Almost 90 missing, at least 8 dead in Libya migrant shipwreck

2017-09-21 21:01

At least eight migrants drowned and almost 90 others went missing after a shipwreck off Libya, a local official citing survivors who had clung onto the sinking vessel for days has said

UN launches new push for Libya peace

2017-09-21 11:17

The United Nations has launched a new push to bring stability to Libya, which has been ravaged by chaos since the 2011 ouster of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Top Africa stories : Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Uganda

2017-09-19 08:20

Zimbabwe is set to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists, and at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

Libya, Italy net 5 000 migrants in a week

2017-09-18 14:00

Libya's coastguard has rescued over 3 000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the past week, while Italy picked up another 2 000 in recent days, officials and reports say.

Rival Libya govt seeks international recognition

2017-09-17 18:06

The head of Libya's rival government in the east has called on the international community to recognise his administration which he says controls most of the north African country.

Top Africa stories: SADC troika, Mugabe, Togo

2017-09-15 08:47

SA is set to host the SADC Double Troika summit in Pretoria, and the US has reportedly queried the inclusion of President Robert Mugabe's family on his entourage of more than 70 people to the UN summit.

UN trying to improve 'terrible' migrant detention conditions in Libya

2017-09-14 14:14

The UN agency for migration is trying to improve "terrible" conditions for migrants detained in Libya, and repatriate those willing and able to go home, its deputy head says.

Zuma commends AU discussion on Libyan conflict

2017-09-10 14:00

President Jacob Zuma has commended the African Union's high-level talks on the conflict in Libya this past week, his office says.

WATCH: Detainees 'stripped of human dignity' in Libya, says MSF

2017-09-08 15:00

Humanitarian group, Doctors without Borders, has expressed concern over the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Libya.

Medical aid group slams EU migrant policy in Libya

2017-09-07 16:30

The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders is accusing the European Union of funding the abuse of migrants in dangerous detention centers in Libya


Some 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya's coast

2017-09-21 20:00

The Libyan coast guard says some 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the country's west coast

Egypt says it will host 'reorganisation' of Libyan army

2017-09-19 18:01

Egypt says that it will host the reorganisation of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by General Khalifa Hifter

Tunisia offers to mediate in Libya crisis

2017-09-18 21:02

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has visited neighbouring Tunisia for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.

Libya trafficker's militia in deadly clash with security forces

2017-09-18 12:28

A Libyan militia led by a former people trafficker has clashed with security forces at a checkpoint in the western city of Sabratha, leaving one dead, a security official says.

Egypt court sentences 7 to death over links to ISIS

2017-09-16 17:59

Egyptian court sentences seven people to death over links to the Islamic State group in Libya.

UN promotes mediation to end Libya chaos and restore peace

2017-09-15 08:47

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming recent efforts to bring opposing sides together in Libya - a conflict that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says is ripe for mediation to end years of chaos and restore peace.

War crimes court renews call for Libyan officer's arrest

2017-09-14 06:11

The head of an international court that investigates war crimes and genocide has renewed her call for the arrest of a Libyan military officer alleged to have been involved in the killing of 33 captives "in cold blood".

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Libya

2017-09-09 09:03

Zimbabwe's president says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe 'stupidly' reacted to his remarks about Nelson Mandela, and the Mugabes have been slapped with a bill of R780 000 to repair a luxury Sandton apartment.

African leaders to hold new Libya talks

2017-09-08 09:00

African leaders are due to meet Libya's UN-backed prime minister in a fresh bid to help resolve the political crisis in the conflict-ridden country.

French FM in Tripoli vows to help resolve Libya crisis

2017-09-05 10:05

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has held talks in Tripoli, pledging his country's support for efforts to resolve Libya's political and security chaos.

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