Equatorial Guinea Expels Illegal Immigrants

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Moki Edwin Kindzeka KIOSSI, CAMEROON— Equatorial Guinea has expelled hundreds of economic immigrants who took advantage of the just ended African Cup of Nations football (soccer) competition to enter the country. The nation has restricted immigration since it became one of sub-Saharan Africa’s top oil producers and, as such, a destination for unemployed and poor Africans. Peter Forchu, a 23-year-old painter, learned to greet people in Spanish – one of Equatorial Guinea’s two official languages – when he nursed ambitions to leave his native Cameroon for greener…

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