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France to welcome 3,000 refugees from Africa by 2019

France will welcome about 10,000 refugees by 2019, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday after meeting with the President of the UN High Commission for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. Out of the 10,000 refugees who will be granted asylum, 3,000 will come from sub-Saharan Africa. France will start “in the coming weeks” missions in Niger and […]

Chad: African Union surprised at U.S. travel ban

The African Union on Tuesday condemned the latest United States (U.S.) travel ban which has included Chad. An executive orders signed by President Trump on Sunday has suspended business and tourist visas for Chadians. The move, according to Washington comes as Ndjamena fail to share terrorism-related and other crucial information requested by the U.S. Seven […]

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Doctors without Borders condemns EU migrant policy in Libya

Doctors without Borders on Thursday, called on the European Union (EU) to stop sending migrants to the chaotic Libya, saying “people cannot be sent back to Libya, nor should they be contained there”. In an open letter, the humanitarian organization blamed the EU for being accomplice in the treatment reserved to migrants in the North […]

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African leaders head to Congo for AU meeting on Libya conflict

Several African Leaders are heading to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo, to take part in a high-level African Union committee meeting on Libya this weekend. The third meeting of the African Union(AU) on Libya,  chaired by Congo’s Denis Sassou N’Guesso, is part of efforts seeking a lasting solution to the conflict in Libya and […]

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Africa, EU leaders meet in Paris in effort to halt Illegal Migration to Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts this Monday (August 27) a European-African meeting that will focus on ways to address the increasing illegal migration flows to Europe. The meeting gathers on the African side the Presidents of Niger and Chad, and the head of the Libyan unity government Fayez al-Sarraj, whose countries are at the heart […]

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Libya: Nine Haftar Forces Beheaded at Checkpoint

Nine soldiers of Khalifa Haftar’s army, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), were killed in an attack by an unknown armed group in Jufra district, central Libya, on Wednesday. Two civilians were also killed in the assault. The soldiers belonging to Battalion 131 were manning checkpoint 400, some 100 km south of Misrata when […]

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Kidnaped Former Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, Freed

Libya’s former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, kidnapped by an armed group in war-torn Tripoli nine days ago, has been released, a relative told Reuters on Wednesday. Ali Zeidan, who became Prime Minister in November 2012 when the country was plunged in an armed conflict, was dismissed by Libya’s parliament in March 2014 amid accusations that […]

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Libya: Former Prime Minister Apprehended by Armed Men

Libya: Former Prime Minister Apprehended by Armed Men

Former Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zidan, has been taken away by armed men reported to be members of the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) in Tripoli on Sunday. The former Libyan top ranking government official was lodged at the Victoria Hotel in Tripoli when he was taken under custody. His whereabouts are currently unknown as there […]

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Italy to send naval mission off Libya to stop migrant boats

The Italian government has sent a mission plan to the parliament to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August, Reuters reported on Thursday. If endorsed by the lawmakers next week, the mission will fight human trafficking and stem a flood of immigrants in the North African chaotic nation’s waters. “The exact […]

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Libya: US envoy holds talks with Haftar in Jordan

The US envoy to Tripoli met with Head of Libyan self-proclaimed chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Sunday in the Jordanian capital Amman, reports say. Ambassador Peter Bodde reportedly held talks with self-style Khalifa Haftar on the Libyan crisis, which erupted in 2011 following the killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO […]

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