[Dabanga] Khartoum -- 141 Sudanese migrants voluntarily returned from Benghazi and Tobruk in Libya to Khartoum Airport on Tuesday, as part of the joint initiative between the European Union and the International Organisation for Migration (EU-IOM).
[RFI] A top EU court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Kremlin-linked oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, alleged financier of the Wagner mercenary group, to overturn sanctions imposed over the conflict in Libya.
[The Point] In April 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad engaged the Libyan authorities to release and hand over 12 Gambian nationals who had already served 1 year jail term to the Gambian Association in Libya for repatriation to join their families.
[UN News] Despite UN efforts, political, economic and security deadlock continues in Libya, the UN political affairs chief told the Security Council on Thursday, adding that human rights there have also deteriorated.
[RFI] Clashes have reportedly erupted in Libya's capital, Tripoli as the parliament-appointed prime minister, Fathi Bashagha, tried to take over the government there. However, he was forced back by a rival administration that has refused to cede power.
[UN News] Outlining a new four-pronged investigation strategy to the Security Council on Thursday, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) pledged his commitment to delivering justice against crimes committed in Libya.
[The Point] On Wednesday 20 April 2022, the Executive of Voluntary Migrant Returnees from Libya paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mamadou Tangara at his office in Banjul.
[ICRC] While large-scale hostilities in Libya have subsided since 2020, the repercussions of a decade of armed conflicts still reverberate across the country. Peace remains fragile as the political landscape remains in flux, with any deterioration of the security situation bound to have an overall impact on all sectors and segments of life in Libya. The most affected would be the civilians and those displaced due to fighting.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- There has been mixed reactions following the decision by soldiers loyal to Khalifa Haftar to suspend their participation in the 5+5 committee. The military committee was set up at the Berlin political agreement and is one of the three dialogue processes which led to the ceasefire in Tripoli in 2020.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Wednesday April 6, received letters of credence from the new High Commissioner of Tanzania, Major General Richard Mutayoba Makanzo and the Ambassador of Libya to Rwanda, Ibrahim Sidy Ibrahim Matar.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation launched a call for small grants for associations from Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Morocco running projects to support biodiversity conservation.
[VOA] Geneva -- U.N. human rights officials warn a deepening crackdown on civil society in Libya is creating a chilling effect on human rights defenders and other activists, who are subject to arbitrary arrests and other forms of government intimidation.
[Leadership] Finland has been named the world's happiest country for the fifth year running, in an annual United Nation (UN)-sponsored index that again ranked Afghanistan as the unhappiest, followed closely by Lebanon.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisian and Libyan businessmen and officials agreed to create a Tunisian-Libyan business centre that will provide training and support to young entrepreneurs in both countries, on the sidelines of the closing ceremony, Wednesday, of the "Libya Food" exhibition held from March 13 to 16 in Tripoli, Libya.
[The Conversation Africa] The ramifications of the Russian war on Ukraine are being felt across the world. The effects are likely to be particularly acute for countries in North Africa. The region is a major exporter of energy and raw material, and has had complex, sometimes contentions, relations with Europe, the US and Russia.
[This Day] The European Union (EU) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have disclosed that this year they have assisted in the return of more than 500 stranded Nigerian migrants in Libya back to the country.
[UN News] Amid a political impasse that threatens to see Libya fractured again by two parallel governments, the priority must be maintaining hard-won gains and fulfilling the electoral aspirations of nearly three million registered voters, the UN political affairs chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.
[VOA] Roegchanda Pascoe braved death threats while trying to ease the gang violence plaguing the Cape Flats community just outside Cape Town, South Africa. Facia Boyenoh Harris faced harassment while advocating for women's rights and protections against sexual violence in Liberia. Najla Mangoush a year ago accepted the role of foreign minister in the U.N.-backed transitional government of Libya, a country deeply divided by a decade of civil war.
[Centre 4s] The war raging in Ukrainia since February 24 is tragic in terms of its ensuing human losses and the massive material destruction that have already been done. It is particularly central due to the issues opposing the many states involved. World economic and military powers clashing in a Europe that, since 1940, has not known an armed conflict of this dimension! The last one, horrendous, that of the former Yugoslavia (today recomposed of several sovereign states), did not include either the same strategic st
[New Dawn] TRIPOLI, Libya, 09th March 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Today, the world celebrates International Women's Day, under the theme of "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow", focusing on the acts of courage and determination of women and girls around the world to challenge entrenched patterns of discrimination and inequality wherever they exist.
[IPS] Cairo -- Egypt is scrambling to find alternate sources of wheat after the Russian invasion of Ukraine has put supply to the country in jeopardy. This is especially urgent because the price of bread in Egypt has in the past sparked protests in the country.
[allAfrica] The Libyan parliament granted its confidence to the government of Fathi Bachagha appointed two weeks ago to replace the cabinet of Abdel Hamid Dbeibah whose mandate theoretically ended on December 24, 2021. The vote took place at the seat of parliament in Tobruk, in the east of the country and the Bachagha government was approved by 92 votes out of the 101 deputies present, according to a press release.
[Vanguard] Lagos -- A Libya returnee, Miss Tosin Omole, has narrated how she left her three months old son in her mother's care and headed for Europe, only to find herself in prostitution business in Libya.
[Centre 4s] Paris, Niamey -- The 4S Centre and Promediation are organising a high-level seminar in Niamey on February 23 and 24, 2022 on the regional reconfiguration of the Eastern Sahel (Libya, Chad, Sudan, Niger) at a time of great danger for the region: disputed political transitions and contested elections in Libya, Sudan and Chad; difficult negotiations and demobilisation of armed groups; the departure of Barkhane forces from Mali, etc. The sixty decision-makers and participants, hand-picked for their interest and experience in t
[VOA] Cairo -- As Libya's parliament, which meets in the eastern city of Tobruk, prepares to approve a new national unity government next week, the country's High Council of State says that the parliament should have consulted it before removing outgoing Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh. Dbeibeh is refusing to step down and it is not clear how the situation will evolve.
[IFRC] Marseille/Geneva/Budapest -- Since Monday, 14 February, the Ocean Viking has been waiting with 247 rescued people on board to be assigned a place of safety. Despite 5 requests to the relevant maritime authorities, the ship has yet to receive instructions on where to disembark those rescued at sea as rough weather has taken a toll on the health of the survivors on board.