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Libya is going to elections, constitution referendum in 2018: Prime Minister says

The Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj has disclosed that there has been agreement with the Libyan National Elections Commission to organize the parliamentary and presidential elections early in 2018.

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Chance for Libya elections as ‘international interference’ declines, UN envoy says

United Nations Libya envoy Ghassan Salame on Saturday urged the war-torn country to seize an opportunity to forge its own path forward towards elections next year as “international interference” declines in the country.

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Sudanese Justice and Equality militias given free pass by pro-Haftar officials in southern Libya

Forces loyal to the Presidential Council said they had found documents at the pro-Khalifa Haftar military governor of the southern region that demand facilitation for the movement of Sudanese Justice and Equality militias between Al-Jufra and Sabha.

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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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African refugees bought, sold and murdered in Libya

Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in “slave markets” across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told Al Jazeera, with many of them held for ransom or forced into prostitution and sexual exploitation to pay their captors and smugglers.

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