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Libya’s instability made migrants endure inhuman conditions

While Libya is going through political division and nation-wide conflicts, migrants from all African countries continue to be the victim of individual and militia abuse in the capital and elsewhere around the country, according to IOM and other relief organisations as well as Operation Sophia of the EU off Libya’s …

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Russia in Libya, A Driver for Escalation?

Since summer 2016 Russia has stealthily joined the fray in Libya, having disengaged in 2011 when its hopes at protecting up to $10 billion in contracts with the Qaddafi regime were frustrated. In early November, a small number of Russian military technicians appeared on the ground in Cyrenaica, reportedly to …

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Serraj and French President Hollande in security cooperation talks in Marrakesh

French help in training the presidential guard and on cooperation on security and the fight in Libya against the so-called Islamic State were at the centre of talks today in Marrakesh between Faiez Serraj, head of the Presidency Council (PC), and French President Francois Hollande.

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Joint Communique by League of Arab States, African Union and United Nations (UNSMIL)

1. The League of Arab States, the African Union, and the United Nations held a trilateral meeting at the headquarters of the League of Arab States on 25 October 2016 to discuss the situation in Libya and the means to further cooperation between the three organizations in order to advance …

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Arab League, African Union and UN move to coordinate Libya policy

UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler and former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, the African Union’s High Representative to Libya, have joined Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit in Cairo today for a trilateral meeting aimed at streamlining policy on Libya between the three bodies.

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Libya: Rival group seizes UN-backed government offices

Libya’s UN-backed government has suffered a new setback after forces loyal to a political rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.

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