Several Africans have mounted pressure on the AU since a CNN documentary emerged about the slave trade in Libya, with the Pan African Writers' Association (PAWA) being the latest group to urge the continental body to act swiftly and bring an end to atrocities being meted out to African nationals on the African soil.
He said the migrants comprised of "65 adult females, 179 adult males, seven children and six infants".
The returnees were said to have arrived aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft at the Cargo Wing of the airport at about 1.30 a.m.
On ground to welcome the returnees were officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Police.
The EU for its part said it would pressure the UN-backed government in Libya to prosecute the slave traders and push for improvements in conditions at migrant detention centres.
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According to the statement, as part of further efforts to address the plight of Nigerians in the North African country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama has invited the Charge d'Affaires, en titre (Head of Mission) in the Embassy, Mr. Iliya Danladi Fachano, to Abuja for consultations.
The voluntary evacuations from Libya of more than 15,000 migrants will take place in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration, African Union deputy chairman Kwesi Quartey said Tuesday on Twitter. Yesterday's returnees bring the number of the Nigerians already repatriated to 3,000.
As of the time of filing this report, another flight conveying other returnees is being expected from Tripoli, the Libyan capital.
It means Manchester City , Liverpool , Manchester United and Tottenham all won their groups, while Chelsea came second in Group C. Just a reminder that you cannot play opponents from the same country in the last 16 or teams you have played in the group stages.
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Saleh had joined forces with the Houthis in 2014 when they took control of large parts of the country, including the capital. That seems to have pushed Saleh into flirting with the coalition, ultimately leading to the breakdown of the rebel alliance.
The final ruling in the case is expected next year, but the relationship between Boeing and Canada has nosedived since. The F/A-18 is a twin-engine, supersonic combat aircraft that can operate as a fighter or attack jet.
The attorney general said that procedures related to the corruption cases are being carried out in two phases. Prominent figures, including princes, ministers and businessmen, were taken into custody last month.
Reports also revealed that Anushka Sharma is likely to wear a bridal wear designed by fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. In order to avoid that, choosing Italy as the wedding destination seems the most appropriate decision by the lovebirds.
Steam is no longer accepting Bitcoin as a payment method, saying it's "untenable" to support the soaring cryptocurrency. Valve's shirking of bitcoin is another development in a broader debate about the usefulness of the cryptocurrency.
Schmidt was also ordered to pay a criminal penalty of $400,000, according to a US Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. Oliver Schmidt, 48, is the second person to be imprisoned in the USA over the diesel emissions scandal.
Unicef said breathing particulate air pollution could damage brain tissue and undermine cognitive development. Air pollution has already been linked to asthma, bronchitis, and other long-term respiratory diseases.
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