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Libya Returnees - Govt Scores Edo Govt High On Reintegration Effort

[This Day] Efforts of the Edo State Government at caring for its indigenes evacuated from Libya through several returnees' welfare initiatives have received the commendation of the federal government. (AllAfrica)

Soccer Star Fashanu Dubs Eagles, Libya Clash Battle Against Slavery

[This Day] Former football star, John Fashanu, has likened the forthcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) match between Libya and Nigeria as a battle against slavery. (AllAfrica)

Human Smuggling and Libya's Political End Game

[ISS] Migrant boat crossings in the Mediterranean usually peak around July and August but the number of boats dropped dramatically in 2017. This comes largely as a result of a migration-focused unilateral intervention by Italy, which needed to show results to a frustrated electorate that has borne a lot of Europe's migrant burden. (AllAfrica)

Libya Returnee's Father Consulted Ifa, Herbalists, Pastors to Ensure She Doesn't Enter Europe

[Vanguard] Mr. Kehinde Enabulele, father of Eki, one of the 846 Edo indigenes repatriated from Libya yesterday, said he visited an Ifa priest, native doctors and pastors to ensure that Eki cannot enter Europe, but return home safely. (AllAfrica)

64 Feared Dead As Trafficking Boat Sinks in Mediterranean

[VOA] As many as 64 migrants are feared dead when rescuers found an overcrowded trafficker's boat sinking off the coast of Libya, officials said Monday. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Speed Up Repatriating Migrants From Libya

[Vanguard] Nigeria is to speed up repatriating its citizens from Libya which has been accused of exploiting and ill-treating migrants, its foreign minister said in Tripoli on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Over 160 Libyan Soldiers Killed in Benghazi in 2017 - Official

[Focac] Tripoli -More than 160 soldiers of Libyan eastern-based army were killed in 2017 during military operations against terrorist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to a military official. (AllAfrica)

180 Nigerians to Return From Libya On Monday

[Premium Times] The International Organisation for Migration, IOM, would on January 8 repatriate 180 Nigerians stranded in Libya back to their home country. (AllAfrica)

Trafficking - Nigerian Govt Delegation Off to Libya

[Premium Times] The federal government's special delegation, led by Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Wednesday departed Abuja for Tripoli, the Libyan Capital to evacuate Nigerians trapped in that country. (AllAfrica)

The Libyan Slave Trade and the Hypocrisy of the African Elite

[Public Agenda] In the past four weeks, we have all been regaled with stories of the Libyan slave trade. Sad as this is, we should ask ourselves as Africans, how did we get here? How did we create societies in which our young people see the need to take to the Atlantic Ocean, including those who cannot swim, instead of staying back home to help build their societies and decent lives for themselves? (AllAfrica)

Food Security in North Africa Deteriorating, Warns UN

[CISA] Cairo -Food security in North Africa and the Middle East is quickly deteriorating because of conflict in several countries in the region, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on December 21. (AllAfrica)

Forgotten War - A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?

[Africa Renewal] Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them touched on the violence ripping it apart. Even the Times' gesture merely highlighted the latest permutation of the US government's foreign military decisions. (AllAfrica)

Militants Blow Up Major Oil Pipeline - Sources

[Deutsche Welle] A major oil pipeline in Libya has been bombed by unknown militants. Oil flows have been reduced by as much as 100,000 bpd. (AllAfrica)

Explosion At Major Oil Pipeline in Libya - Reports

[Deutsche Welle] One of Libya's main oil export terminals has reportedly been shut down following a blast. Crude oil prices rose after the event. (AllAfrica)

Turkey's President Erdogan on Africa - allAfrica's Exclusive Interview

[allAfrica] Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, speaking in an interview with AllAfrica ahead of a visit to three Muslim-majority African nations, has spoken out strongly against the selling of African migrants into slavery, and in favour of women's rights. He has also rejected criticism of Turkey's record on media freedom. (AllAfrica)

Libyan Minister Lauds Morocco's Role in Restoring Political Stability in His Country

[MAP] Rabat -Minister of labour and training in the national union government in Libya Mehdi Ouaredmi El Amine Kadinou lauded, Wednesday in Rabat, Morocco's role in establishing political stability in his country. (AllAfrica)

Cameroonians Come Home After Horrific Migrant Journey

[VOA] More than 700 Cameroon migrants who were stranded in Libya have been brought back to the central African state by the International Organization for Migration. The migrants say they were seeking greener pastures in North Africa and Europe. Instead, they were robbed by gangs, arrested and often forced into slavery. (AllAfrica)

400 Children Killed At Sea in Trip to Europe

[CAJ News] Tripoli -MORE than 400 children have died this year trying to reach Europe by sea through Libya, the North African country at the centre of a slave trade scandal. (AllAfrica)

Just in - Libya Announces Maximum Security Alert in Tripoli

[Vanguard] Libya on Tuesday announced a state of maximum security alert in the capital Tripoli, a security source said. (AllAfrica)

Joint AU-EU-UN Taskforce Meeting to Address the Migrant Situation in Libya

[African Union] Brussels -As the African Union continues to step up its exchanges with African countries of origin to provide consular services to their nationals in Libya and granting of landing rights and neighbouring countries to grant over flight permits. The AU also welcomes and encourages its Member States to receive and resettle refugees and asylum seekers who cannot go back to their countries of origin and further welcomes those Member States that have offered logistic support to the evacuation exercise. Against that backdr (AllAfrica)

Actionaid Wants AU to Sanction Libya Over Slave Trade Allegations

[Guardian] Abuja -Piqued at the reports on the sale of some African citizens as slaves in Libya, ActionAid International has called on the African Union (AU) to suspend the country until all captive and bonded persons are released. (AllAfrica)

More Nigerians Return From Libya

[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Monday received 167 stranded Nigerians from Libya, bringing the total number of Nigerians brought back to the country in the last four days to 532. (AllAfrica)

Vulnerable Children, Women Evacuated From Hostile Libya

[CAJ News] Tripoli -THE United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has evacuated 74 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Niger. A vast majority of these are children and women, numbering 51 and 22 respectively. (AllAfrica)

Walking Into Slavery

[This Day] Adibe Emenyonu writes on the endless tales of woe recounted by Edo returnees from Libya. (AllAfrica)

196 Migrants Arrive From Libya

[The Point] At least 196 more Gambian migrants have arrived from Libya on Thursday as human rights violation continues in the North African country. (AllAfrica)

UNHCR Evacuates 74 Vulnerable Refugees From Libya to Niger

[UNHCR] UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated during the night of 14-15 December, 74 vulnerable refugees, the vast majority children and women, from Libya to Niger. (AllAfrica)

Citizens Repatriated From Libya After Slavery Reports

[Foroyaa] One Hundred and sixty-four Gambians have arrived from Libya on December 13th 2017, after being repatriated amid human slavery reports. Each of them was given D3,555 as transport refunds, this reporter can confirm. (AllAfrica)

NBM Moves to Partner Govt, Empower, Resettle Libya Returnees

[This Day] The Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa Worldwide has stated that it is perfecting arrangements to partner the federal government in order to empower and resettle Nigerians who were recently repatriated from Libya on account of slave trade and other inhuman activities being perpetrated in that country. (AllAfrica)

Up to One Million Enslaved Migrants, Victims of 'Europe's Complicity'

[IPS] Rome -"European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by Libyan immigration authorities in appalling conditions in Libya," Amnesty International charged in the wake of global outrage over the sale of migrants in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Another Batch of 387 Nigerians Return From Libya With Tales of Woe

[Guardian] Barely a week after 401 Nigerians returned from Libya, another batch of 387 have been evacuated and returned home with tales of woe. (AllAfrica)

Plans Underway to Re-Open Embassy in Libya

[Ghana Govt.] Government will facilitate the re-opening of Ghana's Embassy in Libya, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has disclosed. (AllAfrica)