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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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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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