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Shocking murders expose Libyan government’s weakness

On June 10, Libyans awoke to yet another horrific event — news of the shooting deaths of 12 men whose bodies were then disposed of at different locations around Tripoli. What actually happened and who is to blame remains far from clear. Emerging details suggest the same old pattern of armed militias claiming nominal loyalty to the government …

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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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Kobler: No weapons to the forces fighting ISIS in Sirte until the UNSC makes sure of them

Western media call them “forces loyal to Libya’s internationally backed unity government,” but the Head of UN Mission in Libya Martin Kobler hinted that the identity of these forces is still unclear. On Sunday, Martin Kobler visited the High Council of State where Council President Abdul-Rahman Al-Swaihli expressed displeasure over …

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UNHCR demands “thorough and impartial investigation” into Qaddafi soldiers’ slayings

The UN human rights organisation UNHCR has called on the Government of National Accord in Tripoli to carry out an investigation into the murder last week of 12 Qaddafi-era soldiers and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. The investigation must be “effective, thorough and impartial”, it insists.

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12 freed Gaddafi-era officials found murdered in Libya

Gunmen killed 12 Libyans after their release from jail for taking part in acts of repression during the 2011 revolt against Muammar Gaddafi, officials said on Sunday. A Tripoli court ordered the conditional release of the former government officials on Thursday, and on Friday their bullet-riddled bodies were found in …

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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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PC needs to fix shortages and HoR needs to vote Kobler tells UNSC

The Presidency Council must immediately sort out the dearth of cash, food and power in the west of the country while the House of Representatives in the east must get on with a vote on the Government of National Accord, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler told the UN Security Council in …

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