Mugabe slams SA, Nigeria over slain Gaddafi – reports

2017-08-31 10:32

President Robert Mugabe has criticised the 2011 decision made by African countries that voted in favour of a resolution by western countries to invade Libya resulting in the killing of Libyan long time leader Muammar Gaddafi, reports say.

Coelho, local authors slam books seizure in east Libya

2017-01-23 17:02

Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho has joined more than 100 Libyan writers and intellectuals in condemning security forces for seizing books deemed "erotic" or anti-Islamic.

Top Africa News: Gambia, Libya, Zim

2016-12-02 20:30

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, and UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' is under way in S Sudan.

Senior Libyan al-Qaeda leader reported slain in drone strike

2016-11-16 19:01

Senior Libyan al-Qaeda leader has reportedly been killed in a drone strike in country's remote south.

Libyans celebrate five years since Gaddafi's fall

2016-02-18 05:43

In Tripoli's Martyrs' Square, Khalifa, his wife and three daughters waved Libya's flag as a crowd celebrated five years since the start of the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

Migrant smuggling in Libya a booming trade

2015-04-23 06:49

Libya's chaos has turned the country into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe, a report says.

Car bomb kills 2, wounds around 20 in Benghazi

2015-02-06 20:11

A car laden with explosives has killed two people, as well as the driver, and wounded around 20 in Libya's second biggest city, Benghazi.

Britain to pull embassy staff out of Libya

2014-08-02 12:09

Britain will close its embassy in Tripoli, evacuating diplomatic staff to Tunisia, after fighting between rival armed factions spread in the Libyan capital, officials say.

Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

2014-07-16 06:03

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars have fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world.

Egyptian Christians found executed on Libyan beach

2014-02-24 21:22

Libyan police have found seven Egyptian Christians shot dead on a beach in eastern Libya, in the second such execution-style killing since the start of the year.


North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

2017-02-20 21:37

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighbouring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats say

Libya's Sirte, from Gaddafi to IS to unity govt forces

2016-12-06 18:19

Sirte, where Libyan pro-government forces have said they seized full control after more than six months of fighting, had been in the hands of Islamic State group jihadists since 2015.

PHOTOS: Chaos in Libyan capital Tripoli

2016-12-02 13:30

At least eight people have been declared dead after fresh fighting broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli, reports say.

UK MPs slam David Cameron over Libya chaos

2016-09-14 13:58

UK parliamentary report has found that the intervention by Britain and France to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 directly led to the rise of the Islamic State in the region, a report says.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi can appeal death sentence

2015-07-28 12:45

A Libyan court has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, to death on charges related to killings during the 2011 uprising.

Bomb explodes outside Moroccan embassy in Libya

2015-04-13 05:56

A bomb has exploded outside the Moroccan embassy in Libya's capital, just hours after a gun attack on the building housing South Korea's mission to the country.

Libya's president to be elected by popular vote

2014-08-12 16:34

Libya's new parliament has agreed that the next president would be elected by a popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions.

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 9

2014-07-24 12:55

At least 9 people were killed and 19 wounded,in Benghazi after heavy clashes between Islamist fighters and regular forces trying to oust the militants from the eastern Libyan city.

Sarkozy hits back at 'political' corruption charges

2014-07-03 09:49

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has hit back after being charged with corruption, denying he broke the law and suggesting his political enemies were interfering with the French justice system.

Niger hands over Gaddafi aide

2014-02-15 07:22

Niger has handed over to Libya slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's former chief of internal security Abdullah Mansur.

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