With a series of attacks against citizens of sub-Saharan Africa which have multiplied in Tunisia since the racist remarks of President Kaïs Saïed, Côte d’Ivoire announces the return of 500 Ivorians from Tunisia.

The information was made public during the report of the Council of Ministers held this Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Abidjan will release one billion CFA francs ($1.6 M )for the voluntary repatriation of Ivorians from Tunisia.

“The repatriation of Ivorians still stuck in Tunisia will be done on a voluntary basis,” says Amadou Coulibaly, Minister of Communication and Government Spokesman.

“The whole of this operation, both the cost of transport, the financial aid provided in Tunisia and the savings that will be granted to them, will cost the State of Côte d’Ivoire, a little more than one billion FCFA”, he indicated.

Amadou Coulibaly also clarified that “Air Côte d’Ivoire has been put on a mission to operate the returns”.

According to the Ivorian authorities, a total of 725 Ivorians have been registered in Tunisia. But this repatriation will only concern 500 people.