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Libya Nurtures a Fragile Peace

[ISS] Hopes for an end to the decade-long post-Muammar Gaddafi conflict are higher now than they have been for a long time. A ceasefire has held since October 2020 and an oil blockade has been lifted. The broadly representative Libyan Political Dialogue Forum has agreed to hold elections on 24 December and this week finalised the process for selecting a unified transitional government to lead the country until then. (AllAfrica)

UN Calls for Resumption of Mediterranean Rescues After 43 Die in Shipwreck

[UN News] Following another deadly shipwreck off the coast of Libya that claimed 43 lives on Monday, the UN migration and refugee agencies have called for countries to re-activate search and rescue operations. (AllAfrica)

UK Joint Statement On Progress Made By the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

[PR Newswire] London -- The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States respond to recent progress made by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum. (AllAfrica)

Zambia Draw With Libya in Latest CHAN Warm-Up

[Cosafa] The Zambia side preparing for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) played to a 1-1 draw with fellow finalists Libya in their warm-up clash before the competition gets under way on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Road to Peace Can't Bypass Justice

[HRW] Tunis -- Armed groups that support competing Libyan governments and their international benefactors have been responsible for massive civilian casualties, displacement, and destruction during 2020, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021 There is an urgent need for a newly established United Nations-mandated Libya fact-finding mission to investigate violations and make its findings public. (AllAfrica)

Mechichi Meets President of Libyan General Union of Chambers of Commerce

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi met, Wednesday evening, President of the Libyan General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Mohamed AbdelKerim Raidh, in the presence of Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment Support Ali Kooli, and President of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Samir Majoul. (AllAfrica)

AU's Peace and Security Council Played 'Marginal Role' in 2020 Crises

[ISS] The African Union Peace and Security Council's (PSC) response to emerging crises in 2020 was marginal. This is primarily because the AU's ability to intervene in crises is restricted by its principles of national sovereignty (non-interference) and subsidiarity. This despite the principle of non-indifference set out in Article (4h) of the Constitutive Act. (AllAfrica)

Militia Terrorized Town, Leaving Mass Graves

[HRW] Beirut -- Hundreds of residents of the Libyan town Tarhouna were abducted or reported missing between 2014 and 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities of the country's Government of National Accord (GNA) say that they have discovered 27 mass graves in Tarhouna since June, but that they have yet to identify the bodies. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Receives 130 African Asylum Seekers From Libya

[East African] Rwanda has received 130 more asylum seekers who were stranded in Libya. They will stay in Rwanda until they are resettled in other countries - mainly in Europe and North America. (AllAfrica)

Fifth Batch of Asylum Seekers From Libya Arrives in Rwanda

[New Times] A group of 130 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya arrived in Rwanda on the night of Tuesday, December 29, becoming the fifth batch from the Northern African country to be temporarily hosted in Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

Top Egyptian Officials Visit Tripoli for First Time in Years

[DW] Egypt is wary of Turkey's continued support for the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and continued instability in the region. (AllAfrica)

Why Is Women's Leadership Not in the Headlines?

[UN Women] Five stories of women's leadership (AllAfrica)

Libya Is a Victim of Migration, Not Its Reason, Says GNA President Serraj

[UN News] Libya, as a country of transit for migrants, cannot surmount the associated challenges without international support, the country's Head of State told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly, rejecting "unilateral" reports on the situation of migrants. (AllAfrica)

EU Must Stop 'Collaborating' With Horrific Abuse of Refugees - New Report

[AI London] Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Libya are trapped in a vicious cycle of cruelty, Amnesty International said in a new report today. (AllAfrica)

European Union Sanctions Three Companies

[Cameroon Tribune] During a meeting in Brussels, it was agreed that assets of the said companies as well as that of two persons be freeze for violating arms embargo and human rights. (AllAfrica)

EU Imposes Sanctions On Violators of Libya Weapons Embargo

[DW] The European Union has imposed sanctions on three firms for breaking a UN arms embargo on Libya. Two individuals were also sanctioned for involvement with supplying military equipment material to the country. (AllAfrica)

Migrant Disaster Stoked By EU Strategy

[ISS] Detention centres and corrupt coast guards prey on migrants, but the EU continues to support Libyan border authorities. (AllAfrica)

Statement on the Mandate Renewal for the UN Support Mission

[State Department] The United States welcomes the renewal of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) mandate in UNSCR 2542 (2020), which includes the creation of a new UN Special Envoy for Libya position. A Special Envoy to lead UNSMIL, with the backing of the Security Council, will be well positioned to focus on mediation with Libyan and international actors to end the conflict and help Libyans reach a lasting political solution. (AllAfrica)

UN To Appoint Special Envoy, Extends Mandate of Mission to 2021

[UN] The Security Council today decided to extend for one year the mandate of its integrated special political mission in Libya, listing a range of mediation and good offices tasks, while also charging the Secretary-General with conducting an independent review of its structure, priorities and staffing effectiveness. (AllAfrica)

Several Members of UN Security Council Praise Libyan Dialogue in Bouznika

[MAP] United Nations -- Several members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the inter-Libyan dialogue held in Bouznika and its outcome, considering it a "positive step" towards the rapid resumption of the political process and a way out of the crisis in Libya. (AllAfrica)

China Reaffirms Support for Efforts Aimed At Political Resolution of Libyan Crisis

[MAP] Beijing -- China reaffirmed on Monday its support for all efforts that contribute to strengthening a political settlement for the Libyan crisis. (AllAfrica)

President of Libyan High Council of State Welcomes Morocco's Efforts to Ensure Success of Libyan Dialogue

[MAP] Tripoli -- President of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Al Mechri, expressed, on Tuesday, gratitude for Morocco's efforts in order to ensure the success of the Inter-Libayn dialoguie held recently in Bouznika, near Rabat. (AllAfrica)

Libya Appoint Margini As New Coach

[CAF] Libyan Football Federation (LFF) appointed Ali El Margini as new coach for Libya's national team The Mediterranean Knights, as they are preparing for the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifications. Margini succeeds Tunisian Faouzi Benzarti who left his job following COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Eastern Government Resigns Amid Protests

[DW] An interim government in eastern Libya has resigned hours after protesters set fire to its headquarters in Benghazi. Protests also erupted in the cities of Al-Marj, Sabha and Al-Bayda. (AllAfrica)

Results of Libyan Dialogue in Morocco, a Roadmap for Settlement of Libyan Crisis - Organization

[MAP] Cairo -- The Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organisation has underlined that the results of the Libyan Dialogue, held in the Moroccan city of Bouznika, represent a roadmap for the settlement of the Libyan crisis. (AllAfrica)

Armed Groups Violently Quell Protests

[HRW] Beirut -- Armed groups in Tripoli linked with Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) used lethal force to disperse largely peaceful anti-corruption protests in late August 2020 and arbitrarily detained, tortured, and disappeared people in the capital, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)

Spain Stresses 'Positive Value' of Inter-Libyan Dialogue At Morocco's Initiative

[MAP] Madrid -- The Kingdom of Spain highlighted, Tuesday, "the positive value" of the inter-Libyan dialogue launched at the initiative of Morocco to achieve a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Arrangements for Return of 160 Illegal Stranded From Libya

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Secretary-General of the Sudanese Working Abroad Organ, Dr. Mecain Hamed Terrab, has affirmed that arrangements have been completed for the return of 160 people trapped in illegal immigration in Libya, in coordination with the International Organization for Migration in Khartoum. (AllAfrica)

Libyan Dialogue - HM King Mohammed Vi Spares No Effort to End Libyan Crisis (Argentinian Media Outlet)

[MAP] Buenos Aires -- His Majesty King Mohammed VI has spared no effort to end the Libyan crisis, Argentina's independent news agency "Alternative Press Agency" pointed out on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

UN Praises Morocco's 'Constructive Role' for Peaceful Resolution of Libyan Conflict

[MAP] United Nations -- The United Nations on Monday welcomed the "constructive role" of Morocco, which has contributed since the beginning of the Libyan crisis to efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Italy Commends Morocco's Commitment to Political Solution to Libyan Crisis

[MAP] Rome -- The Italian ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday commended Morocco's commitment to find a political solution to the crisis in Libya. (AllAfrica)