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The Problem with Creating Unity

[ISS] Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strongman who is widely regarded as the most important player in the overcrowded cast of characters determining Libya's uncertain future, has aptly been called the 'divisive unifier'. (AllAfrica)

How Do You Provide Life-Saving Medical Care in Conflict-Ridden Libya? Rent a Van

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] How do you provide life-saving medical care in a conflict-ridden country? (AllAfrica)

Sisi Meets Libya's Sarraj On Arab Summit Sidelines

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi urged on Saturday 14/4/2018 all parties in Libya to promote the country's national interests and spare no efforts to achieve stability, rebuild state institutions, and hold elections within 2018, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement. (AllAfrica)

Egypt Supports Libyan Political Process and Army Unification - Spokesman

[Focac] Tripoli -The Libya's UN-backed government said Tuesday that the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has reiterated his support for the political process and efforts to unite the Libyan army. (AllAfrica)

Number of Migrants Detained in Libya Down Sharply, Says Government

[Shabelle] The number of migrants detained in Libya has dropped by four-fifths since May 2017, a senior government official told AFP on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Libya Expresses Willingness to Join Belt and Road Initiative

[Focac] Libya's UN-backed Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed M'etig on Monday revealed that Libya desires to develop its economy by joining in the Belt and Road Initiative at a meeting with Wang Qimin, Charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Libya. (AllAfrica)

China Supports UN Plan for Political Settlement in Libya - Envoy

[Focac] Chinese Charge d'Affaires to Libya Wang Qimin (2nd L) meets with Khaled al-Meshri (C), the newly-appointed head of the Libyan Higher Council of State in Tripoli, Libya, April 15, 2018. Chinese Charge d'Affaires to Libya Wang Qimin on Sunday said that China supports the political settlement in Libya as part of the UN-proposed action plan. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia) (AllAfrica)

Oba of Benin Lauded for Financial Assistance to Libya Returnees

[Guardian] Benin City -The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has been commended for giving succour to some Nigerian returnees from Libya who will receive three months allowance from the Oba Ewuare II Foundation. (AllAfrica)

UN Report - Armed Groups Control Libyan Prisons, Torture Rampant

[Ghanaian Times] Armed groups in Libya are killing and torturing detainees in prisons, some nominally under government control, where thousands of civilians are being unlawfully held, the United Nations said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Abera Hits Four As Ethiopia Dismantle Libya

[CAF] Ethiopia put seven past Libya in their second leg clash on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, to reach the final round. (AllAfrica)

Hundreds Killed Under Libya Rebels' Detention

[CAJ News] Tripoli -ARMED groups in Libya, some affiliated to the government, are accused of murder and other human rights violations against thousands of civilians they have detained . (AllAfrica)

Libya Test for Ethiopia As Hopefuls Begin Ghana Race

[CAF] The journey to the Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2018 starts on Wednesday with the First Round matches of the qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

Niger Delta Youths Seek NDDC's Assistance for Libya Returnees

[This Day] Port Harcourt -The Niger Delta Youth Movement (NDYM), the Umbrella youth organisation in the Niger Delta Region, has called on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to partner relevant agencies in giving assistance to Libya returnees from the region as well as embark on programmes that would discourage human trafficking. (AllAfrica)

Obaseki Lauds Benin Monarch's Salary Support for Libya Returnees

[Daily Trust] Benin -The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has lauded the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewaure II, over salary support for Libya returnees, describing it as landmark effort in rehabilitating the returnees. (AllAfrica)

Human Trafficking - I Slept Among Corpses in Libya - Nigerian Returnee

[Vanguard] Benin City -Imasuen Richie was one of the youngmen who left Nigeria for Libya in 2016 with a view to finally land in Europe in search of greener pastures. But sadly, he found himself inside the Libyan prison after he was sold as a slave. It was in that situation that he met CNN crew who came into the prison where he narrated his ordeal and that of other Nigerians in prison. Just last month, the CNN crew visited Edo state to do a report on Human Trafficking and also spoke to Richie. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Returnees From Libya, Niger Face Uncertain Future

[IPS] Dakar -Bouba Diop looks in delight at his uncle's newly refurbished food canteen in the poor township of Keur Massar on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital Dakar. (AllAfrica)

Oba of Benin to Pay Libya Returnees 3-Months Stipend

[Daily Trust] Benin -The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has placed 78 Libya returnees from Edo state on a stipend of N20,000 each for a period of three months. (AllAfrica)

Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Libya Attack - US Military

[VOA] A high-ranking al-Qaida official was one of two terrorists killed in a joint U.S.-Libyan airstrike Saturday in southwestern Libya. (AllAfrica)

6th Round of Meetings of Libyan Army Delegation

[Egypt Online] Under the kind auspices of sister Egypt and with honest national efforts undertaken by its political leadership that stems out of its historical role toward its brethren in Libya (through the Egyptian committee concerned with the Libyan issue), and with an honest desire to undertake their historical responsibilities toward their people and nation in this critical phase Libya is going through, members of the Libyan military institution resumed the rounds of meetings hosted by Egypt to unify the Libyan army (AllAfrica)

Sarkozy's Lawyer to Appeal Restrictions in Libya Probe

[RFI] The lawyer of Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday he would appeal restrictions imposed on the ex-president after he was charged with financing his 2007 election campaign with money from late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi. (AllAfrica)

Credible, Inclusive Elections a This Year a 'Top Priority' - UN

[VOA] The United Nations' top official in Libya said holding credible and inclusive elections there by the end of this year is a top priority. (AllAfrica)

Efforts to Evacuate Nigerian Migrants in Libya Still On-Going - Official

[Daily Trust] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said that Federal Government was working round the clock to ensure evacuation of all Nigerians trapped in the slave camp in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Ex-President Sarkozy Still in Police Custody

[Cameroon Tribune] Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on March 21, 2018 spent his second night in police custody after being picked up a day earlier for questioning over allegations that he received campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. Police are investigating alleged irregularities over the financing of Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign. French-Lebanese businessman, Ziad Takieddine in November 2016 told the French news website Mediapart that between 2006 and 2007, he handed over three su (AllAfrica)

No Free Elections in Current Climate

[HRW] Geneva -The United Nations should urge the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord and competing authorities in eastern Libya to create conditions conducive to a free and fair vote before rushing to hold general elections in 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)

Mediterranean - European Govts Continue to Obstruct Lifesaving Rescues and Return People to Unsafe Conditions in Libya

[MSF] The decision by Italian authorities to seize Open Arms, a rescue vessel belonging to the Spanish NGO Proactiva, shortly after its crew rescued and disembarked 216 people in the Central Mediterranean on Sunday is the latest in a long series of actions obstructing non-governmental organizations from carrying out lifesaving rescue operations at sea, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda 'Ready' for African Migrants From Israel, Libya

[East African] Rwanda has reiterated its readiness to receive African migrants from Israel and Libya. (AllAfrica)

MP - RSF 'Illegally Confiscated 321 Vehicles' in North Darfur - Libya Border Area

[Radio Dabanga] El Malha -The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia have been accused of illegally confiscating of 321 vehicles from their owners during the past ten days at the area of Jebel Eisa near the town of El Malha, that sees much traffic across the border to Libya, without explaining the reasons. (AllAfrica)

Thousands of Migrants Released From Libya Detention

[CAJ News] Tripoli -THE number of migrants detained in Libya has decreased five-fold since humanitarian organisation and governments resumed the exercise to resume the evacuation of thousands stranded in the North African country. (AllAfrica)

Refugees Stuck in Libyan Prisons As UN Evacuation Plan Stalls

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -An emergency plan to evacuate refugees from dangerous prisons in Libya has stalled because European countries are taking too long to resettle them, the United Nations said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Thousands of Migrants Return Home Safely From Libya

[UN News] Since last November, 10,171 migrants have safely returned from Libya, the United Nations migration agency announced Tuesday, crediting the achievement to a scale up of its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme. (AllAfrica)

AU Supports 5,200 Migrants Return From Libya - IOM

[Premium Times] The African Union (AU) has supported 5,200 migrants to return home safely from Libya since November 2017, the International Organisation for Migration's (IOM) Mission in Libya, has said. (AllAfrica)