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African Union Contact Group on Libya concerned over Egyptian threat

The Egyptian President last weekend threatened to commit the Egyptian army to Libya if the self-proclaimed National Libyan Army (NLA) of Khalifa Haftar “were to be put in difficulty” in its “fight against terrorism,” referring to the Government of National Accord of Fayez al-Sarraj.   The interview has raised the fears of the African Union […]

Haftar officially declares withdrawal from UN Skhirate Agreement

Libya’s renegade general Khalifa Haftar has officially declared he was withdrawing from the UN sponsored political agreement signed in Morocco’s Skhirate in 2015. Haftar declared himself military ruler of Libya with a “popular mandate from the people,” while scrapping the UN deal as obsolete. The deal between the warring factions led to forming a national […]

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Libya: Ghassan Salamé resigns as UN envoy

The UN’s special envoy for Libya has resigned amid efforts to bring peace in the North African country. According to Ghassan Salame, his efforts in Libya was damaging his health. “My health no longer allows this rate of stress”, the UN diplomat said on Twitter. Talks between the UN-backed government based in the capital, Tripoli, […]

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Libya situation, a ‘scandal’ – UN Secretary General

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called the situation in Libya a “scandal”. Speaking in a press conference in which he was critical of countries that last month met in Berlin to push for progress in Libya peace talks, the UN boss said he is “deeply frustrated with what’s happening in Libya.” […]

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Foreign Ministers to Meet on Libya (again) in Mid-March

Foreign ministers of countries seeking to broker a peace agreement in Libya have agreed to meet again in the middle of March, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. “All foreign ministers present at the recent Libya conference in Berlin will meet again in mid-March,” Maas told German broadcaster ZDF. It was important that the Libyan […]

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Coronavirus: Algeria to repatriate Tunisian, Libyan nationals from Wuhan

Algeria’s national carrier, Air Algérie has flown to Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, to bring back its nationals as well as citizens of its neighbors, Libya and Tunisia. The aircraft, TSA reports, took off from capital Algiers Sunday morning for the Chinese city, which has been locked down over coronavirus outbreak which has […]

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U.N. chief calls Libyan factions to firm up ceasefire deal

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday urged Libya’s warring parties to quickly conclude a ceasefire agreement. The Council call comes after a warning that the conflict that has spiraled into a proxy war risks becoming the “next Syria.” This month has seen several failed attempts by foreign powers to broker a ceasefire in Libya. […]

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Arab League warns against ‘foreign interference’ in Libya

The Arab League has warned against deployment of foreign fighters in Libya. In an emergency meeting in Cairo Tuesday, the council of the League urged the warring sides in Libya not to do anything that might enable the deployment of foreign fighters in the country. They expressed “serious concern over the military escalation further aggravating […]

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Libya: GNA reins in Egypt for hostage-linked comments

Libya: GNA reins in Egypt for hostage-linked comments

UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Monday laid into Egypt after president Fattah al-Sisi accused the internationally recognized Libyan administration of being held hostage by militia. In speaking at World Youths Forum in Sharm el Sheikh on Sunday, the Egyptian leader indicated that the GNA is “unable to have a free and real will because […]

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Libya: Rwanda agrees to host 500 African migrants

Rwanda has agreed on Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations Refugee Agency and the African Union. According to the “life-saving” agreement, Rwanda would accept an initial group of 500 people who agree to leave from Libya. The first group, including children […]

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