European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) has apologized to Libya over the representation of one of its advisors of Libya at the World Customs Organization (WCO) Conference in Brussels.
Foreign Minister of Presidential Council, Mohammed Siyala, has refused to sign the protocol attached to the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AFCFTA) on the freedom of movement of people and the right of residence.
Libya’s eastern-based forces arrested 16 al-Qaida-linked foreign militants in the southern city of Kufra as they were trying to infiltrate into the country, said a statement late Saturday.
The spokesperson of the Libyan Navy forces, Ayoub Qassem, said, on Sunday, that the Libyan territorial waters are penetrated continuously by many fishing boats.
Work was resumed at the Ras Ajdir border crossing between Libya and Tunisia on Saturday, one day after deadly clashes left two people dead.
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday he would propose to parliament transferring some of the country’s troops stationed in Iraq to Niger to fight people smuggling and terrorism.
Since the 1990s, the European Union (EU) has pursued a policy of ‘externalising’ its border controls. In exchange for aid and financial support, it requires North African states to implement measures to suppress irregular migration. Two facts about this policy are widely known, and have been for many years now. …
The Italian Minister of Interior Marco Minniti revealed on Saturday that European countries will provide Libya with 35 million euros next week to support southern borders’ security.
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.
The Libyan-Tunisian border that lies at the Wazin and Dehiba towns has been shut down since last Wednesday.