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Migrants bound for Europe create crisis in Libya’s southern deserts

In a hospital trauma ward in downtown Sebha, a decrepit city that’s a major migrant-smuggling hub in southern Libya, a man from Niger lay in a stupor, suffering from multiple fractures and a gangrened limb. He’d been here a week, since he was rescued from the Sahara after the vehicle …

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For migrants in southern Libya, a whole desert to cross

Ghat, Libya – In the shadow of Ghat’s ancient medina, a small cluster of migrants from West African and Sahel states take refuge under the hilltop fort from the scorching sun. They are searching for work, money, and a ride with people-smugglers across the desert to Libya’s north.

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UNSMIL Welcomes Misrata-Tawergha Agreement at Tunis Meeting 27-28 May 2015

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the agreement reached by the delegations of Misrata and Tawergha at a meeting in Tunis on 28 May 2015 as another important step in achieving justice and ensuring the right of return in safety and dignity of the Tawerghans to their …

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Troubled tribal talks

Organisers of the conference of Libyan tribes in Cairo have announced a three-day suspension of activities following its inaugural session at 5:00pm on Monday. The reason given was that the representatives of the tribes in western and southern Libya had been prevented from attending this session due to the interruption …

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Tobruk-Tripoli feud over LIA, Libya Post continues in courts

The feud for the control of Libyan assets held in Malta continues after members of the ‘Tobruk LIA’ – representatives of the internationally-recognised Libyan government – replied to a petition from Tripoli to refuse recognition to the directors of the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAIP). The LAIP is owned by …

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Mogherini condemns Thinni assassination bid; HoR members appear in dark about events

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has condemned yesterday’s assassination attempt in Torbuk against Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni. It was “an outrageous assault to further destabilise Libya”, she said. Libyans needed to unite, she added, in order to prevent such attempts “that undermine Libyan efforts to find a …

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