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Angola Becomes Africa’s Top Oil Producer – OPEC

Nigeria has again lost its Africa’s top oil producer status to Angola, as the country’s crude oil production fell by 67,000 barrels per day last month, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said on Wednesday. OPEC, in its Monthly Oil Market Report for February 2017 put crude oil production from Nigeria at 1.604 million […]

Italian Embassy in Tripoli Reopens

Rome announced Monday it would reopen it embassy in Tripoli two years after closure following the deterioration of security in the Libyan capital. The announcement came from both the Interior and Foreign Ministries of the EU member state. Interior Minister Marco Minniti present in the Libyan capital Monday indicated that the new ambassador would take […]

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Chad closes border with chaotic Libya

Chad has closed its border with Libya and pledged to deploy troops to the area in order to prevent militant fighters fleeing conflict in its northern neighbor from crossing the border. While announcing the new measure on Thursday, Chad’s Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke has indicated that “some isolated groups have converged towards the south […]

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Libya: Russia Demands Political Role for Haftar

Russian deputy foreign minister has called for recognition for east-based Libyan military commander Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar in the Libyan political process in standoff since the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has entered capital Tripoli. For Gennady Gatilov, Haftar is a leading political figure who must not be sidelined. “We believe that the Libyans […]

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Libya: Over 200 Corpses of Terrorists Found in Rubble in Sirte

Libyan forces combatting under the Government of National Accord’s banner have discovered over 200 corpses of Islamic State group (IS) militants as forces clear the coastal city of remaining resistance after flashing out the militants. The Bunyan al-Marsous operation room Monday announced it took control of Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown 8 months after launching the takeover […]

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Tunisia: Interior Minister Warns against Return of Foreign Fighters

The Tunisian interior minister Wednesday sounded the alarm against the looming threat the North African country is facing with the eminent return of the country’s citizens who have been fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State group (IS), now in peril in Libya, Syria and Iraq. Hedi Majdoub was speaking at the opening of […]

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Libya: GNA Forces Free 14 Civilians from IS-Held Positions in Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) announced Sunday they saved 14 civilians held up by the Islamic State group (IS) still controlling small areas of Sirte. Since May, GNA forces have been wrestling with IS in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown, seized in 2015 by the terrorist group, which took advantage of rivalries between […]

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Around 240 Migrants Died in Past Two Days off Libya

Over 200 migrants have been unaccounted for over the past two days after their boats, unfit for the Mediterranean crossing, left Libya shores. According to Italian coast guards, UN High Commission for Refugees and NGOs the migrants were on two dinghies that capsized because of bad weather. “Two rubber dinghies, which is what they are, […]

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Libya: US Intensifies Airstrikes against IS in Sirte

More shells from the US airpower have fallen on the Islamic State group (IS) positions in Sirte over these past days as forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) try to end the bout with the terrorist group. Airstrikes have doubled as of mid-October. Around 36 airstrikes were launched from Friday to […]

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OPEC Members Agree to Cut Oil Production by November

Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Wednesday reached an agreement to limit oil production to between 32.5 and 33 million barrels per day. According to energy ministers of Qatar and Nigeria, members of the Organization reached an understanding after a six-hour gathering in the Algerian capital, but deferred until November the […]

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