Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Monday pardoned and ordered the discharge of 1,789 Ethiopian illegal migrants.
Their release was prompted following a politician diplomatic meeting on Monday between Magufuli and Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde.
“Ethiopians can head home today if they need to. There are not any conditions for the discharge of the foreigners who lacked proper travel documents,” Magufuli ordered.
Ethiopians have continued to maneuver in thousands to several other countries within the world in search of jobs and political asylum.
Many of them have used the Tanzania route to succeed in South Africa despite the risks of getting arrested by authorities in their respective countries.
Organizations like EU Emergency fund for Africa have helped secure the discharge of Ethiopian migrants and even gone ahead to secure them employment.
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