Niger will continue to welcome African migrants: president


Niger will continue to be a transit country for migrants, including those entering from neighbouring Libya, President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Saturday.

“We are a people open to hospitality, we are a generous people. We will welcome people who are in difficulty, who are in disarray. It is the tradition of our country,” President Issoufou said after meeting a UN delegation led by Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohamed.

“The main thing is that people do not stay long in Niger. It is necessary that the transit in Niger happens very quickly… that is the only condition that we pose,” Issoufou told journalists.

Libya has become a prime destination for African migrants trying to reach Europe, but it is also dangerous, with many migrants and refugees enduring enslavement, kidnapping, extortion and…

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