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What Does the European Green Deal Mean for Africa?

Implications for Africa are multifaceted. Most prominently, a decline in European demand for fossil fuels alongside rising demand for cobalt, nickel, and other critical minerals for the energy transition will greatly affect global markets and, by implication, the economies of oil-dependent and mineral-rich African countries. The economy-wide effects of the …

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Climate change raises the stakes in Libya’s crisis

Libya’s close proximity to the shores of Italy and Greece and dominating position at the heart of the Mediterranean make it a valuable strategic prize for the power that can exercise influence over it. Yet Libya’s position at the heart of the Mediterranean comes with another concern, which will grow …

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Al-Koni urges EU not to return immigrants to Libya

The Deputy Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mossa Al-Koni, called on the European Union (EU) to take up its moral responsibility and not return immigrants from the Mediterranean to Libya, saying in a press conference that the EU should achieve development in the source countries because Libya is now …

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Libya urges EUBAM to abide by its mission tasks

The deputy of political affairs at the Libyan Foreign Ministry Mohammed Essa said the European Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) should stick to its tasks in the country and operate via Libyan institutions, rejecting any work by the mission outside the scope of its tasks.

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Menfi to Borrell: Ready to issue presidential order for elections

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council (PC), Mohammed Menfi, told the visiting High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, Wednesday that the PC is with holding elections in all possible ways, including issuing a presidential order that meets the aspirations of …

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Irini commander requests more EU support to implement arms embargo on Libya

Commander of the EU military naval operation Irini Fabio Agostini presented during the 2021 Prague Summit on the innovation and development of the European Defense Industrial Base, the operation’s needs to fully deliver the UN arms embargo on Libya.

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Libya and six Arab States oppose Israel’s entry to the African Union

Egypt, Algeria, the Comoros, Tunisia, Djibouti, Mauritania, and Libya have opposed to Israel’s application for observer membership in the African Union via “Memorandum Verbale of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki” in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

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