Maputo deports 'miners'

CONAKRY - Mozambique has deported 22 Guinean illegal immigrants who worked at "clandestine" mines, Guinea's foreign minister Abdoul Kabele Camara, said yesterday.

CONAKRY - Mozambique has deported 22 Guinean illegal immigrants who worked at "clandestine" mines, Guinea's foreign minister Abdoul Kabele Camara, said yesterday.

Camara said the "22 Guineans were repatriated on Monday after they were arrested at mining sites".

About 50 Guineans were rounded up around Mozambique's mining operations, according to a source in Guinea's interior ministry.

The remaining migrants, who are yet to be sent home, "were being detained in inhumane conditions in Maputo", the source said. - Sapa

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