Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Niger expells 150,000 Arabs

The government of Niger has ordered the expulsion of 150,000 Arabs who live in the east of the country.

The governor of Diffa State, where most of the Mahamid [nomad Arabs] live, told them it was "high time" to pack and return to Chad.

This despite the fact that many are actually citizens of Niger and have lived in the country for decades.

Most bizarrely, the central government has refused to offer any explanation for the expulsion.

1 Comments:

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

The government has since backed off, but many people in the east (who have clashed with the Arabs over land resources and accuse them of influence peddling) want the ethnic cleansing to be implemented.

 

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