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Libya: 6th Anniversary of Libyan Revolution Marked in Tripoli
[Focac] Tripoli -Celebration for the sixth anniversary of the revolution of February 17 took place on Friday in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

 
Nigeria: Nigerian Libya Returnees Share Dark Stories of Rape and Torture
[Guardian] Nigerian returnees from Libya have appealed to federal and state governments to provide job opportunities for Nigerian youths to prevent them from endangering their lives looking for greener pasture abroad.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

 
UN: Guterres unhappy with US for blocking UN Libya envoy appointment
New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said he was not happy with the decision by the US government to block former Palestinian prime minister, Mr. Salam Fayyad from heading the UN political mission in Libya. (...)
[Panapress] 18/02/2017

 
Libya: Libyans mark sixth anniversary of 2011 revolution
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya, Martin Kobler, has congratulated the North African nation on the sixth anniversary of the Libyan Revolution saying "the United Nations stands in solidarity with you and your collective efforts to choose (...)
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

Nigeria: Returnees From Libya Narrate Tales of Rape, Abuse, Violence
[Premium Times] Some Nigerian returnees from Libya have narrated their experiences in the hands of Libyan officials.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

‘Nigerian ladies in detention camp were raped by Libyan officials’
Nigerian returnees from Libya have appealed to federal and state governments to provide job opportunities for Nigerian youths to prevent them from endangering their lives looking for greener pasture abroad. Some of the returnees told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos, that (...)
[The Nation] 15/02/2017

Tunisia: Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt foreign ministers to meet on Libyan crisis
Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Foreign ministers of Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt will meet "very shortly" in Tunis on the Libyan crisis, the Tunisian minister of foreign affairs, Khameais Jhinaoui, has announced. Politics
[Panapress] 14/02/2017

UN: Guterres seeks political solutions for Libya, other Arab nations
New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday said he is seeking possible political solutions for Libya and other Arab nations being affected by conflicts, in order to bring ensure peace and stability. (...)
[Panapress] 12/02/2017

Africa: Trump's Ban Attempt Will Hurt Africa But...
[The Conversation Africa] An Executive Order issued by US President Donald Trump's administration on January 27th suspended all refugee admission for 120 days from seven Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The political backlash has been severe and US courts (...)
[AllAfrica] 12/02/2017

UN: UN officials task international community on migrant, refugee flows in Libya
New York, US (PANA) - The heads of the UN agencies for human rights, migrants, and refugees, and the UN envoy for Libya, on Friday met in Geneva calling for international solidarity to address the flows of migrants and refugees in the North African country. (...)
[Panapress] 10/02/2017

Libya: Foreign Minister Gabriel Plays Down Libya As Safe Place to Return Refugees
[Deutsche Welle] At the EU foreign ministers meeting, Germany's Sigmar Gabriel played down proposals to return migrants to Libya. Ministers are pushing the Libyan government to do more to halt an influx of refugees to Europe.
[AllAfrica] 10/02/2017

Africa: Europe Urged to Address 'Tragic' Loss of Lives in Mediterranean
[IPS] Rome -European leaders should take decisive action to address the tragic loss of life on the Central Mediterranean route and the deplorable conditions for migrants and refugees in Libya, urged two major United Nations agencies dealing with migrants and (...)
[AllAfrica] 10/02/2017

Libya airstrikes kill two
Libya airstrikes kill two
Airstrikes carried out by the Libyan National Army on an airbase in the centre of the country have killed two people and wounded another 13.
[IOL] 10/02/2017

 
Mauritania: Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau opt for political solution to the Libyan crisis
Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Leaders of Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau have suggested that a political solution was the best way to resolve the military and security crisis rocking Libya for years now. Politics
[Panapress] 09/02/2017

US: Libyans must make 2017 'year of decisions' UN envoy tells Security Council
New York, US (PANA) – Still seeking to implement a political accord signed more than a year ago, Libyans must make 2017 “the year of decisions” and political breakthrough, the United Nations envoy for the North African country urged on Wednesday. (...)
[Panapress] 08/02/2017

UN: UN official urges Libya to protect migrants from sexual violence
New York, US (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, on Tuesday urged Libyan authorities to protect migrants from rape and other human rights violations. (...)
[Panapress] 07/02/2017

Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya
European leaders need to get serious about tackling the root causes of migration or the Malta Declaration will be another failed agreement
[IRIN] 07/02/2017

Myopic in Malta: Europe’s short-sighted migration policy with Libya
European leaders need to get serious about tackling the root causes of migration or the Malta Declaration will be another failed agreement
[IRIN] 07/02/2017

Libya: Italy to open consulate in eastern Libya
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Italian ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Perroni, has said that his country is considering opening a consulate in eastern Libya to facilitate the issuance of visas to Libyans in that region as well as consolidate the mutual cooperation between both countries in the (...)
[Panapress] 07/02/2017

Libya: EU to mediate between al-Sarraj, Haftar
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its willingness to mediate between the chairman of the Libyan presidential council of the coalition government of national accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, and the commander of the Libyan national army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who controls (...)
[Panapress] 07/02/2017

Fresh fighting breaks out in Tripoli as kidnappings spike
Fresh fighting breaks out in Tripoli as kidnappings spike
Fresh fighting has erupted between competing militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli with reports of two militiamen killed and five civilians wounded.
[IOL] 06/02/2017

 
Libya rescues 120 migrants off Tripoli coast
Coastguards swing into action after boat's engine fails
[East Africa News Post] 05/02/2017

Libya halts more than 400 migrants bound for Europe
Different African nationalities intercepted west of Tripoli
[East Africa News Post] 04/02/2017

Libya: EU Leaders Ink Deal to Stem Refugee Flow
[Al Jazeera] European Union leaders have agreed on a controversial plan to help stem the flow of African migrants from Libya this spring.
[AllAfrica] 04/02/2017

Malta: EU steps up measures to stabilise Libya, support Govt of National Accord
Valletta, Malta (PANA) – European Union (EU)leaders declared on Friday that efforts to stabilise Libya are now more important than ever, and affirmed the bloc’s determination to do its utmost to contribute to that objective. Society
[Panapress] 03/02/2017

EU leaders meet in Malta for roundtable talks on African migration
EU leaders meet in Malta for roundtable talks on African migration
Italy and the European Union (EU) have pledged to finance migrant camps in Libya run by the U.N.-backed government, an agreement showed on Friday, 3 February, as part of a wider European Union drive to stem immigration from Africa.
[Africa Report] 03/02/2017

 
Libya: Libya, Italy sign deal to stop illegal migration
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and Italy on Friday signed an agreement designed to end illegal migration across their frontiers, according to official sources. Society
[Panapress] 03/02/2017

Nine Libyan govt. soldiers die in Benghazi clash
Nine Libyan army soldiers have been killed in the eastern city of Benghazi in clashes with militants after the army took control of a crucial area in the city, a military source said on Friday. The army took control of Ganfouda District recently, an area known as “12 blocks’’ that used to be a (...)
[The Nation] 03/02/2017

Trump travel ban sparks protest in Rome
Protesters chanted outside the U.S. Embassy in Rome on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s order to restrict entry into the United States for refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries. Last week’s executive order blocked citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (...)
[The Nation] 02/02/2017

Five more Libyan soldiers killed as Benghazi siege continues
Five more Libyan soldiers killed as Benghazi siege continues
Another five LNA soldier have been killed, and more than 15 wounded, as the bloody siege of an apartment building in Benghazi continues.
[IOL] 02/02/2017

 
Belgium: EU to close down irregular routes used by migrants from Libya to Europe
Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Affirming the European Union’s determination to close down irregular routes of migration, EU President Donald Tusk on Thursday told Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj “now it is time to close down the route from Libya to Italy.” (...)
[Panapress] 02/02/2017

Libya: 'Violence in Libya killed 16, injured 12 civilians in January, 2017'
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Violence across Libya claimed the lives of 16 persons and left 12 others injured in January, according to the monthly report of the UN support mission in Libya (UNSMIL) which was issued on Thursday. Society
[Panapress] 02/02/2017

Libya: Libya's al-Sarraj reaffirms efforts to unify Libyan army
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The chairman of the Libyan presidential council, Fayez al-Sarraj, has said that the government of national accord was working to unify Libyan military institutions and find consensus to form a unique institution operating under its political supervision. (...)
[Panapress] 02/02/2017

Libya: Libyan FA minister denounces Trump's ban on Libyans
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Tahar Siala has criticized the Executive Order by US President Donald Trump on immigration from seven Muslim countries, including Libya, saying "it is a racist and unjust decision that should be revised." (...)
[Panapress] 01/02/2017

Ethiopia: AU Summit approves Libya peace plan, calls for new unity government
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit has unveiled a new peace roadmap for Libya and called for the formation of a new Presidential Council, which would form a new unity government. Politics
[Panapress] 31/01/2017

Libya: US embassy suspends issuing visa to Libyans
Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The US embassy in Libya has suspended the issuing of visas to Libyan citizens who want to travel to the United States following President Donald Trump's executive order last Friday which temporarily bans nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Libya, (...)
[Panapress] 31/01/2017

Airbnb offers free housing to refugees affected by Trump's executive order
The executive order signed by Donald Trump on Friday left many in dismay and stranded. The immigration ban prohibits travellers from seven countries which include Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the USA for 90 days. This travel ban abruptly terminates the 120 days (...)
[IT News Africa] 30/01/2017

Trump closes borders to Syrian refugees
United States President, Donald Trump, has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the country until further notice. He has also halted the issuing of visas to the nationals of six other mainly Muslim countries, including Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, for three months, the BBC reports. Mr. (...)
[The Nation] 28/01/2017

Africa: African Summit in Libya Begins With Sudan Participation
[SNA] Brazzaville -The African Summit on Libya began Friday in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo with participation of the Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman.
[AllAfrica] 28/01/2017

Nigeria: Nigeria to evacuate nationals from Libya next month
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Friday the Federal Government is to evacuate another set of Nigerians from Libya in February. Society
[Panapress] 27/01/2017

Congo: Chadian, Nigerien leaders in Congo for summit on Libyan crisis
Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Presidents Idriss Déby Itno of Chad, and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, arrived here on Thursday to take part in Friday's high-level summit of the African Union Committee on the Libyan crisis. Politics
[Panapress] 27/01/2017

Africa: The Continuing Threat of Terrorism in Africa
[ISS] The fluctuations in successfully addressing this issue were particularly apparent in Libya. The Islamic State (ISIS) seized control of Sirte in May 2015, incorporating the coastal city as a key area of its global caliphate. Nonetheless, a campaign initiated by militias from the nearby (...)
[AllAfrica] 26/01/2017

Libyan force suspects rival in Italian embassy bomb
A counter-terrorism unit in the Libyan capital Tripoli said it suspected Saturday’s car bomb near the recently reopened Italian embassy was planted by backers of the “powerful” Libyan National Army (LNA) based in the eastern part of the divided country. The blast occurred in central Tripoli about (...)
[The Nation] 26/01/2017

Libya: Guns Won't Stop People Smuggling
[African Arguments] Europe seems to think force and arms are the solution to reducing people smuggling in the volatile and fluid Libya. Even Gaddafi knew better.
[AllAfrica] 25/01/2017

Libya: Govt to Evacuate More Citizens From Libya
[Premium Times] The Federal Government is to evacuate another set of Nigerians from Libya in February, Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Bandele Onimode, has said.
[AllAfrica] 25/01/2017

FG to evacuate more Nigerians from Libya
The Deputy Director, Search and Rescue Unit, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Dr. Bandele Onimode, has said the Federal Government will evacuate another set of Nigerians from Libya in February. Onimode disclosed this when he led a delegation from NEMA to visit the Senior Special (...)
[The Nation] 24/01/2017

Tunisia: Tunisian-Egyptian political consultative committee meets in Tunis
Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian-Egyptian political consultative committee started a two-day session on Tuesday in Tunis, during which representatives of both countries will compare notes on several regional and international issues of common interest, including the situation in Libya. (...)
[Panapress] 24/01/2017

FG warns Nigerians to avoid Libya
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has warned Nigerians to avoid Libya. Dabiri-Erewa also warned against illegal entry to Libya, noting that such immigrants to the country when caught and convicted were placed on death penalty, the (...)
[The Nation] 23/01/2017

Sudan: North Darfur Capital 'Crammed With Cars From Libya'
[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -The squares in front of the North Darfur General Command and the Customs Office in the state capital El Fasher are reportedly crammed with about 4,000 vehicles from Libya.
[AllAfrica] 22/01/2017

Davos, peace in Iraq and Libya, and demographic dynamism: IRIN Top Picks
Every week, IRIN's team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analyses and features to academic studies and podcasts
[IRIN] 20/01/2017



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