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International community must do more to help Libya says Eni chairman

The international community must help Libya in its efforts to resolveits crisis and in moving forward, the head of Eni Claudio Descalzi said today in Brussels. But while insisting that Libya must remain united, he also warned that elections could be some long way off.

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Through the strains: a viable roadmap for Libya?

Six years after Qaddafi’s death, the Libyan crisis has not been solved. The country continues to be divided between a parliament (and executive) in Tobruk and a Presidential Council (headed by Fayez al-Serraj) in Tripoli that is backed by the United Nations.

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EU, UN, African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people-smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants, in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya, officials said.

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Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell Libya migrant crisis with private police

Erik Prince, the founder of the private military contractor Blackwater, is pushing a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya with a proposal involving a privately-trained police force that would mirror his company’s work in Afghanistan. The proposal, he said, would be a more humanitarian option for the …

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How the EU is responsible for slavery in Libya

Migrants and refugees being sold into slavery in Libya is not really new information. In April 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that along the North African migrant routes its staff discovered “slave markets” where hundreds of African young men are being tormented.

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AU offers help to stop abuse of migrants in Libya

The African Union (AU) has offered to help the Libyan authorities detect human traffickers as well as provide facilities for migrants moving through the country. The offer came in talks today between Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj and the AU’s Commissioner for Social Affairs, Amira El Fadil, and follows …

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