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S Leone to accept 27 deported citizens

Date: Sep 14, 2017

Sierra Leone's government says it will accept 27 of its citizens being deported from the United States because of various crimes.

The move comes as President Donald Trump's administration places visa restrictions on four African and Asian nations that have refused to accept citizens deported from the US.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Emmanuel Turay, on Wednesday told a local radio station that Sierra Leone's embassy in Washington will issue emergency travel certificates for the 27 citizens. He says they have been identified as being involved in various crimes in the US, including drug offences.

The new US restrictions on business and tourism visas will affect foreign ministry and immigration officials in the West African nation.

The restrictions also affect nationals or certain officials in Eritrea, Guinea and Cambodia.

--AP--

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