Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Haitians want to resettle in Senegal

They'll be in South Africa or Spain within a week.....

Feb 1, 2010 5:18 PM | By Sapa-AFP

Fifty Haitians have sought resettlement in Senegal after last month's powerful earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation, President Abdoulaye Wade said.



Haitians looks on as a private plane, carrying supplies for survivors, lands on a road in Leogane, Haiti
Haitians looks on as a private plane, carrying supplies for survivors, lands on a road in Leogane, Haiti
Photograph by: Ricardo Arduengo
Credit: AP

"Haitians want to come to Africa. Twenty five of them have registered at our consulate in Kingston, Jamaica and 25 others over the Internet," Wade told AFP and Radio France International in an interview.

"Of course we have to vet them before accepting them," he said at the sidelines of an African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

Wade last month urged African states to accept Haitians affected by the January 12 quake that killed 170,000 people.

"My proposal is therefore not unrealistic. They have a right to return to Africa, their original land. They were colonised by the Americans. We will find them land," he said in reference to his January 17 comment.

"What is happening in Haiti is a tragedy that transcends borders. Africa being the original land of these devastated Haitians, it has the foremost concern."

AU commission chief Jean Ping on Sunday told the opening of the bloc's 14th summit that Wade's proposal would be discussed.

2 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Yes, let them come to Africa and eat cake - after what those nasty Americans have done for them. Viva Africa, viva. This is going to be so funny. I can't wait to see how long they last before they're begging the UN to return them.

Dachshund said...

Good. Let them bugger off back to western African where they came from.