Casualties as twin suicide attack hits eastern Libya
Two suicide bombers on Tuesday hit forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar who is leading an offensive against jihadists in an eastern town, a spokesman for his forces said.
Ghanaians dream of migrating despite economic optimism
Ernest Owusu wants to get his hands dirty. "I have nothing to work on," the Ghanaian mechanic complains, looking around at his roadside garage which is littered with rusted cars and vans.
Weary Libyans remain wary of leaders' new pledges
For Abdelhakim al-Saadi, the latest meeting of Libyan leaders plays "like a broken record", with few people from Tripoli to Benghazi willing to put their faith in new promises. Doing his shopping in Tripoli's fish market, which is bustling during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Saadi doesn't want to get his hopes up about…
Libyan leaders commit to December 10 elections
Four senior Libyan leaders committed at a Paris peace conference Tuesday to holding elections in the fractured and war-wracked country on December 10, a joint statement said. "The parties have committed to set the constitutional basis for elections and adopt the necessary electoral laws by September 16, 2018, and hold parliamentary and presidential elections on…
Over 100 migrants escape from Libya trafficking camp
More than 100 east African migrants escaped from a camp in the Libyan town of Bani Walid where they were being held hostage and tortured, international agencies and local sources said Saturday.
100 Edo Secondary students trafficked to Libya in 4 months, says Obaseki’s aide
No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months.
UN resumes refugee evacuations from Libya to Niger
The UN on Wednesday resumed evacuations of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries.
17 Nigerian migrants sue Italy
Survivors of a November sea rescue operation by the Libyan coastguard have filed a lawsuit against Italy with the European Court of Human Rights, saying Rome was ultimately responsible for Libyan "violent and reckless" actions. Announced by human rights groups at a press conference on Tuesday, the case was brought by 17 Nigerians who accuse…
111 Nigerian migrants in Libya arrive Nigeria Thursday
Amb. Ketil Karlsen, the Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, says 111 Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya are expected to return home on Thursday.
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