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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:59 AM
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Senegal offers land to Haitians
Source: BBC

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.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8463921.stm
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:04 AM
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1. lovely
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Shanti Mama Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:52 AM
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2. Maybe a bit tricky/controversial but a great idea.
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:20 AM
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3. It may be tricky
to relocate Catholics into the middle of an Islamic country, although they would at least be with other francophones.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:16 PM
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4. Interesting, K&R
Something like this would at least give them the chance to remain together as a group, keeping their identity as a nation and allowing them to re-invent themselves. I wonder what type of support the UN could give them if this was the case?
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