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. …
Italy gives Libya 35 million euros to secure southern borders
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.
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.
Libya-Tunisia border crossing of Wazin closed for sixth day in a row
The Libyan-Tunisian border that lies at the Wazin and Dehiba towns has been shut down since last Wednesday.
EUBAM, Libya review border security in the country
The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) discussed on Sunday the country’s border security.
Dhehiba crossing between Libya and Tunisia closed for the fifth day
Transit traffic at Dhehiba border crossing between Tunisia and Libya has stopped for the fifth consecutive day due to protests by Tunisian traders.
Sudan to address illegal migration to Libya in cooperation with AU
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir announced yesterday that he is willing to fight illegal migration to Libya in cooperation with the African Union’s Peace and Security Council.
Egyptian warplanes strike suspect terrorist convoy from Libya
Hard on the House of Representatives’ (HoR) sending its regrets to Cairo over the terrorist ambush in western Egypt in which at least 54 security personnel died, Egyptian warplanes have struck a suspect convoy entering the country from Libya.
Egypt-Libyan border threatened with closure over Tobruk port shutdown
The municipality and elders of Musaid town on the border with Egypt threatened to shut the border crossing in solidarity with the employees and workers of the Tobruk port, which was shut by the eastern government at the orders of the military strongman Khalifa Haftar.
Ras Jedir border crossing remains closed
For the third day in a row, the Ras Jedir border crossing between Libya and Tunis has remained closed to traffic. According to the border post’s Facebook page, the only exceptions are ambulances and travellers returning home.