Haiti : Senegal offers land to Haitians

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  1. hartwell

    hartwell Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    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.

    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.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8463921.stm
     
  2. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wonderful news. I wonder what other countries will do the same.
     
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    Indeed. Eventually all this aid will dry up, then what? Haiti was already impoverished before the Earthquake. Those folks need to relocate, and relocate now. I know it's gonna hurt, but turn that country over to the Dominican Republic and get the f out.

    Sengal offered them a home. Who is gonna offer them transportation.
     
  5. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    good question, hopefully we can take some of our potatoe chip, snack cake, soda pop and beer money out of our 800 billion ,
    and foot the bill, and as you say there is need for a real long term solution.
     
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    Now THAT'S what I'm talking about. This is beautiful. We stepping up. We shouldn't b waiting on others but do 4 self. My people, hold on!
     
  7. RAPTOR

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    I'm cool with the concept, however, I don't know if they should just give up
    their land.

    Good or bad, home is home.

    Perhaps duel citizenship would be the move. That way folks of senegal and
    haiti can create a mutually beneficial relationship of some kind.
     
  8. rasembi aunk

    rasembi aunk Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Metaphysically, what I'm concerned about is other people going over to Haiti when/if it is totally or partially abandoned to "steal" and claim their spirits.
     
  9. DARKSIDE MAGICK

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    WHAT SPIRITS WOULD THEY CLAIM, THE SPIRITS OF THE FOREST LIKE THE LWA GRAN BWA? MANY SPIRITS TRAVEL WITH THE PARISHIONERS.
     
  10. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    At this point they mite just deal with the creator o fall the spirits after the stuff ,

    said here about , that,

    and "cleansing, by killing and harming poor downtrodden Black folks
     
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