Libya

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...

France to take in African migrants evacuated form Libya to Niger by UNHCR

  • 20 November 2017 - 13:15
France to take in African migrants evacuated form Libya to Niger by UNHCR

France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to NIger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Monday. After experiencing appalling living conditions at camps in the north African country, the refugees were taken to Niger on Nov 11 by the UN...

Manchester United’s midfielder Pogpa prays for “slaves in Libya”

  • 19 November 2017 - 22:36
Manchester United’s midfielder Pogpa prays for “slaves in Libya”

The midfield star wrote: "While very happy to be back, my prayers go to those suffering slavery in Libya. May Allah be by your side and may this cruelty come to an end!" This comes after the CNN had reported last week that there are slave auctions and markets in Libya's southern region as well...

South Korea provides UNDP with 1.5 million dollars to support Libyan institutions

  • 19 November 2017 - 22:02
South Korea provides UNDP with 1.5 million dollars to support Libyan institutions

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Libya, Mr. Kim Young-Chae, and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya, Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, signed an agreement today at the Korean Embassy to...