Spain has sent several hundred African migrants back to Senegal from the Canary Islands, officials say. Six planes flew them from the island of Tenerife to Saint-Louis in the African country’s north-west. The migrants were among more than 30,000 Africans who landed in the Canaries in 2006 after dangerous sea journeys in open wooden boats. Most of those on board were Senegalese, but others were said to be from Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali and Mauritania. (BBC)

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