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Trend of violent deaths, exposure, starvation and dehydration for migrants in North Africa:IOM

At least 250 migrants have died in Libya and Sudan out of 471 deaths and disappearances recorded on the African continent this year by the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Missing Migrant Project. This week, the remains of 34 migrants were found near the Algerian-Niger border.

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Under siege in central Sirte IS strikes back with suicide attacks

Forces loyal to Libya’s Unity government said they have consolidated a siege around Islamic State fighters in Sirte, in preparation for the “final battle” to take the jihadi stronghold. Pushed back into a 15 to 20 square km area in central Sirte, the Islamic State Group is meanwhile scaling up …

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Obama administration lays out $56 million plan for Libya

The Obama administration is throwing its weight behind Libya’s new UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), laying out a $56 million aid plan for the coming months. The State Department plans to reallocate $35 million in current and prior year funding to help the political transition in Tripoli, special envoy …

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Libya conference for fighting cyber terrorism

The head of international Libya conference for cyber terrorism, Abdel Qader Erhaim, said that the scientific committee began preliminary preparations to take in scientific participations from Arab countries, specialized industrial companies and international experts, referring that Algeria was the first to participate, followed by Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, and Morocco.

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Libyan forces recapture port in IS stronghold Sirte

Forces allied with Libya’s unity government have recaptured the port in Islamic State [IS] group’s stronghold Sirte, officials said on Saturday. The government of national accord [GNA] forces continue in their advance towards the city centre after retaking a residential area in the east of Sirte, spokesman Mohammed al-Aredi told …

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Is the West about to repeat its mistakes in Libya?

Is the international community about to help Libya fix itself and gain stability or will it repeat the same errors of judgment and commit more mistakes than it did five years ago? Those mistakes helped make Libya become more chaotic, more ungovernable and more destabilizing to its immediate and regional …

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