Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Countries repatriate citizens after Tunisia race comments

Ivory Coast and Guinea are despatching specially chartered aircraft to Tunisia to bring hundreds of their citizens back home.

Officials in both Conakry and Yamoussoukro expressed alarm at inflammatory comments made last week by the Tunisian President, Kais Saied.

Mr Saied said that illegal migration was causing “demographic” changes in the country, saying those who were there illegally would not be allowed to stay.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He accused them of being behind rising crime in Tunisia.

He also instructed Tunisian security forces to take urgent measures against undocumented migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.

Dozens of Guineans and Ivorians have sought refuge in their countries’ embassies. Some have reported being physically assaulted.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Tunisia expects its economy to grow by 2.1% in 2024, up from 0.9% in 2023, and plans almost the same subsidies for fuel, electricity...


A popular Tunisian rapper has illegally emigrated to Italy amid a deepening economic crisis in the North African country. Junior Hassen, whose songs have...


At least two people were killed, including an eight-month-old infant, and 13 rescued after a migrant boat capsized off Tunisia’s Gabes coast, state radio...


A Tunisian singer who was hailed as the voice of the country’s uprising in 2011 has had a forthcoming show cancelled after performing in...

Copyright © 2018-2023 The African Press