ICC issues arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

2017-08-15 20:27

International judges have issued a war crimes arrest warrant against a senior Libyan military commander, suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in the war-torn city of Benghazi.

Witnesses: Militiamen seize Libyan ex-premier in Tripoli

2017-08-14 17:00

Libyan militiamen have abducted one of the country's former prime ministers in the capital, Tripoli, witnesses have said

Top Africa Stories: Zimbabwe, Kenya, Libya

2017-08-12 07:36

President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao has reportedly hit out at Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Kenya's opposition has demanded that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president.

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

2017-08-10 19:22

The Libyan navy has ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.

Libyan coastguard intercepts 137 migrants

2017-08-07 06:17

Libya's coastguard has intercepted 137 migrants including five women and three children, as they attempted to reach Europe, a migration official says.

Human Rights Watch sounds alarm over Italy's Libya mission

2017-08-03 07:45

Italy's naval mission to prevent migrants from setting sail from crisis-hit Libya for Europe could see Rome commit human rights abuses, warns Human Rights Watch.

Libya settlement cuts into Societe Generale profit

2017-08-02 16:07

French bank Societe Generale has said its net profit tumbled by over a quarter in the second quarter of this year due to the cost of settling a lawsuit with Libya's sovereign wealth fund.

Eight migrants found dead at sea off Libya: Italy coastguard

2017-08-01 20:37

The bodies of eight migrants have been found at sea off the coast of Libya by rescuers coming to the aid of four rubber dinghies, the Italian coastguard have said.

Libya's UN-backed PM calls for vote on constitution

2017-07-31 21:27

Libya's UN-backed prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj has called for a referendum on a draft constitution approved over the weekend following years of wrangling in the war-torn country.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Mali, Libya

2017-07-29 11:00

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has told her ageing husband Robert Mugabe to name his successor, and the UN Security Council has welcomed this week's meeting of rival Libyan leaders.


Moscow backs peace efforts by Libya rivals

2017-08-15 12:20

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has backed the efforts of Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar and his rival UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to reach a peace agreement in the conflict-ridden country.

Migrant aid ship 'bails out' anti-migrant vessel in Med

2017-08-12 07:58

A migrant rescue organisation said it was racing to the aid of anti-immigration activists whose boat had run into trouble in the Mediterranean.

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

2017-08-11 11:30

The Libyan navy has ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.

UN backs Italy bid to close migrant route from Libya

2017-08-08 21:20

The UN's new envoy to Libya has endorsed Italy's drive to stem the flow of migrants leaving the north African state for Europe, despite misgivings among human rights groups.

Libyan general orders navy to confront ships entering waters

2017-08-03 19:05

The commander of Libya's self-styled national army in the east has ordered naval bases to confront any vessel entering the country's territorial waters without military permission

Italy parliament approves Libya naval mission

2017-08-02 20:11

The Italian parliament has given the go-ahead to a naval mission aimed at boosting the Libyan coastguard in its fight against human traffickers and further reducing the number of migrant arrivals on Italy's coasts.

Libya constitutional committee pushes for a vote on draft

2017-08-01 21:37

Libya's official news agency says the head of the committee tasked to write the constitution has called upon the eastern parliament to move forward with a referendum on a final draft

Italy focuses on Libya mission to manage migrant crisis

2017-08-01 17:49

Italy is putting its hopes for managing the migrant crisis on a new, Libya-requested mission to support its coast guard, despite suffering a rebuke by humanitarian groups.

Libya committee votes in favour of constitutional draft

2017-07-31 16:28

A committee tasked with writing a constitution for Libya voted in favour of a draft, paving the way for parliament to approve a referendum and causing uproar among opponents.

Italy approves naval support to Libya to fight trafficking

2017-07-28 20:28

The Italian government has approved sending Italian naval units to help Libya's coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the northern African nation

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