Authorities in Zambia have deported 29 prohibited immigrants after an operation conducted in Lusaka, the country’s capital, against an influx of foreigners without valid documents, a statement on Thursday said.

immigrantsImmigration Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka said among those nabbed during a clean-up in the city included 10 Tanzanians, four Ethiopians, four Burundians, three Democratic Republic of Congo nationals, two Ugandans, two Somalians, two Rwandans, one Indian and one Kenyan.

The immigration authorities have also convicted and sentenced nine Ethiopians in northern Zambia’s Isoka town to six months simple imprisonment for unlawful entry into the country. The spokesperson said the crackdown against prohibited illegal immigrants will continue and advised those wishing to stay in Zambia to obtain valid documents. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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