May 13, (Xinhua/GNA) - The Ethiopian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt announced on
Monday it has returned home 29 nationals that had been stranded in war-torn
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.
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
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.