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Justice, Delayed.

[HRW] The scars ran deep. His back was a maze of thick welts, thinner scars and parts that resembled small craters. His wrists and ankles were raw from where he'd been shackled and suspended from a ceiling for hours, and his limbs appeared limp and stretched. His eyes were expressionless. The torture destroyed me as a person, Ali[1] said. (AllAfrica)

158 Nigerians Return From Libya

[Vanguard] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday morning received another batch of 158 Nigerians from Libya. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Received No Payment for Libya Evacuees - Officials

[New Times] Kamayirese said that the intervention is purely on humanitarian grounds and was taken in consultation with several stakeholders in refugee affairs, and it was not transactional in any way. (AllAfrica)

Rwandans React to Imminent Arrival of Refugees From Libya

[New Times] After years of preparation, Rwanda is finally in the process of receiving 500 refugees from Libya. (AllAfrica)

8 Things You Should Know About Rwanda's Offer to Host Libya Refugees

[New Times] Rwanda will soon receive refugees from Libya following the signing of an agreement between government, the African Union (AU) Commission, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. (AllAfrica)

Refugees Held Captive in Libya to Go to Rwanda in Coming Weeks - UNHCR

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi/London -Libya has become the main conduit for Africans fleeing war and poverty trying to reach Europe, since former leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, AU and UNHCR Sign Agreement to Evacuate Libyans

[New Times] The Government of Rwanda Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union (AU) Commission, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding the evacuation of refugees and asylum-seekers out of Libya. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Govt Signs Migrant Hosting Deal After Libya Slavery Horror

[New Times] Rwanda's intervention came amid harrowing revelations that the migrants, most of them from West Africa, are being sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Libya Refugees Expected in Rwanda in Coming Weeks

[New Times] The deal will be signed in Addis Ababa between the Government of Rwanda, the African Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. (AllAfrica)

Ambassador Jerry Matjila - Security Council Briefing On Situation in Libya

[Govt of SA] Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the situation in Libya, 04 September 2019 (AllAfrica)

Libya Warlords Face Prosecution At ICC

[CAJ News] Tripoli -UNITED Nations' Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has hinted at seeking the prosecution, at the International Criminal Court (ICC), of perpetrators of the unrest that culminated in another airstrike in Tripoli's only functional airport on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Morality Should Drive Europe's New Migration Policies With Africa

[ISS] Far fewer Europeans than before regard migration as among the most pressing priorities faced by the European Union (EU). This is despite Africa - and specifically countering migration from Africa to Europe - having become a key focus of the EU's foreign policy over recent years. (AllAfrica)

Commander, Ambassador Meet with Libyan PM

[Africom] Stuttgart -The new commander of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. Stephen Townsend, traveled to Tunis, Tunisia on Aug. 26 for meetings focused on U.S.-Tunisian bilateral security and on U.S. security interests in neighboring Libya. (AllAfrica)

Arrival of 123 Sudanese Citizens From Libya

[SNA] Khartoum -The fifth-123-member batch of Sudanese nationals stranded in Libya arrived in Khartoum Wednesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Death Toll in the Mediterranean Exceeds 900

[CAJ News] Tripoli -SOME 900 people have lost their lives while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2019. This follows the drowning of an estimated 40 people off the coast of Libya in the latest boat disaster on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya - Many Sudanese Among 40+ Dead

[Radio Dabanga] Geneva / Tripoli -The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR reports that at least 40 people, mostly Sudanese nationals, are estimated to have drowned off the coast of Libya yesterday after a shipwreck. (AllAfrica)

Dozens Drown in Latest Shipwreck Off Libyan Coast

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency says an estimated 40 people drowned when their boat capsized off Libya's coastal city of Khoms, about 100 kilometers east of the capital, Tripoli, early Tuesday morning. Some 60 people reportedly have been rescued by the Libyan coast guard and local fishermen. (AllAfrica)

Another 153 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 153 stranded Nigerians from Libya. (AllAfrica)

90 Killed in Southern Libya Conflict

[CAJ News] Tripoli -AT least 90 people have been killed during intensifying clashes in southern Libya in recent days. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi and Cape Verde. (AllAfrica)

Sending Migrants From Libya to Rwanda 'Short-Sighted'

[The New Humanitarian] 'The new plan comes with a serious political price.' (AllAfrica)

Coast Guard Rescues Over 270 Europe-Bound Migrants

[Deutsche Welle] The Libyan coast guard says it has rescued 278 migrants on four different boats in recent days. The migrants, including 18 women and two children, had been trying to make their way to Europe. (AllAfrica)

Ongoing Atrocities Reveal the Trouble With International Military Intervention

[The Conversation Africa] It's been eight years since the NATO-led military intervention in Libya. Many analysts consider the action a crucial step forward in protecting civilians from looming atrocity. But today, Libya stands further from peace than ever. (AllAfrica)

Migrants Rescued but Remain Stranded At Sea

[CAJ News] Tripoli -EUROPE has been urged to allow the immediate disembarkation of more than 500 people recently rescued on the Central Mediterranean but remaining stranded at the sea. (AllAfrica)

Three UN Workers Killed in Benghazi Bomb, As Security Council Their 'Ultimate Sacrifice'

[UN News] Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left three UN workers dead, and three others injured, with dozens of civilians also wounded. (AllAfrica)

Wife of Hostage in Libya Pleads - 'We Need Gerco Here With Us'

[News24Wire] The wife of Gerco van Deventer, the South African paramedic who has been held hostage in Libya since November 2017, has pleaded for his return, saying his family needs him. (AllAfrica)

French Charities Rescue 81 More Migrants off Libya

[VOA] Two French charities pulled another 81 migrants from the waters off Libya Sunday, bringing the number of those it rescued at sea since Friday to 211. (AllAfrica)

Warring Sides Agree to Eid Truce As Blast Rocks Benghazi

[RFI] Libya's warring sides agreed to a UN-backed humanitarian truce around Tripoli for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha on Saturday, as a deadly car blast ripped through the eastern city of Benghazi killing two UN staff. (AllAfrica)

Changing the Migration Horizon From North Africa to Europe

[ISS] New leadership is coming into power at the European Union (EU). In July, newly elected and re-elected members of parliament began their work at the European Parliament. In November the top leadership will change. (AllAfrica)

Star Building - PM Receives Libyan Special Envoy

[Cameroon Tribune] Joumaa Amer was the bearer of a sealed message destined to President Paul Biya (AllAfrica)

Italy Tightens Crackdown On Migrants Saved At Sea

[CAJ News] Tripoli -CIVIL society and humanitarian organisations have condemned moves by Italy to enact legislation that targets people rescuing migrants at sea. (AllAfrica)