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Chukwu Charges Eagles to Go for Victory Against Libya

[Daily Trust] A former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, yesterday called on the Super Eagles to go for victory over the Libyans in their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers scheduled for next month. (AllAfrica)

EU Urges End to Libya Violence As Death Toll Soars

[Deutsche Welle] Fighting between rival militias in Tripoli has left more than 100 people dead since late August despite a UN-backed ceasefire. The EU has warned that those violating a fragile ceasefire "will face consequences." (AllAfrica)

NFF May Seek Change in Date of Eagles, Libya Clash

[Guardian] Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may seek another change in date for the first leg of the Super Eagles' Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, reports The website revealed that NFF officials are worried that the stadium might not contain all the fans expected for the match as was the case when Nigeria hosted Egypt at the arena last year. (AllAfrica)

Over 1 500 Migrants Drown En-Route to Spain

[CAJ News] Tripoli -Some 1 586 migrants and refugees have died during attempts to reach Spain via the Mediterranean Sea this year. (AllAfrica)

At Libya's Unchecked Southern Borders, a Key to Easing the Migration Crisis

[IRIN] Tripoli -As the EU sets new policies and makes deals with African nations to deter hundreds of thousands of migrants from seeking new lives on the continent, what does it mean for those following dreams northwards and the countries they transit through? From returnees in Sierra Leone and refugees resettled in France to smugglers in Niger and migrants in detention centres in Libya, IRIN explores their choices and challenges in this multi-part special report, Destination Europe. (AllAfrica)

Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Wide Inequalities Cast Shadow On Human Development Progress

[UNDP] New York -According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries. (AllAfrica)

More Than 100 Migrants Die Off Libya Coast - Aid Group

[VOA] More than 100 migrants in two rubber boats died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya in early September, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). (AllAfrica)

Human Traffickers in Libya Are Posing As UN Staff, Says Refugee Agency

[UN News] The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has called on Libyan authorities to take action against criminals targeting desperate refugees and migrants, amid reports that smugglers and traffickers in the country are impersonating Agency staff. (AllAfrica)

UN Condemns 'Cowardly' Attack On Libya's National Oil Corporation Headquarters

[UN News] The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned Monday's attack on the National Oil Company (NOC) headquarters in Tripoli. (AllAfrica)

Armed Group Storms State Oil Company in Tripoli

[Deutsche Welle] Gunmen have launched a violent attack on the headquarters of Libya's national oil firm, leaving several dead and many more injured. The head of the oil firm described it as a "very violent attack" with "random shooting." (AllAfrica)

CIA Likely to Launch Drone Strikes in Libya - Report

[allAfrica] The American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is preparing to carry out secret drone attacks against militants in Libya, a leading U.S. newspaper reports. (AllAfrica)

Sudan Militia Prevents Smuggling of 154 Men to Libya

[Radio Dabanga] El Malha / Khartoum -The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Sudan's main militia, have thwarted the smuggling of 154 young men from North Darfur to Libya last week. (AllAfrica)

Libya a Bigger Threat Than South Africa, Owolabi Warns Eagles

[Guardian] Former International, Felix Owolabi has described as a serious threat the statement credited to Libyan coach, Adel Amrouche that Nigeria would be easier for them than South Africa in the Cameroun 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying series. Libya held the Bafana Bafana to a goalless draw in South Africa, while Nigeria defeated Seychelles 2-0 in Victoria on matchday two at the weekend. (AllAfrica)

2019 Afcon Qualifiers - Eagles Will Brush Libya Aside, Etebo Assures

[Vanguard] Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo is optimistic that the team will beat Libya and collect all six points, and put to bed their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

2019 Afcon Qualifiers - Rohr Shifts Attention to Libya

[Vanguard] Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said after the hard earned 3-0 win over Seychelles last Saturday in Victoria, attention has now been shifted to how to collected the maximum points from Libya, when they clash on October 13 in Kaduna. (AllAfrica)

Libya Coach Regrets 'Juju' Comments On Nigeria

[Vanguard] Libya coach Adel Amrouche has eaten his words, after he accused Nigeria's Super Eagles of relying on "Juju" to win their games. (AllAfrica)

Bafana Bafana, Libya in Goalless Draw

[SAFA] Bafana Bafana were held to a goalless draw by Libya thereby failing to take complete control of their Group after Nigeria had beaten Seychelles in another group game. (AllAfrica)

France Pledges to Assist Libya Conduct Peaceful Elections

[Premium Times] France reiterated its support to international efforts assisting elections in Libya by year-end, the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (AllAfrica)

Militias Embrace UN Ceasefire in Tripoli

[Deutsche Welle] The UN has hailed a deal to "end all hostilities" and "protect civilians" after days of deadly clashes in the capital. But some observers have described the deal as "very fragile," warning that it may not last long. (AllAfrica)

Libya's Militias Agree UN Ceasefire in Tripoli

[Deutsche Welle] The UN has hailed a deal to "end all hostilities" and "protect civilians" after days of deadly clashes in the capital. But some observers have described the deal as "very fragile," warning that it may not last long. (AllAfrica)

Somali Migrants Caught in Libya Clashes Evacuated, Says UNHCR

[Shabelle] Hundreds of migrants held in a detention centre south of the Libyan capital were evacuated this week amid fierce clashes between armed groups, the UN's refugee agency said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

UN Agencies Respond As Heavy Fighting Continues in Tripoli, Urge an End to Violence Before It Gets Worse

[UN News] Humanitarian Aid (AllAfrica)

Govt Imposes State of Emergency in Tripoli

[Deutsche Welle] Libya's government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and urged rival militias to stop the violence. At least 39 people have been killed in ongoing clashes between armed groups vying for power. (AllAfrica)

39 Killed in Latest Libya Rebels Warfare

[CAJ News] Tripoli -AT least 39 civilians, including four children, have been killed following clashes between rival armed groups in the Libyan capital Tripoli in recent days. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Urges Calm As Violence Erupts in Libyan Capital

[UN News] Condemning the escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all parties to immediately cease hostilities and grant humanitarian relief to those in need. (AllAfrica)

Libya Closes Tripoli's Only Airport After Rockets Fired

[Deutsche Welle] The only operational airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has suspended all flights. Rival groups have been fighting in Tripoli suburbs over the past few days. (AllAfrica)

Civilians Killed in Tripoli Clashes

[HRW] Beirut -Rival armed groups have killed at least 18 civilians, including four children, since clashes broke out in the southern suburbs of Tripoli on August 26, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Armed groups should urgently allow the hundreds of civilians trapped to leave and allow safe passage of humanitarian and medical aid and take all feasible precautions to avoid or minimize harm to civilians. (AllAfrica)

In Libya, a City Once Run By Islamic State Struggles to Start Again

[IRIN] Sirte -Thousands of Sirte residents are left with destroyed homes, landmines, and little help (AllAfrica)

45 Sentenced to Death for 2011 Killings

[HRW] Beirut -Libya's judiciary convicted 99 defendants in a mass trial on August 15, 2018, sentencing 45 to death and 54 to five years in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. The judiciary has a record of conducting unfair trials. (AllAfrica)

Death Toll Escalating in Libyan Hostilities

[CAJ News] Tripoli -NO less than 130 civilians, including children, have been killed during hostilities in Libya since the beginning of the year. (AllAfrica)