Chad’s Defense Minister, Mahamat Abali Sala, on Wednesday, announced the closure of his country’s land borders with Libya, Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) citing security reasons for the move.
Thousands of refugees and migrants trapped in detention centres across Libya should be evacuated to Europe, the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.
Egyptian security experts suspect that a wall being constructed by Libya will be ineffective in stopping terrorists and arms smugglers at Libya’s porous eastern border with Egypt.
The French Defense Ministry has announced that its armed forces have intervened in northern Chad and launched airstrikes on an armed group coming in from Libya.
The UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Libya’s Airports Authority to supply it with explosives detectors.
Libya, Chad, Niger and Sudan have agreed to hold a ministerial meeting on border control, in the Nigerian capital of Niamey on February 20.
Tunisia’s biggest union, UGTT, started a nationwide strike Thursday affecting the country’s airports, schools and state media to protest the government’s refusal to raise the salaries of 670,000 public servants.
The United Nations group of experts on Sudan said that the Darfur armed groups have reinforced their presence in Libya, some of whom had participated in the military operations carried out by the so-called Dignity Forces.
Three of Chadian opposition mercenaries were killed at midnight on Tuesday in the city of Sabha. Local media reported according to sources from Sabha that the mercenaries were killed by locals from the city, adding that two others were captured, one of them injured.
The European Union (EU) have chosen Tripoli and Tunisia as the HQ of the governing board for borders and reform of security services in Libya.