Rwanda to take migrants from Libya - The Libyan Report

Rwanda to take migrants from Libya

A detention centre for migrants in Tripoli which was hit by an air strike in July Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

African leaders have negotiated a deal under which tens of thousands of refugees and migrants will leave Libya to be resettled in the central African state of Rwanda.

Under the terms of the African Union deal, 500 migrants will be taken to a refugee camp near the capital, Kigali, that was previously used to house people fleeing violence in neighbouring Burundi four years ago.

They will be gradually integrated into Rwandan society, with a view to taking further groups of 500, up to a maximum of 30,000. The deal was hailed as an example of “African countries solving African problems” and will be welcomed by the European Union. The bloc has been trying to stem the flow of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, often in dangerous… source