African Union to take 20,000 migrants home from Libya
Thursday December 7 2017
Protesters demonstrate against ‘slavery in Libya’ on November 23, 2017, outside the Libyan embassy in the Moroccan capital Rabat. PHOTO | FADEL SENNA | AFP
Pressure has grown on the continental body and individual African states to get their citizens out of Libya.
African Union had earlier said it wanted to repatriate 15,000 migrants by the year's end, but increased its goal after a task force - including AU, European Union and United Nations officials — met earlier this week.
Rwanda has also offered to take in as many as 30,000 migrants who have suffered abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya.