Ethiopian Embassy In Cairo
Ethiopian Embassy In Cairo

The Ethiopian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt announced on Monday it has returned home 29 nationals that had been stranded in war-torn Libya.

In a press statement, the Ethiopian Embassy in Cairo said the 29 Ethiopians were returned home in collaboration with the UN migration agency, International Organization for Migration (IOM), on Monday morning.

The statement further said the Ethiopian Embassy in Cairo is working to return another 68 Ethiopian nationals that are currently stranded in Libya.

The civil war in Libya that has engulfed the North African nation ever since the demise of longtime leader Muammer Gadhafi in 2011 has made it a haven for terrorists and criminals.

Stories of African migrants being sold to slavery in Libya has been harrowing to Ethiopians who still remember the execution of about two dozen Ethiopian migrants by terrorists in April 2015 in Libya.

It is estimated thousands of Ethiopians have in recent years used Libya as a transit point for going to European countries. Enditem

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