Interesting article on the Aljazeera website today. Looks like Spain is at last getting to grips with its immigration problem.
ldblquote Nearly 450 African immigrants who entered Spain illegally have been flown to Saint Louis in northern Senegal.
Most of those on board the six flights from the Canary Islands on Sunday were from Senegal, but others were thought to have come from Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali and Mauritania.
Those who say they are of other nationalities [beside Senegalese] will be taken to Dakar where they can contact the embassies of their countries of origin. ab
Upon arriving in Saint Louis, each person was given the equivalent of 15 euros so that they could get back to their homes and families.
Nearly 4,500 Senegalese have been repatriated from Spain in little more than a month.
In December, Senegal agreed to a six-month extension of air and sea patrols by Spanish and other European Union forces along its coast as part of a strategy to halt the exodus.dblquote