African Union to consider “land for Haitians” plan (Called Senegal!)

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The African Union (AU) agreed on Sunday to consider a Senegalese proposal to resettle Haiti’s earthquake homeless and possibly create a state for them in Africa.

World |  Natural Disasters

The idea was first floated by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade who said the history of Haitians as descendants of African slaves gave them the right to a new life on the continent.

AU chairman Jean Ping told African leaders at its annual summit in Addis Ababa that they would discuss the proposal during the three-day event. The AU had opened an account for Haiti with the African Development Bank, he said.

“It is out of a sense of duty and memory and solidarity that we can further the proposal of Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade to create in Africa the conditions for the return of Haitians who wish to return after the effect of the disaster that ravaged Haiti,” Ping said.

Wade said Senegal and other African states should naturalize any Haitians who sought new nationality, and he urged a mass adoption programme across the continent for orphans of the quake, feared to have killed as many as 200,000.

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3 responses to “African Union to consider “land for Haitians” plan (Called Senegal!)

  1. I’m sure that global leaders would love to rid Haiti of its pesky residents; that way, they can more easily seize Haiti’s natural resources.

    And, of course, citizens of any nation should have the freedom to emigrate wherever they want.

  2. If the potential oil riches in Haiti materialize, fewer would have any claim on them. Senegal is a predominantly Muslim country as well. Even tho it was also a French colony, cultural integration for Haitians would be difficult.

    • I never thought they’d broach expatriate status for Haitians. And certainly not the notion of them becoming their own nation in Africa. The African Union didn’t make this offer out of nowhere. It was, imho, a trial balloon. If they wanted to feed their feared “conspiracy movement,”. they couldn’t have done a better job of it. What’s next for us? Will citizens in the next mega disaster here be offered a chunk of land somewhere? Wacky people are running the show and it’s becoming more obvious with each dumb idea they pump out.

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