Burkina Faso repatriates 64 nationals from Tunisia

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Dozens of Burkina Faso nationals in Tunisia have been repatriated back home.

Report says 64 passengers arrived at Burkina Faso’s capital on a government-chartered plane.

They were welcomed by emotional relatives along with some government officials.

The repatriation comes following the remarks, weeks ago by President Kais Saied against sub-Saharan African migrants.

Mr. Saied said the migrants were part of a conspiracy to change the country’s demographic composition, which triggered racially motivated abuse and violence against them.

Meanwhile, Minister Karamoko Jean Marie Traore said the government’s responsibility “to look out for the security and well-being of its citizens.”

He said this was the first contingent of people to arrive and that other groups would return through other arrangements.


BBC/Christopher Ojilere

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