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Continued Airstrikes in Western Libya 'Utterly Unacceptable', Says UN Mission Chief

[UN News] The top United Nations official in Libya has condemned recent airstrikes targeting civilian installations that left at least three people dead and several others injured. (AllAfrica)

Turkey Poised to Send Troops at Request of Tripoli Govt

[Deutsche Welle] Turkey is preparing to send troops and advanced weapons to the embattled UN-backed Libyan government. The military muscle flexing puts it at odds with Russia and several Arab states backing Libya's rival government. (AllAfrica)

Political Parties and Coalitions Dismayed By Turkish President's Visit to Tunisia

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Political parties and coalitions expressed in separate statements, their opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's unannounced visit to Tunisia on Wednesday. They called for the imperative not to interfere in Libya's internal affairs and be drawn into the axes' policies. (AllAfrica)

Turkey Seeks Ceasefire in Libya

[Deutsche Welle] The Turkish president has boosted military support for Libya's Tripoli-based government. But Turkey's maneuverings in the North African country could put it on a warpath against forces loyal to Libya's rival government. (AllAfrica)

President Kais Saied Meets Representatives of Libyan Cities and Tribes Supreme Council

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -President Kais Saied met, on Monday at the Carthage Palace, with representatives of the Libyan Cities and Tribes Supreme Council "to explore possibilities for finding an initiative to end the crisis," said a statement from the Presidency. (AllAfrica)

'Tunis Peace Declaration' Invites All Libyans to Sit At Negotiating Table to End Dispute

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The "Tunis Peace Declaration" was issued on Monday, after a mandate granted by representatives of the Libyan Cities and Tribes Supreme Council to President Kais Saied to promote a comprehensive solution to the Libyan dispute. (AllAfrica)

EU Urges Libya's Warring Factions to 'Cease All Military Actions'

[Deutsche Welle] The EU has called on forces allied to rival Libyan governments to return to the negotiating table and end the conflict by political means. But the entry of Russia and Turkey into the conflict could complicate the matter. (AllAfrica)

"Here We Have No Life" - the Migrant Workers Persevering in Libya

[African Arguments] Despite the risks, the plan for Ghanaian workers in Libya is straightforward. Survive, earn, return. (AllAfrica)

Bound for Libya, Then Resettlement, Refugees Tread Dangerous Path

[VOA] In mid-June, Abdulrasoul Ibrahim Omar, 38, hired smugglers to transport him, his pregnant wife and his two small daughters out of Libya. (AllAfrica)

Journalist Rida Fahil Al-Bom Detained in Libya

[CPJ] Washington, D.c. -Libyan authorities should immediately account for the whereabouts of journalist and press freedom advocate Rida Fahil al-Bom and do their utmost to secure his release, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

Fighting Stalls After 'Final Assault' on Tripoli Fails to End War

[VOA] Libya has two governments. They are at war with each other and both have TV news channels. (AllAfrica)

No Contact With People Kidnapped in Libya - Sudan Official

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -According to a Sudanese official, communication has been lost with 11 Sudanese nationals detained by human traffickers in Libya. (AllAfrica)

168 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 168 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya. (AllAfrica)

France Drops Plan to Give Boats to Libya

[HRW] France's decision last week to withdraw its offer of six boats to the Libyan Coast Guard is good news, as Libya could have used this "gift" to subject even more migrants and refugees to serious abuses in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Joint Letter On Establishing a Commission of Inquiry for Libya

[HRW] Re: UN Human Rights Council should establish a Commission of Inquiry, or similar mechanism, for Libya (AllAfrica)

Gabes University Organises International Cooperation Week With Particiaption of Algeria and Libya

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Gabes/Tunisia -As part of boosting cooperation, three Tunisian universities, five Algerian and one Libyan are participating in the International Cooperation Week, organised on December 2-6 by the University of Gabes. (AllAfrica)

Mahdia - Two Libyan Nationals Suspected of Belonging to Terrorist Organisation Arrested

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Mahdia judicial police forces arrested two Libyan nationals suspected of belonging to a terrorist organisation on Friday evening, a security source announced on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Refugees - Rwanda Helps Hundreds, but Thousands More Languish in Libya

[African Arguments] International policy towards refugees tends to ignore root causes and often makes humanitarian crises worse. (AllAfrica)

Italy Accepts Over 100 Africans Trapped in Libya

[CAJ News] Tripoli -MORE than 100 African nationals stranded in war-torn Libya have been relocated to Italy over the past year. (AllAfrica)

Hamdok and Maiteeq Discuss Cooperation Between Sudan and Libya

[SNA] Khartoum,Oct29(SUNA)-The Prime Minister, Dr Abdalla Hamdok met, Tuesday at his office the Deputy Chairman of Presidential Council of Libya, Ahmed Omar Maiteeq, in the presence of Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Ambassador Omar Bashir Manis and Foreign Minister, Asmaa Mohammed Abdullah. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Chairman of Libyan Presidential Council Arrives the Country

[SNA] Khartoum -The Deputy Chairman of Presidential Council of Libya, Ahmed Omar Maiteeq arrived here Tuesday on official visit to the country. He was received at Khartoum airport by Foreign Minister, Asma Abdalla and staff of Libya embassy in Khartoum. (AllAfrica)

Fewer Than 150 Islamic State Fighters Left in Libya - U.S. Military

[VOA] Pentagon -The U.S. military says there are fewer than 150 Islamic State fighters left in Libya. (AllAfrica)

African Refugees Evacuated from Libya Tell Horror Stories in Rwanda

[VOA] African migrants evacuated from Libyan detention centers to Rwanda say they still want to make the dangerous journey to Europe, despite the abuse they encountered in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Rebel Free Kidnapped Libya Doctors

[CAJ News] Tripoli -A rebel group has released six medical workers it kidnapped two weeks ago in northwestern Libya. (AllAfrica)

141 More Nigerians Return From Libya

[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday received another batch of 141 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya. (AllAfrica)

Abducted Medical Staff Freed After 12 Days

[HRW] Beirut -Six medical workers abducted by a local armed group in Zintan, Libya, were freed on October 23, 2019, after 12 days of captivity, Human Rights Watch said today. The Zintan authorities should ensure that the captors are held to account. (AllAfrica)

More 120 Refugees Expected in Rwanda in November

[New Times] At least 120 refugees are expected to be evacuated to Rwanda in November from Libya where they are currently exposed to violence, sexual abuse and torture in detention centres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has said. (AllAfrica)

Likely War Crimes Being Committed in Battle for Tripoli - First Detailed Investigation

[AI London] Investigators examined 33 attack sites, interviewing more than 150 local residents (AllAfrica)

Death Toll Rising in Libya Hostilities

[CAJ News] Tripoli -MORE than 100 civilians have been killed in at least 33 air and ground strikes since rival factions began the battle for the Libyan capital, Tripoli, in April. (AllAfrica)

Deadly Airstrike Apparently Unlawful

[HRW] Beirut -An airstrike by the Libyan National Army (LNA), on a home in a residential area of Tripoli on October 14, 2019 that killed three girls and wounded their mother and another sister, is an apparent violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. This attack on civilians is one of many that require an impartial and independent investigation to attribute responsibility and hold those responsible to account. (AllAfrica)

NEMA Receives 495 Stranded Nigerian Returnees From Libya in Three Weeks

[This Day] National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has in the past three weeks received 495 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya. (AllAfrica)