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IOM Helps Somali Migrants Stranded in Libya to Return Home

[Shabelle] IOM, the International Organization for Migration, in collaboration with the Libyan and Somali Governments and with support from the European Union, facilitated the voluntary return to Mogadishu of 150 Somali migrants stranded in Libya. The majority of them had been held in Government-run detention centres. (AllAfrica)

Is Libya Ready for Elections?

[VOA] Rival Libyan leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries meeting Tuesday in Paris agreed in principle the strife-torn North African state should hold elections later this year. (AllAfrica)

150 Somali Returnees Arrive From Libya

[Dalsan Radio] 150 Somalia nationals arrived at the Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu from Libya where many had been stranded. This is the latest batch of Somali returnees repatriated from Libya since the government initiated the process in December 2017. (AllAfrica)

Libyan Conflict - Stakeholders Commit to Hold Elections This Year

[Cameroon Tribune] An international conference in Paris, France on May 29, 2018 fixed presidential and parliamentary polls for December 10, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Requests Information On Sudan Prisoners in Libya

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A Member of Parliament called upon the Speaker of Parliament to shed a light on the situation of Sudanese people held in prisons in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Woman Gives Birth to Miracle Baby At Sea

[CAJ News] Tripoli -A WOMAN saved at sea en-route to Europe has given birth to a baby boy aboard a rescue ship. (AllAfrica)

Medical Group Says Many Migrants Killed in Escape

[Shabelle] Over 100 migrants and refugees held captive by human traffickers were shot at while escaping from a clandestine prison in northwestern Libya and there were numerous deaths and injuries, Doctors Without Borders said Friday. (AllAfrica)

UN: Attacks on Healthcare Facilities in Libya Likely War Crimes

[VOA] The United Nations -- in a joint report by the UN Human Rights Office and the U.N. Support Mission in Libya -- condemns widespread, indiscriminate attacks by all armed groups in Libya against healthcare facilities and personnel, saying they could constitute war crimes. (AllAfrica)

How Far Can Europe Push Back Its Borders? the Case of France in Niger

[The Conversation Africa] Migration control is now "high politics" in Europe and a priority for the EU. For example, on May 2, 2018, the European Commission proposed that the budget for the management of external borders, migration and asylum - set at 13 billion euros for the period 2014-2020 - be raised to 34.9 billion euros. (AllAfrica)

National Conversation Reveals Libyans' Desire for 'United and Sovereign Nation' - UN Representative

[UN News] Conversations taking place across Libya indicate that citizens are "yearning for a united and sovereign nation," the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council in New York on Monday. (AllAfrica)

'100 Edo State Learners Trafficked to Libya in Four Months'

[Premium Times] No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months. (AllAfrica)

Europe Should Help Get Fuel Off Libya's Fire

[ISS] Speaking in Geneva recently, Libya's National Oil Corporation head Mustafa Sanalla launched an impassioned plea to European partners to help his country combat fuel smuggling. The practice of smuggling heavily subsidised fuel from Libya (fuel there costs as little as US$0.02c/0.03c per litre) is costing the country an estimated US$750 million a year. (AllAfrica)

Decree Gives Blank Cheque to Militiamen Who Persecute Journalists

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate withdrawal of a decree by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord in Tripoli that would turn a militia guilty of abuses against journalists into an anti-crime unit with very broad surveillance powers. (AllAfrica)

Caring for Migrants and Refugees 'Enduring Hell' in Detention

[MSF] In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontičres (MSF) teams are working to care for migrants and refugees in the Bani Walid region and in detention centers in Khoms and Misrata. Here, MSF head of mission Christophe Biteau shares his analysis of the current situation. (AllAfrica)

18 Killed, Scores Injured in Libya Tribal Wars

[CAJ News] Tripoli -SOME 18 civilians have died and 86 injured after recurring clashes between rival tribal groups in southwestern Libya. Humanitarian health agencies are resultantly battling low blood transfusion stocks. (AllAfrica)

Former Harambee Stars Coach Lands New Role

[Nation] Former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche has signed a two-year contract with Libya Football Federation (LFF) to become the country's national team coach, Nation Sport can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Battle for Derna Endangers Civilians

[HRW] Forces under Gen. Khalifa Hiftar have started a land and air operation to wrest the eastern city of Derna from an alliance of militant armed groups, Human Rights Watch said today. All parties to the conflict are obligated to respect the laws of war and spare civilians and civilian infrastructure. (AllAfrica)

Niger Deports Sudanese to Libya

[AI London] More than a hundred Sudanese nationals deported to Libya in critical situation and at risk of serious abuses including torture (AllAfrica)

Niger Sends Sudanese Refugees Back to Libya

[IRIN] Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped. (AllAfrica)

Libyans Deserve Justice, As War Crime Suspects Remain At Large - Prosecutor

[UN News] Despite an International Criminal Court arrest warrant, a Libyan war crimes suspect remains at large and could have committed further murders, the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, told the Security Council on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Migrants Sue Italy Over Collaboration With Libyan Coast Guard

[VOA] Italy's collaboration with Libya to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean is facing a legal challenge. A lawsuit filed in the European Court of Human Rights asserts that Italy's work with the Libyan coast guard has forced thousands of people to return to Libya against their will, subjecting them to inhumane conditions. (AllAfrica)

17 Nigerian Migrants Sue Italy for Returning Them to Libya

[Vanguard] Seventeen Nigerian migrants who survived a deadly sea crossing last year have filed a lawsuit against Italy for violating their rights by supporting Libya's efforts to return them to North Africa, their lawyers said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Commander Declares 'Zero Hour' for Campaign to Take City

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tripoli/Libya -Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar announced the start of military operations to "liberate" the eastern city of Derna on Monday after his forces clashed with rival militias on the city's outskirts. (AllAfrica)

Seven Pregnant Women, 211 Other Nigerians Return From Libya

[Premium Times] A batch of 218 Nigerians, which included seven pregnant women, on Tuesday voluntarily returned from the volatile North African country of Libya where they had been stranded enroute Europe. (AllAfrica)

Again, 218 Nigerian Deportees Arrive From Libya

[Vanguard] A batch of 218 Nigerians deported from Libya, Tuesday, arrived Lagos aboard a chartered BURAQ Airline . (AllAfrica)

IOM Seeks Jobs, Rehabilitation for 7,746 Returnees From Libya

[Guardian] The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has urged the federal and state governments to intensify their job creation programmes to accommodate no fewer than 7,746 Nigerians that have lately been repatriated from Libya. (AllAfrica)

Election Plans Thrown Into Turmoil After Suicide Attack

[VOA] Various Libyan factions are accusing each other of trying to postpone parliamentary and presidential elections, following the suicide-attack against the headquarters of the country's electoral commission Wednesday in Tripoli. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing, while the military spokesman in the east of the country downplayed that claim. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Denounces Terror Attack On Electoral Commission

[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday's attack on the electoral commission headquarters in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and reiterated the world body's commitment to support the country. (AllAfrica)

NEMA Receives 165 Nigerians From Libya

[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Thursday received 165 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya. (AllAfrica)

Govt Repatriates 1213 Nigerians From Libya in Three Months - Envoy

[Premium Times] The federal government has repatriated 1213 Nigerians from Libya in the first quarter of 2018. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Condemns Deadly Attack On Election HQ in Libya

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia strongly condemned, on Wednesday, the "terrorist" attack that targeted the headquarters of the Libyan High National Elections Commission in Tripoli, describing it a "heinous" act. (AllAfrica)