Senegal Invites Earthquake Hit Haitians To Come Back Home To Africa

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Senegal is offering free land to Haitians wishing to “return to their origins” following this week’s devastating earthquake, which has destroyed the capital and buried thousands of people beneath rubble.

Senegal’s octogenarian President Abdoulaye Wade told a meeting of his advisers that Haitians are the sons and daughters of Africa, because the country was founded by slaves, including some believed to have come from Senegal.

“The president is offering voluntary repatriation to any Haitian that wants to return to their origin,” said Wade’s spokesman Mamadou Bemba Ndiaye late Saturday following the president’s announcement.

“Senegal is ready to offer them parcels of land — even an entire region. It all depends on how many Haitians come. If it’s just a few individuals, then we will likely offer them housing or small pieces of land. If they come en masse we are ready to give them a region,” he said.

He stressed that Wade had insisted that if a region is handed over it should be in a fertile area — not in the country’s parched deserts…

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3 thoughts on “Senegal Invites Earthquake Hit Haitians To Come Back Home To Africa”

  1. This is very impressive. This is the AFRIKAN FAMILY RESONATING inspite of the a brutal separation.

    Its time for all Afrikan countries in the motherland to enact policies that deliberatley target the repartriation of willing Afrikans in the Diaspora.

    Afrika needs engineers, doctors, lawyers, carpenters, farmers,chemists, physicists, mathematicians, philosophers, workers.All willing law-abiding Diaspora Afrikans who are sympathetic and EMPHATHETIC to the Motherland should be encouraged to come BLACK HOME.

    Hongera toPresident Abdoulaye Wade

  2. How good to welcome diaspora back home to africa. The rest of africa needs its children back in order to put lost resources back where they belonged. The replenishemnet of scattered african human capital by her once enslaved sons and daughters is long overdue.

  3. How good to welcome diaspora back home to africa. The rest of africa needs its children back in order to put lost resources back where they belonged. The replenishement of scattered african human capital by her once enslaved sons and daughters is long overdue.

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