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Libya: AU pushes for elections in October

The African Union (AU) Monday announced it hopes to see Libyans casting their votes in October after it succeeds in holding an international conference under auspices of the United Nations, for reconciliation among protagonists in the oil-rich African country. The Pan-African bloc in a statement hoped to stage the conference mid-July while asking the commission […]

Libya: UN Draws bleak picture of situation of refugees & migrants

The United Nations has drawn a bleak picture of the situation of migrants and refugees in Libya, pointing out that the climate of lawlessness in the country provides fertile ground for illicit activities, leaving migrants and refugees “at the mercy of countless predators who view them as commodities to be exploited and extorted”. A report, […]

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Libya: Tuareg protest against US airstrike in South

Tuareg, in dozens last Tuesday staged a protest against the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) after it carried out an airstrike in Southern Libya last week in which 11 members of al-Qaeda members were killed. The protesters; men, women and children, of Tuareg ethnic group called on Tripoli-based UN-backed administration, Government of National Accord (GNA) to […]

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Libya : UN Envoy annonces polls schedule

United Nations Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, on Monday said violence in the North African nation had forced a postponement of the election date. Speaking on the sideline of the ongoing Palermo conference in Italy, Salame said the election would be held between late March and late June. The envoy said 80 percent of […]

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Somalia: 124 nationals repatriated from Libya – Government

A total of 124 Somalis who were stranded in Libya for years have returned home on Wednesday, the federal Government of Somalia said. According to Somali Prime Minister, Ali Hassan Khaire, the returnees “are finally home to start a new life as FGS steps up efforts catering to its nationals wherever they are.” He said […]

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UN urges Algeria again to stop arbitrary expulsions of African migrants

The UN has reiterated its call on Algeria to immediately halt summary expulsions of African migrants, as authorities in the North African country continue to round up and expel thousands to Niger in harsh desert climate. The appeal was made by UN Special Rapporteur on migration Felipe González Morales, following his official visit to Niger; […]

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Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli

Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, Reuters reported. According to a spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital, there were no casualties or damage. A Libyan Airlines flight bound for Tripoli from Alexandria, Egypt, was diverted to Misrata, […]

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Libyan Renegade General Threatens to ‘Spread War’ to Algeria

Libyan army renegade general, allegedly connected to the CIA, has threatens to “spread” war to neighboring Algeria. In a video circulated on social media over the past 48 hours, Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar was seen saying that the “war could be spread, in moments, to the Algerian border.” Algiers “was exploiting” the […]

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Libya: PC declares state of emergency in Tripoli

UN-backed Presidential Council (PC) of Prime Minister Faiez Serraj has declared the state of emergency in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, turned into a battle field between militias since last week. Tripoli and its surroundings have witnessed sporadic fighting between powerful militias aligned with the PC. The fighting, according to the ministry of health controlled by […]

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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 […]

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