HAITIANS!-OLODUMARE OTI SE!(GOD HAS DONE IT!-THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET “BACK TO AFRICA” NOW SO DON’T MISS IT!

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Senegal president offers free land to “repatriate” Haitians

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Monday, January 18, 2010

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Image: World Economic Forum.Abdoulaye Wade, the president of Senegal, has offered free land in his country to Haitians who were affected by the recent 7.0 magnitude earthquake.

Wade described his offer as “repatriation”, as he said Haitians were descendents from Africa since Haiti was founded by slaves, some of which were thought to be from Senegal.

“The president is offering voluntary repatriation to any Haitian that wants to return to their origin,” said Mamadou Bemba Ndiaye, the president’s spokesman. “If it is just a few people, we will offer them a roof and a patch of land,” he added, speaking to the France Info radio station. “If they come in large numbers, we will give them a whole region.”

The president, meanwhile, commented: “The repeated calamities that befall Haiti prompt me to propose a radical solution — to take measures to create somewhere in Africa […] the conditions for Haitians to return. “They did not choose to go to that island. It is our duty to recognise their right to come back to the land of their ancestors.”

“It wouldn’t be the first time that former slaves or their descendants were brought back to Africa. Now the problem is to know how, and who will bear the cost,” Wade concluded.

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2 Responses to “HAITIANS!-OLODUMARE OTI SE!(GOD HAS DONE IT!-THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET “BACK TO AFRICA” NOW SO DON’T MISS IT!”

  1. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    FROM cbsnews.com

    Jan. 16, 2010
    Senegal Offers Land To Haitians That Want To Come
    Senegal’s President Offers Voluntary Repatriation And Land To Any Haitians That Want To Come
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    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) – 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.

    Senegal, a nation of 14 million roughly the size of South Dakota, is considered one of the most stable and developed in the sub-region. Still nearly half of working-age adults are unemployed and the country has been burdened by high food prices, frequent blackouts and spiraling energy costs.

    Many have criticized Wade for being a dreamer, proposing lofty projects that do little to alleviate poverty or address endemic corruption. Others see him as a statesman who dares to have a vision for Africa.

    Copyright 2010 The Associated press

  2. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    from 2017blackart.wordpress.com

    Senegal offers land to Haitians
    January 20, 2010 – 12:00 am
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    Senegal offers land to Haitians

    Abdoulaye Wade said Haitians could “return to their origin”
    Senegal’s president says he will offer free land and “repatriation” to people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

    President Abdoulaye Wade said Haitians were sons and daughters of Africa since Haiti was founded by slaves, including some thought to be from Senegal.

    “The president is offering voluntary repatriation to any Haitian that wants to return to their origin,” said Mr Wade’s spokesman, Mamadou Bemba Ndiaye.
    Tuesday’s earthquake killed tens of thousands and left many more homeless.

    AFRICA HAVE YOUR SAY
    Africa should contribute to our Haitian brothers and sisters. In our sometime dire situation, a significant number of Africans find some money to have a drink or buy credit for our mobile phones
    Lawrence Barchue, London – Send us your comments

    Buildings have been reduced to rubble, the distribution of aid is slow, and people have been flooding out of the devastated capital, Port-au-Prince.
    “Senegal is ready to offer them parcels of land – even an entire region. It all depends on how many Haitians come,” Mr Bemba Ndiaye said.
    “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.”

    The spokesman emphasised that if a region was given, it would be in a fertile part of the country rather than in its parched deserts, the Associated Press news agency reported.

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