in spite of the rate of violence and murders committed by South African protesters.

Others, who spoke from Spain, Italy, France, and the UK unanimously urged the AU to suspend South Africa from its fold until Xenophobia is stopped.

They also urged foreign investors to divert their investments to other countries in the continent saying that South Africa was no longer safe for doing business.

They also urged the United Nations to  intervene in the matter as it was capable of causing reprisal attacks which could lead to crisis in Southern Africa.