Libya has morphed into the Wild West of northern Africa just two years after the fall of the Gadhafi regime. In particular, the Libyan Desert has become a sanctuary for radical forces.
For illegal migrants, Libya’s 2,500km-long southern frontier is wide open.
Libya is to contract foreign security companies to help tighten security at its borders, reports Afriquejet.
The defence ministry appears close to buying sophisticated static and mobile equipment that can be used to protect Libya’s borders.
GHADAMES – Driving from this oasis town deep into the harsh desert, a conspicuous white concrete pole, about 2 ½ metres high, stands out among the countless giant electricity pylons that dot the landscape. Handcarved in the cement at its base are three initials: “L, T, J”. This is where …
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki yesterday announced the creation of security zones along the borders with Algeria and Libya.
“We waited for the opening of this crossing for years,” Libyan trader Mohammed Ben Dahmane told Magharebia. “It will create a commercial traffic that will contribute to the creation of new job opportunities for unemployed in both countries. It will also build an intimate relationship between the Tunisian south and …