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Asylum deal with Rwanda: Botswana rejects asylum claims from Great Britain

Asylum deal with Rwanda: Botswana rejects asylum claims from Great Britain

The British government is next Rwanda Botswana is also considered a host country for migrants who have entered the UK irregularly. The kingdom approached his country through diplomatic channels with a request but was rejected, Botswana's foreign minister Lemogang Kwape confirmed in a phone interview with South African news channel Newzroom Afrika. Kwab does not say when Britain turned to Botswana.

This week, after weeks of debate, the British House of Lords cleared the way for extradition to Rwanda. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak wants to bring the first migrants who entered the country irregularly, regardless of their origin, to the East African country within ten to twelve weeks. People must submit their asylum applications there and stay there if they are approved. The controversial plan involved legal disputes, and human rights groups strongly criticized the plans.

Dialogue with other countries

In response to the rejection of the British request, Botswana's Foreign Minister Kwabe said that “his country already has enough problems to deal with, especially the migration problems in our neighbourhood”. Therefore, he believes, “It is unfair for Botswana to accept unwanted migrants from another country while we are dealing with our own issues in the region”.

Controversial asylum deal ends London 2022 with leadership in Kigali. According to British media reports, after the deal with Rwanda, the kingdom also held talks with four other countries: Armenia, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast and Botswana.