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A Constitutional Panacea for Libya?

Libya’s Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) approved the final draft of a new constitution on July 29. Four days earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted internationally recognized Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his rival Khalifa Haftar in Paris, where they agreed  to hold parliamentary and presidential elections “as soon as possible.” …

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Libya’s children scarred and haunted by war: ‘It’s all they know’

“My children spent years running from the slightest of sounds; a knock on the door or the sound of fireworks outside. It took a long time for them to understand that not every sound was that of guns,” Ayah, a single mother of three, said as she ran after her …

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Armed Sabrathans crack down on migrant smuggling says mayor

Sabratha’s mayor Hassen Dhawadi has said that his town is fed up with the activities of people-smugglers launching migrants from neighbourhood beaches and is clamping down by mounting armed patrols.

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Libya: Six years on path of return for displaced Tawarghas remains blocked

Six years since the Tawarghas were displaced from their hometown by Misratah militia forces in August 2011, the community of about 40,000 people are still unable to return safely to their homes, Amnesty International said today.

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Militia group halts oil production at Sharara oil field

Crude production at Sharara oil field, southwestern Libya, was halted on Sunday after a tribal militia from the mountain town of Zintan closed Al-Rayana pipeline connecting the country’s largest oilfield with Zawiya oil terminal a day before.

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Daesh orphans held in Misrata to be returned to Sudan

Misrata is to hand over the last seven Sudanese children it still holds to the Sudanese consul in Tripoli so they can be returned home. The parents of the seven, who were taken into custody in Sirte last year, were all killed fighting for the so-called Islamic State.

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