The Federal Government of Somalia repatriated 15 of its nationals who were prisoners in Remand Prison in Harare after official talks with the Government of Zimbabwe.
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to South Africa and the Non-Resident Ambassador to Zimbabwe, H.E. Mr. Jamal Mohamed Barrow, held successful talks with officials of the Zimbabwean government after visiting the prison.
Seven other citizens are expected to be repatriated within a week.
Ambassador Jamal Barrow thanked the benefactors of the Indian Muslims living in Zimbabwe who paid the return tickets for those Somalis who spent eight months in prison.
In November 2017, the Zimbabwean security services arrested these Somali citizens and considered them illegal immigrants.
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to South Africa H.E. Mr. Jamal Mohamed Barrow is also a non-resident ambassador to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique and has been trying to expand and revitalize bilateral relations and cooperation between Somalia and these friendly countries