Zambia repatriates 147 Ethiopian illegal immigrants


Zambian authorities have repatriated 147 Ethiopian illegal migrants who were facing jail sentences for illegal entry into the country, immigration authorities said on Friday.

The Ethiopians were repatriated back to their country on Thursday afternoon after they were pardoned by the Zambian President Edgar Lungu last year.

According to a statement released by the Immigration department, the immigrants were repatriated under an assisted voluntary return program by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), through the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in the capital Lusaka.

!45 of those deported were men, while the other two were women.