Africa Considers Creation of State for Displaced Haitians

The African Union has agreed to consider the proposal of Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade to create a state for Haitians left homeless by the Jan. 12 earthquake, Reuters reports. The AU has also opened a Haiti account with the African Development Bank.

Wade proposed the naturalization in African nations of Haitians who want to seek new nationalities and the mass adoption of those orphaned by the earthquake. African leaders will discuss the proposal during the African Union summit in Ethiopia.

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