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Hifter set to cast wide influence in potential Libyan elections

In a surprising move, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, Libya’s eastern military strongman, announced his acceptance of elections in Libya as a way out of the political deadlock in the war-ravaged country. Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Mesmari announced the decision in a news conference Dec. 27.

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Making money from EU’s migration policies in Libya

In recent weeks, the unfolding tragedy of refugees stuck in the Libyan migration system has caught the eye of the European public. The conditions they face are terrible: beatings, torture, systematic rape, slave trade and killings.

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700.000 illegal migrants in Libya, 30.000 of whom are in detention centers, Libyan official

There are 700.000 illegal immigrants in Libya, 30.000 of whom are in detention centers across Libya, revealed Milad Al-Saadi; the media advisor of Libyan Anti-Illegal Immigration Authority (AIIA).

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Over 100 migrants rescued east of Tripoli

Some 113 migrants, all from sub-Saharan Africa, were rescued by the Tripoli coastguard today when their boat got into difficulties. According to a coastguard, the rescue took place off “eastern” Tripoli. He would not divulge where but it is thought to be Garabulli, 60 kilometres east of the capital.

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Libyan outrage: slavery or borders?

Since the 1990s, the European Union (EU) has pursued a policy of ‘externalising’ its border controls. In exchange for aid and financial support, it requires North African states to implement measures to suppress irregular migration. Two facts about this policy are widely known, and have been for many years now. …

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