Refugee crisis in Libya and Niger making slow headway, says UN
Countries are only "slowly" making headway in meeting promises to relocate stranded refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya and Niger, a senior UN official says.
Rwanda agrees to take in African refugees stuck in Libya
Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in hundreds and potentially thousands of African refugees and asylum-seekers stranded in Libya, a deal the African Union hopes to replicate with other member states.
Young Libyans chose danger at sea over peril at home
For three young Libyans plucked from a deflating dingy in the Mediterranean, the perils of trying to cross the sea were still preferable to what they had left behind in their war-torn home.
Libya capital flights suspended after deadly rocket fire
Flights from the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport were suspended Thursday after deadly overnight rocket fire, a spokesman for the country's unity government said.
Another 81 migrants rescued by charity ship off Libya
French charities SOS Mediterranean and MSF rescued another 81 migrants off the coast of Libya on Sunday, who joined 130 others aboard the ship the Ocean Viking, an AFP reporter said. The young men, mostly Sudanese, who had left Libya late Saturday in a blue rubber dinghy, clapped and cheered as the ship came into view.
Car bomb kills two UN personnel in Libya's Benghazi
A car bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi killed two United Nations staff on Saturday, a security official said. "Two members of the UN mission, one them a foreigner, were killed and at least eight others wounded including a child, by a car bomb" in a shopping area of the Al-Hawari district, the official said.
Revolution? No, the right to tickle the government
Revolution is perhaps the most romanticised word in the English language. It is also the most troublesome, the most feared, the most embraced, yet the most distrusted. The word conjures two pictures in the mind simultaneously – one ugly and frightening and the other benign with the smile of breaking dawn.
Visit Egypt and see Nigeria’s backwardness: A 2019 Egypt Total AFCON diary
From the first moment of boarding the Egypt Air to when the flight landed at the Cairo International Airport, there was a seeming breath of fresh air. Though the atmosphere was charged, the freshness of the environment was welcoming.
Libya airliner narrowly avoids airport bombing
A Libyan airliner has narrowly escaped being hit by incoming fire as it landed at war-torn capital Tripoli's sole functioning airport, aviation officials said.
NEMA receives 171 Nigerians from Libya
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 171 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, who was represented by Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Public Information Officer, said ...