Several African migrants have fled racial crackdown in Tunisia, an action that flared up after a speech by President Kais Saied.
In the said statement last month, the president told security forces to expel all illegal immigrants.
President Saied in that speech called migration a conspiracy to change Tunisia’s demographics by making it more African and less Arab.
The African Union condemned his comment describing it as a “racialised hate speech”, but Saied denounced the criticism.
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Already migrants from Ivory Coast, Mali and Guinea have left Tunisia. All these nationals were evacuated by their governments for their own safety.
Saied is already facing agitations from citizens who say he is becoming dictatorial.