Libya

AFRICOM conducts 2 airstrikes in Libya

  • 22 November 2017 - 15:43
AFRICOM conducts 2 airstrikes in Libya

The US military command in Africa (AFRICOM) has carried out two separate airstrikes on November 17 and 19 near the town of Fugaha in the municipality of Jufra, south of central Libya targeting ISIS militants. In a statement, the AFRICOM said the airstrikes were conducted " in coordination with...

The Administrative Control Authority suspends 7 Libyan embassy staffers in Tunisia

  • 22 November 2017 - 15:04
The Administrative Control Authority suspends 7 Libyan embassy staffers in Tunisia

The Administrative Control Authority in Libya announced suspending seven embassy staffers in Tunisia and said they had been placed under interrogation. The Administrative Control Authority said in a statement on Tuesday that the chargé d'affaires, the military attaché and the secretary of ...

HoR approves UN delegate’s amendments to Libyan Political Agreement

  • 21 November 2017 - 20:45
HoR approves UN delegate’s amendments to Libyan Political Agreement

Libya’s eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) voted on Tuesday to approve some U.N. proposals aimed at unifying the divided North African nation, although major obstacles remain for a deal to stabilize the oil producer. Only a minority of members of the House of Representatives in...

Libyans respond to slavery claims by selfies with African workers

  • 21 November 2017 - 18:17
Libyans respond to slavery claims by selfies with African workers

Selfies for Libyans and African workers have gone viral on social media on Tuesday in a youths initiative that aimed at showing the true face of treatment for Africans by Libyans in the country. Many photos have been posted on social media showing Libyans and African workers in farms, shops,...

Algerians detained in Libya return home

  • 21 November 2017 - 15:34
Algerians detained in Libya return home

The Algerian ministry of foreign affairs confirmed on Monday that all Algerian citizens detained in the Libyan city of Zuwara have returned to Algeria on Sunday. The spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs, Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Sharif said "the consulate of Algeria in Qafsa was in charge...

Burkina Faso summons Libyan ambassador over slavery claims

  • 21 November 2017 - 13:48
Burkina Faso summons Libyan ambassador over slavery claims

Burkina Faso’s foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there. The decision by the West African nation followed the broadcast by CNN of footage of what it said was an auction of men offered to...

UN Secretary-General appalled at “slave market” reports in Libya

  • 20 November 2017 - 22:06
UN Secretary-General appalled at “slave market” reports in Libya

Expressing horror at news reports and videos showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being sold as slaves, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the authorities to urgently investigate the situation and bring the perpetrators to justice. “Slavery has no...

Niger summons Libya’s ambassador over slave auction

  • 20 November 2017 - 16:13
Niger summons Libya’s ambassador over slave auction

  Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Yakubo said on Sunday that Niger had summoned the Libyan ambassador to Niamey to convey  the resentment of his country over the selling of African migrants as slaves in Libya. Yakubu said on his Twitter account that he told the Libyan diplomat...

World Health Organization condemns kidnapping of a doctor in Sabha

  • 20 November 2017 - 15:28
World Health Organization condemns kidnapping of a doctor in Sabha

In a statement today,The World Health Organization (WHO) – country office in Libya, condemned the kidnapping of  a doctor  at the Sabha medical center, demanding "his release immediately". The statement posted on the organization's Facebook page stressed that such attacks weakens health...

9-year old boy butchered, his body tossed next family house in Benghazi

  • 20 November 2017 - 15:14
9-year old boy butchered, his body tossed next family house in Benghazi

A kidnapped boy by the name Abdel Raouf Al-Ojali was find killed at the door of his house Monday morning after being away for over three days when kidnappers took him and told his family to pay 2 million dinars for his return. The boy was found “slayed” according to social media sources, and...