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UAE boosts OPEC production cut compliance
ORGANISATION of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil output may fall for a third straight month as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made progress in trimming supplies while maintenance and unrest cut production in exempted nations – Nigeria and Libya, a Reuters survey showed yesterday. The (...)
[The Nation] 30/03/2017

 
Reported car-bomb attempt on LNA Saiqa commander foiled
By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi and Tunis, 29 March 2017: The commander of the Libyan National Army’s Saiqa Special Forces reportedly escaped a car bombing in Benghazi today when an explosives-laden vehicle was spotted and made harmless. The silver Hyundai Sonata saloon without registration (...)
[Libya Herald] 29/03/2017

 
Airbase commander and locals killed in Tobruk jet crash
By Libya Herald reporter. Benghazi, 29 March 2017: The commander of Tobruk’s Gamel Abdul-Nasser airbase was killed along with at least two people on the ground when his jet crashed into their home this morning as it was returning to the base. Air Brigadier Saleh Joudah was returning from a (...)
[Libya Herald] 29/03/2017

 
Sanctions against Gaddafi’s daughter lifted
Sanctions against Gaddafi’s daughter lifted
Aisha Gaddafi, the only daughter of the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has had sanctions against her lifted, which ruled they were no longer justified.
[IOL] 29/03/2017

 
Libya: Kenyan Trainee Doctors Killed in Raid On Islamic State Base
[Nation] Two Kenyan trainee doctors on the police list of wanted terrorists have been killed in a sting operation in Libya.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

French ambassador and UN deputy special envoy meet HoR in Tobruk
By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 28 March 2017: French ambassador Brigitte Curma and deputy UN special envoy Maria Ribeiro flew to Tobruk for separate talks with the president of the House of Representatives, Ageela Saleh, as well as with members. For both it was their first visit to (...)
[Libya Herald] 28/03/2017

LNA military build-up in Traghen as Fezzan elders work on ensuring end to Tamenhint standoff
By Libya Herald reporter. Sebha, 28 March 2017: A major build-up of Libyan National Army (LNA) forces is taking place at Traghen, the Libya Herald has learned. A local source reports the arrival at the military base there of large numbers of fighters and vehicles from the region and from (...)
[Libya Herald] 28/03/2017

Oil output plunges a third with closure of El-Fil and Sharara pipeline
By Moutaz Ali. Tripoli, 28 March 2017: National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) plans to push production toward one million barrels per day have come to a juddering halt with the resumed pipeline blockade at Ryayina and the loss of a third of all Libyan output. NOC has been forced to declare force (...)
[Libya Herald] 28/03/2017

Siala clarifies comments on Hafter
By Hadi Fornaji. Tunis, 29 March 2017: The Presidency Council’s foreign minister, Mohamed Siala, has said that if Khalifa Hafter wants to be Libya’s leader he should resign from the military and stand for elections as the country’s (...)
[Libya Herald] 28/03/2017

Four policemen gunned down in Tripoli bank heist
By Moutaz Ali. Tripoli, 28 March 2017: A policeman was killed and three of his colleagues injured, one of them seriously, during a Tripoli bank robbery early this morning. The police were were gunned down outside the Suq Al-Thalatha branch of the National Commercial Bank in Tripoli’s Fallah (...)
[Libya Herald] 28/03/2017

Sabratha mayor says he cannot control local fuel smugglers
By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 28 March 2017: There are long queues of motorists at Sabratha’s petrol stations which are running out of subsidised fuel that smugglers are diverting abroad particularly to Tunisia and Malta. The town’s mayor Hassen Dhawadi has said the municipal council cannot (...)
[Libya Herald] 28/03/2017

Serraj arrives arrives in Jordan for Arab Summit; HoR protests at his invitation
By Libya Herald reporter. Amman, 28 March 2017: The head of the Presidency Council (PC) arrived in Jordan today for the Arab Summit which gets underway tomorrow at at the King Hussein Convention Center on the Dead Sea. The conflict in Libya, along with those in Syria and Yemen, willtop the (...)
[Libya Herald] 28/03/2017

EU court lifts travel ban on Gaddafi’s daughter
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday ordered that a travel ban imposed on the daughter of former Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi be lifted. The EU had imposed sanctions during the Libyan revolution in February 2011, banning Gaddafi and members of his family from entering or transiting (...)
[The Nation] 28/03/2017

Libya: Lack of communication hinders progress on Libya's national accord
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Lack of a communication mechanism among opposing parties in Libya is the obstacle to resolving the country's political impasse, according to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Choukri. Politics
[Panapress] 27/03/2017

Inkabadan kun tahriibayaal ah oo laga soo badbaadiyay badda Mediterranean
March 26 (Jowhar)—Maraakiib ay wataan ururo aan dowli ahayn ayaa ka soo badbaadiyay inkabadan 1,200 oo tahriibayaal ah badda Mediterranean 48kii saacadood ee la soo dhaafay sida ay sheegtay hay’ada dhakhaatiirta aan xuduuda lahayn. Dadkan oo ka soo raacay dooman yaryar xeebaha dalka Libya ayaa la (...)
[Jowhar] 26/03/2017

Libya: Women and Tribal Leaders Call for 'Balanced' Libyan Peace Process
[IPS] United Nations -A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process.
[AllAfrica] 26/03/2017

‘I’ll never forget my home’ - Nigerians stuck in Libya return with songs
More than 150 Nigerians, some of them in tears, broke out in song as they touched down on home soil, after months stuck in Libya waiting to try to get to Europe. “I don’t leave Nigeria again-o! I will never forget my home!” they sang. The rain fell heavily on the runway at Lagos international (...)
[NigerianEye] 25/03/2017

‘I’ll never forget my home’ - Nigerians stuck in Libya return with songs
More than 150 Nigerians, some of them in tears, broke out in song as they touched down on home soil, after months stuck in Libya waiting to try to get to Europe. “I don’t leave Nigeria again-o! I will never forget my home!” they sang. The rain fell heavily on the runway at Lagos international (...)
[NigerianEye] 25/03/2017

Around 200 Migrants Feared Drowned in Mediterranean
BY BBC NEWS More than 200 migrants are feared dead in a boat sinking off the coast of Libya, a Spanish aid organisation says. Proactiva Open Arms said it had recovered five bodies floating near two capsized boats, which can each hold more than 100 people. The group’s Laura Lanuza said the five (...)
[TesfaNews] 24/03/2017

Nigeria: Another 155 Nigerians Return From Libya
[Premium Times] Two weeks after 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya, 155 others followed suit on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number TS-1NB.
[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

LNA promise to investigate war crimes “rings hollow” says Amnesty
By Alessandra Bocchi. Tunis, 23 March 2017: UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler has said he is pleased the Libyan National Army (LNA) is to investigate following the emergence of video evidence of war crimes after the fall of Ganfouda. However Amnesty International has warned that given Libya’s past (...)
[Libya Herald] 23/03/2017

In Cairo Arab League head endorses Serraj, warns of possible catastrophe in Libya; in Tobruk his envoy reassures HoR
By Hadi Fornaji. Tunis, 23 March 2o17: The Secretary-General of the Arab League has presented an apocalyptic vision of Libya if a solution is not found to end the political crisis. Speaking in a television interview yesterday, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said that without a settlement, the divisions (...)
[Libya Herald] 23/03/2017

Another batch of 155 Libya returnees arrives Lagos airport
At least 155 Nigerians on Thursday arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, from Libya after failed attempt to transit the war-torn North African country to Europe for greener pastures. The returnees, mainly in their 20s and 30s, were picked and released from various (...)
[The Nation] 23/03/2017

HoR and Ageela Saleh express solidarity with UK after London terror attack
By Libya Herald reporter. Benghazi, 23 March 2017: The House of Representatives has condemned yesterday’s terrorist attack in London. In a statement, it expressed solidarity with the UK, sending its condolences to the British people for those who had been killed in the outrage and praying for a (...)
[Libya Herald] 23/03/2017

University planned for Jufra
By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 22 March 2017: Plans to establish a university in Jufra have taken a step forward with a meeting in Tripoli today between the education ministry and heads of colleges in the district.
[Libya Herald] 22/03/2017

Tripoli court blocks Serraj’s migrant deal with Italy: effect unclear
By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 22 March 2017: A Tripoli court has blocked any deal on migrants resulting from the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Presidency Council (PC) chief Faiez Serraj and the Italians this February. It is however unclear what impact today’s ruling will have (...)
[Libya Herald] 22/03/2017

NOC given no money to pay salaries, let alone invest: Mustafa Sanalla
By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis 22 March 2016: Salaries are going unpaid because National Oil Corporation (NOC) is not getting the $2.5 billion allocated it by the Presidency Council, Mustafa Sanalla the oil company’s chief complained today. The Ministry of Finance was not only delaying salary (...)
[Libya Herald] 22/03/2017

Hafter orders unconditional release of militants’ families
By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 22 March 2017: Armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of all women and families detained during the liberation of the west of Benghazi except for those facing criminal charges. The move follows the (...)
[Libya Herald] 22/03/2017

Siala at Washington conference on terrorism
By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 22 March 2017: The Presidency Council’s foreign minister, Taher Siala, has been taking part in the conference in Washington on cracking down on the so-called Islamic State (IS). Some 68 states and organisations have joined what is the first major international (...)
[Libya Herald] 22/03/2017

UPDATE: Third Force pullout from Tamenhint not yet confirmed
By Libya Herald reporters. Sebha/Tunis, 22 March 2017: Initial reports that Misrata’s Third Force have pulled out of its last position in Fezzan, three years after it moved into the region appear to have been premature. It was stated that the withdrawal from Tamenhint airbase, where the (...)
[Libya Herald] 22/03/2017

Kobler warns of war crimes being committed in Libya
By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 22 March 2017: UN envoy Martin Kobler has underlined “his grave concern at continued and persistent reports of serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law being perpetrated across Libya.” “I remind all parties that those responsible for (...)
[Libya Herald] 22/03/2017

Three thousand migrants rescued in a single day
By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 19 March 2016: Over 3,000 migrants were saved off the Libyan coastline today, a vast increase on the 1,394 rescued in February this year. The Zuwara coastguard also reported finding 38 bodies from two capsized rubber rafts. The Aquarius, run by Doctors (...)
[Libya Herald] 19/03/2017

Cairo Quartet Meeting on Libya rejects military force to solve Libyan crisis
Cairo Quartet Meeting on Libya rejects military force to solve Libyan crisis
The meeting aimed at discussing the situation in Libya and ways of strengthening coordination between parties The post Cairo Quartet Meeting on Libya rejects military force to solve Libyan crisis appeared first on Daily News (...)
[Daily News Egypt] 19/03/2017

 
LNA soldiers accused of “heinous” war crimes after Ganfouda victory
By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 19 March 2017: The exhumation and apparent mutilation of the corpse of Islamist leader Jamal Makhzoum has been condemned as an “heinous” war crime by the Libyan Nation Commission for Human Rights (LNCHR). In a widely-shared social media video, the clearly-decomposing body (...)
[Libya Herald] 19/03/2017

Want to End Boko Haram Terrorism?
Give Amnesty International the Boot The people and governments of countries like Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan would be wishing they have the good fortunes of Nigeria. That fortune is for their countries to survive peacefully long enough to get rid of the catalyst of the disaster that (...)
[Daily Times ] 19/03/2017

Top 11 Most Mysterious Deaths of African Presidents
The Zambian Observer ~ 11 African leaders died in office between 2008 and 2014 compared to only three in the rest of the world. Two of those African leaders, Guinea-Bissau’s Joao Bernardo Vieira and Libya’s Muammar al-Qaddafi, died under not so peaceful circumstances. But in 2012 alone, the (...)
[Zambian Observer] 19/03/2017

Want to End Boko Haram Terrorism?
By: Richard Murphy Give Amnesty International the Boot The people and governments of countries like Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan would be wishing they have the good fortunes of Nigeria. That fortune is for their countries to survive peacefully long enough to get rid of the catalyst of the (...)
[Nigerian Times] 19/03/2017

11,000 Nigerian women arrived Italy from Libya in 2016
The United Kingdom has called for urgent international collaboration to help Nigeria tackle human trafficking challenge at source, pledging at least five million pounds to the course. United Kingdom’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, made the call at the UN Security Council (...)
[The Nation] 19/03/2017

“11,000 Nigerian women arrived Italy from Libya in 2016”
*As UK seeks global support for Nigeria on human trafficking The United Kingdom has called for urgent international collaboration to help Nigeria tackle human trafficking challenge at source, pledging at least five million pounds to the course. United Kingdom’s Independent Anti-Slavery (...)
[Punch] 19/03/2017

Want to End Boko Haram Terrorism?
By: Richard Murphy Give Amnesty International the Boot The people and governments of countries like Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan would be wishing they have the good fortunes of Nigeria. That fortune is for their countries to survive peacefully long enough to get rid of the catalyst of the (...)
[Breaking Times] 19/03/2017

Give Amnesty International the Boot!
The people and governments of countries like Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan would be wishing they have the good fortunes of Nigeria. That fortune is for their countries to survive peacefully long enough to get rid of the catalyst of the disaster that befell them. Take away the catalyst and (...)
[Nigerian Voice] 19/03/2017

Kobler says he believes most Libyans still back the LPA
By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 18 March 2017: Kobler believes most Libyans still back LPA UN envoy Martin Kobler claimed today that 70 percent of Libyans support the Skhirat agreement. He also once again warned that the ban on supplying weapons the Libya would remain in place until its security (...)
[Libya Herald] 18/03/2017

Misrata says relations with PC frozen; road to Tripoli is blockaded
By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 18 March 2017: There have been furious protests from Misrata at the belief that the city is being demonised by various bodies in Tripoli, and in particular the hostility shown to the city by demonstrators yesterday in Tripoli’s Algeria and later Martyrs’ (...)
[Libya Herald] 18/03/2017

UPDATE: the final fall of Ganfouda
By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 18 March 2017: In a bizarre end to the two month siege of Ganfouda’s 12 Buildings complex four women and a child tried to escape in an armoured personnel carrier driven by one of them. It was stopped and the frightened occupants ordered out. Saiqa Special (...)
[Libya Herald] 18/03/2017

Benghazi’s Hawari Hospital to reopen on 1 April
By Libya Herald reporter. Benghazi, 18 March 2017: The outpatients’ clinic at Benghazi’s Hawari Hospital is to reopen on 1 April as a first stage in plans to reopen the entire hospital. This was confirmed today at a meeting at the hospital attended by Nader Guwairi, the undersecretary in the (...)
[Libya Herald] 18/03/2017

After Tripoli atttack, Hafter warns militias to leave capital or face the full force of the LNA
By Maha Ellawati. Benghazi, 18 March 2017: The head of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, has ordered all militias in Tripoli to lay down their arms or face attack from his forces. In a statement just hours after pro-Hafter demonstrators were fired on in Tripoli, he (...)
[Libya Herald] 18/03/2017

EU to participate in Cairo meeting on Libya
EU to participate in Cairo meeting on Libya
The meeting is part of Egypt’s continuous efforts to support Libya The post EU to participate in Cairo meeting on Libya appeared first on Daily News Egypt.
[Daily News Egypt] 18/03/2017

 
Ganfouda 12 Apartments complex finally taken
By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 18 March 2017: After a siege lasting almost eight weeks, the militants in Ganfouda’s 12 Apartment complex were finally overwhelmed this morning in an all-out assault by the Libyan National Army during which a Mig-21 crashed. A senior military source said 31 (...)
[Libya Herald] 18/03/2017

Africa: Trump Aid Cuts, South Sudan Aid, Libya's Migrant Violence - the Cheat Sheet
[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN's team of editors flags up what's on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:
[AllAfrica] 18/03/2017

Mystery over fate of Tripoli TV reporters
By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 17 March 2017: A Tripoli TV station has retracted its claim made earlier today that three of its journalists had been seized by gunmen who stormed its studios . The 218 TV Channel had been covering the pro-Hafter demonstrations in Algeria and Martyrs’ squares. (...)
[Libya Herald] 17/03/2017



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