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Doctors, Patients Killed in Raging Libya War

[CAJ News] Tripoli -AT least six health workers and patients have been killed in recent weeks during increasing attacks on health facilities in Libya. Some 25 doctors have been injured during the 41 attacks documented. (AllAfrica)

Darfur Rebels Deny Reports of Involvement in Libya

[Radio Dabanga] Libya -Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) has strongly denied reports by Al Jazeera television on Saturday that their armed forces are supporting forces in southern Libya which attacked the Tibo tribe in southern Libya with the aim of eliminating them. (AllAfrica)

Libyan Photojournalist Killed By Shelling During Tripoli Clashes

[CPJ] New York -The killing of freelancer Mohamed Ben Khalifa in Libya underscores the dangers for photojournalists working in conflict zones, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ben Khalifa, a photographer who contributed to outlets including The Associated Press, was killed during clashes south of Tripoli on January 19, according to news reports, local press organizations and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. (AllAfrica)

AU Summit 32 - Maghreb's Changing Politics of Migration

[ISS] Irregular migration by people from the Maghreb is rising. Countries of the region that were previously transit spaces, have become zones of departure for tens of thousands of young Moroccans, Algerians, Tunisians and Libyans. This is changing the politics around irregular migration in the region. (AllAfrica)

Libya Migration Deal - Two Years On, Thousands Drowned in the Mediterranean and Sent Back to Human Rights Abuses

[Oxfam] Two years after Italy's EU-backed migration deal with Libya, more than 5,300 women, men and children have perished in the Mediterranean and more still are suffering back in Libyan detention camps, Oxfam said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Nationals Rescued From Libya Jails

[CAJ News] Tripoli -SOME 130 migrants and refugees have been evacuated from Libya where they had been detained for months under dire conditions. The evacuations, the first this year, bring to an end the victims' suffering after failed attempts to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. (AllAfrica)

31 Year Old Gambian Shot Dead in Libya

[Foroyaa] Baboucar Jeng, a 31-year-old Gambian was on Thursday January 24th 2019, shot dead in Libya. (AllAfrica)

48,000 Internally Displaced People Can't Go Home

[HRW] Most of the 48,000 former residents of the Libyan town of Tawergha, forcibly displaced for seven years, have not been able to return home. Despite reconciliation agreements that should have paved the way for Tawerghans' return, the massive and deliberate destruction of the town and its infrastructure, and a pervasive feeling of insecurity, have kept all but a few families from returning. (AllAfrica)

Europe Blamed for Abuse of Migrants in Libya

[CAJ News] Tripoli -HUMAN rights groups have blamed European Union (EU) policies for the detention of children, among other cases of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Libya Returnees Arrested On Way to Libya With 4 Victims

[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Immigration Service in Katsina has arrested two suspected human traffickers and rescued four victims at a border crossing in Katsina. (AllAfrica)

Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers

[HRW] European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya. The EU and Italy's support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Civilians Under Threat From Militias

[HRW] Geneva -Unaccountable and violent armed groups maintain a stranglehold on Libya, while civilians pay the price in the divided country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. Libyan authorities should prioritize justice sector reform and establishing accountability, particularly for members of armed groups. (AllAfrica)

Jhinaoui Receives Written Message From Libyan Counterpart

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui received, on Friday, a written message from his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Taher Siala on co-operation relations between both countries. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Elections to Watch in Africa This Year

[Nation] After the relentless electoral drama across Africa last year, several countries will hold presidential polls this year. (AllAfrica)

Again, Buhari Blames Gaddafi for Nigeria's Insecurity

[Premium Times] Stooges of former Libya leader, Muamar Gaddafi, constitute the terrorists perpetrating evil acts in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigerians Subjected to Unimaginable Horrors in Libya - Report

[Daily Trust] Europe-bound Nigerian migrants are being subjected to "unimaginable horrors" from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country, according to a new UN report. (AllAfrica)

Security Coordination in Libya - Positive Step Towards Unified State Institutions

[Algerie Presse Service] Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel welcomed the recent security coordination measures taken by Libyans and called them "a positive step towards the unification of the Libyan State's institutions. (AllAfrica)

Libya Crisis - Algeria, Libya Reiterate Support to UN Settlement Plan

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and United Nations secretary general's special representative and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, stressed Monday their unwavering commitment to helping Libyan people getting out of the crisis shaking the country, emphasizing the need to implement the UN settlement plan. (AllAfrica)

'Repeated Attacks' Could Close Down Key Hospital in Eastern Libya, Says Who

[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack in Al Jala Hospital in Libya's second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday, warning that further assaults could shutter the key facility. (AllAfrica)

Funds Required Towards ICTs for NGOs in Libya

[CAJ News] Tripoli -A GLOBAL network of organisations working to provide shared communications services in humanitarian emergencies requires US$2,4 million to provide lifesaving telecommunications services to the humanitarian agencies in Libya. (AllAfrica)

UN Report On Horror of Gang Rape and Exploitation of Migrants in Libya

[RFI] Stories of migrants and refugees being treated as commodities, subjected to torture and gang rape are just a few of the "unspeakable horrors" outlined in a new report by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), based on 1,300 first-hand accounts gathered in Libya, Nigeria and Italy. (AllAfrica)

Caid Essebsi Invites Libya's Al-Sarraj to Take Part in 30th Arab Summit

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -President Beji Caid Essebsi sent an invitation to Head of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj to partake in the 30th Arab Summit scheduled for March 31 in Tunis. (AllAfrica)

Ghassan Salamé On a Visit to Algeria On 7 - 8 Jan

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -UN Special Envoy, Chief of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé will pay a working visit to Algeria on 7 -8 January 2019, announced Sunday the Foreign Ministry. (AllAfrica)

Uncertainty Over Migrants Still Stranded At Sea

[CAJ News] Tripoli -THE future of 49 refugees and migrants stranded on the Mediterranean Sea looks dire amid expectations of rough weather and their vessels likely to deteriorate. (AllAfrica)

Libyan UN-Backed Govt Decides to Cooperate With Eastern-Based Security Services

[New Times] The Libyan UN-backed government on Monday decided to cooperate with the security services of eastern Libya. (AllAfrica)

WHO Warns Repeated Attacks Could Close Key Hospital

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack on Al Jala Hospital in Libya's second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Attack On Foreign Ministry, an Attack On All Libyans, Stresses UN Envoy

[UN News] The United Nations peace mission in Libya has "strongly" condemned a terrorist attack on the country's foreign ministry in the capital, Tripoli. (AllAfrica)

Asian Infrastructure Bank Approves Applications of Six More Countries

[Focac] The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced on Wednesday that its Board of Governors has approved the membership applications of six more countries, bringing AIIB's total approved members to 93. (AllAfrica)

Gaddafi's Son Resists Deportation

[The Herald] An adopted son of the late Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Abhallha Mone Moussa Moummare, is resisting attempts by Zimbabwean authorities to have him deported to Tripoli, Libya, citing fears for his security, senators heard yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Libyan Women Lose Hope in the Revolution

[Deutsche Welle] The civil war that brought down Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi allowed the country's women to carve out niches for themselves in public life. Now they are being squeezed out and even killed. (AllAfrica)

Refugee Women, Kids Saved From Libyan Jails

[CAJ News] Tripoli -SOME 133 refugees detained in Libya have been evacuated to Niger. (AllAfrica)