Soon the end of land rights in Mayotte

February 12, 2024 / Radouan Kourak

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, visiting Mayotte, announced this Sunday a “radical decision” to come: the abolition of land rights on the archipelago. These announcements follow those of the Prime Minister who a few days earlier demanded the dismantling of the camp for African asylum seekers set up in the Cavani district of Mamoudzou.

For several years, the island has been facing a flood of migrants by sea, mainly from the neighboring Comoros. Comorian and African immigration today represents 48% of the island.

Anger in Mayotte is growing in the face of uncontrolled immigration, several citizen actions are being carried out by the island population to protest against the increase in insecurity. Roadblocks are erected near the main entry routes to the island. Overwhelmed by the situation, the police are no longer able to control the situation.

The largest maternity ward in Europe is Mayotte, the department which extends over 374 km has a population density that is constantly increasing exponentially with 12 births per year. The question of land rights crystallizes the Mahorais who welcome 000% of foreign mothers in childbirth each year. “Paper babies will no longer be possible,” said UDI MP for Mayotte Estelle Youssouffa on RTL this morning.

The right welcomes measures to restore order, while the left fears an extension of the suppression of land law to the entire French territory. The abolition of land law would be enacted by a constitutional revision which could be submitted to parliamentarians before the spring.