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Senegal: Tiff with France over “Chosen Immigration”

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, D.R. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Niger, Republic of Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Governance, International Relations, Labor, Law, Migration & Immigration, Politics

Commenting on a recent tiff between French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade over France's new policy of “choosing its immigration [1],” Forum Realisance says (Fr): “Wade is dead on because it is evident that France wants its pick of the best of African elites and takes for granted that (…) immigrants lured in with promises of an Eldorado (…) receive very little in return (…) It is high time that France (…) change its backhanded segretationist policy towards Africa and accept a responsible partnership that encompasses respect for development in Africa rather than confining it (…) to a role of furnisher of raw materials, reservoir of labor, technicians and affordable intellectuals or simply to a role of docile market for exports.”