General News of Tuesday, 15 May 2018
A Ghanaian has been found as part of a group of immigrants killed in Libya by members of the terrorist group, IS.
This is according to StarrFMonline which claims that the bodies were recovered in October after the exact location they got killed was captured by a different militant group called the Jihadist Group.
“The Coptic Christians were beheaded on a beach in February 2015 wearing orange jumpsuits, according to a video posted by Islamic State,” Starr FM further reports.
Return of Ghanaian immigrants from Libya
At the beginning of 2018, about 127 Ghanaians living illegally in the broken state of Libya returned home. The repatriation was supervised by the foreign affairs ministry and the International Migration Organisation (IOM).
The world was thrown into a state of shock when a documentary by CNN revealed how human traffickers in Libya sold Africans for as low as 400 dollars.
The Africans, according to the International Migration Organisation (IMO), are mostly from the sub-region, mostly West Africa.
168 Ghanaian migrants return from Libya But in a crucial press release signed by the foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, the government says it will be considering setting up an emergency consulate in Libya.
Diplomacy and relations with Lybia
YEN.com.gh is gathering that the Ghana mission in Malta had earlier paid a consular visit to the three detention centres in Tripoli; namely; Tajoora, Trek Al Sika and Trek Matar.
Press statement had indicated that; “All 168 Ghanaian detainees identified in Libya were not part of the slave trade but rather arrested on illegal migration charge”.
Foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway had earlier assured that government is repatriating all Ghanaians back to the country so as to reintegrate them with family and friends in Ghana.
To this end, 127 Ghanaians living illegally in Libya touched down at the Kotoka International Airport as they were handed with food and water by the government and other officials of the IOM.
These illegal migrants reportedly come by two flights – Air Libya and Afriqiyah as two metro mass buses on standby shuttled them to the Kwame Nkrumah Circle where they are expected to find their way back home. Each of them was handed 400 cedis for upkeep.