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Congo Brazzaville becomes Africa’s 7th OPEC Member

The Ministry of Hydrocarbons for the Republic of the Congo has announced that the country has become the fifteenth member of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Congo’s membership was approved during OPEC’s 174th ordinary meeting in Vienna. As the fourth-largest producer of oil in sub-Saharan Africa, Congo wants to increase its oil production […]

Libya central bank to impose fees on foreign currencies

Officials of Libya’s internationally recognized government have agreed to a three-track reform process including a proposal to impose fees on foreign currency transactions in the North African country, Africanews reported. The move, according to the central bank, is meant to tackle the wide gap between the official exchange rate of 1.4 dinars to the dollar, […]

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UN resumes evacuation of migrants from Libya

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has started the evacuations of migrants from Libya to Niger for resettlement in third countries. The UN agency has started the operation with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers. The Agency evacuated about 1,020 refugees and asylum seekers to Niger last year. The […]

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United States lifts travel ban on Chad

US President Donald Trump has lifted the controversial travel ban imposed on Chad about six months ago. According to the White House, Chad is “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States,” and has “shown willingness” to make improvements in immigration and border management. Chadian foreign minister, Cherif Mahamat Zene, welcomed the lifting […]

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Gaddafi’s son Saadi found not guilty in murder of ex-soccer star Al-Rayani

A Libyan appeals court on Tuesday cleared Saadi Gaddafi — the football-mad son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi — of charges related to the murder of a former Libyan star football player and Coach Bashir Rayani. The former leader’s son, who is also under investigation for distributing land mines and weapons, and bringing foreign […]

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Libya: US air force kills a ‘high-ranking’ Al Qaeda militant – Pentagon

A ‘high-ranking’ militant of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been killed in a US air strike in Libya over the weekend, the Pentagon said in a statement. The strike, the first against Al Qaeda militants in Libya, killed “two terrorists” in the country’s vast desert, the Pentagon said. The US military said […]

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Libya issues arrest warrants for over 200 alleged human traffickers

Libya has issued 205 arrest warrants for Libyans and foreigners suspected of involvement in a smuggling network for Europe-bound migrants, the attorney general’s office said. The warrants include accusations of human trafficking, torture, murder and rape. According to Seddik al-Sour, the director of the attorney general’s investigations office, the network included members of the security […]

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EU to allocate 50 mln euros to Libya to curb illegal immigration

The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Libya on Tuesday, announced a new program worth €50 million to support the North African nation’s cities most affected by illegal immigration flows. According to Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, this funding is part of a program to […]

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Libya: Border crossing with Tunisia reopened after deadly clash

Forces loyal to the UN-backed government of National Accord (GNA) have taken control of Ras Jedir border crossing to Tunisia and re-opened traffic. GNA forces, head by Usama Juwaili, raided the crossing point controlled by local militia, Amazigh, in the town of Zuwara. Juwaili claimed that the operation was aimed at fighting “smuggling and conflict” […]

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Libyan oil revenues up sharply in 2017 – Central Bank

Libyan oil revenues have sharply increased in 2017, the central Bank said last weekend. According to a statement released by the central Bank, the North African nation earned $14 billion in oil revenues in 2017, nearly three times more than the previous year. The war-torn nation’s budget deficit for 2017 stood at 10.6 billion Libyan […]

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