Italy coast guard says at least 20 dead in migrant capsizing

2017-05-24 17:30

The Italian coast guard says at least 20 migrants have died after their ship capsized in rough seas off Libya's coast.

At least 5 000 migrants rescued in 48 hours off Libya

2017-05-20 20:00

At least 5 000 migrants bound for Italy were rescued in waters off the coast of Libya this week by Italian and Libyan coastguards, statements from both countries say.

UN envoy slams deadly attack in Libya's south

2017-05-19 19:00

The United Nations envoy to Libya has condemned a deadly attack by forces loyal to the unity government on a military base controlled by forces backing a rival administration.

Egypt calls for lifting of arms embargo on Libya

2017-05-13 19:59

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is calling on the international community to lift an arms embargo on Libya so that weapons can be delivered legally to a powerful general he backs in the fractured country's east.

Top Africa Stories: Lesotho, Zim, Libya

2017-05-11 20:13

The US as announced plans to increase its funding levels to Zimbabwe, and the SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa says Lesotho is ready for peaceful and democratic elections.

Serbia's ambassador to Libya dies after car crash in Tunisia

2017-05-10 21:00

Serbia's foreign ministry says the country's ambassador to Libya Oliver Potezica has died after a car crash in Tunisia

Libyan general's forces lose 17 in push to take Benghazi

2017-05-10 15:03

Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan general say they have lost at least 17 fighters in their two-day push to clear central parts of Benghazi from Islamists and their allies.

Libya minister says rival general must accept civil rule

2017-05-10 06:12

Libya's foreign minister says a rival general must accept civilian rule in order to play a role in the country's future.

ICC wants to investigate human trafficking in Libya

2017-05-09 08:39

The Internationals Criminal Court is considering whether to investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, which has become a "marketplace" for human trafficking, the chief prosecutor says.

Libya rivals call for efforts to end crisis

2017-05-04 11:22

The head of Libya's UN-backed unity government and a rival military commander say they have agreed to work to end the country's crisis.


UN refugee chief urges Libya to free refugees and asylum seekers

2017-05-22 08:02

The head of the United Nations refugee agency has urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres as he visited Tripoli.

At least 141, including civilians killed in south Libya airbase attack

2017-05-20 07:40

An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesperson for his forces says.

Libya asks Italy to arm migrant patrol boats

2017-05-18 19:36

Libya has asked Italy to arm the patrol boats it uses in the fight against illegal immigration across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.

Italy arrests Libyan man over migrant slaying

2017-05-11 20:59

A Libyan migrant smuggler has been arrested in Sicily for his alleged role in the slaying of a migrant who failed to remove his cap when ordered

Libya intercepts almost 500 migrants after sea duel

2017-05-11 14:58

Libya's coastguard has intercepted a wooden boat packed with almost 500 migrants after duelling with a German rescue ship and coming under fire from traffickers, the navy says.

Libya says its oil production tops 800 000 barrels per day

2017-05-10 21:00

Libya's national oil company says oil production in the violence-plagued country has exceeded 800 000 barrels a day for the first time since 2014.

More than 7 000 migrants detained in Libya

2017-05-10 11:07

Between 7 000 and 8 000 migrants mostly from sub-Saharan Africa are being held in Libyan detention centres after entering the country illegally, an official says.

Egypt destroys vehicles carrying arms from Libya: army

2017-05-09 10:42

The Egyptian air force has destroyed 15 vehicles carrying weapons and ammunition after they illegally crossed into the country from Libya, a military official says.

Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at sea

2017-05-08 06:09

Gunmen have mugged 129 migrants on a rubber dinghy headed for Europe and also stole the craft's engine, abandoning them off the Libyan coast, Libya's navy says.

Libya rivals call for efforts to end crisis

2017-05-03 20:00

The head of Libya's UN-backed unity government and a rival military commander said Wednesday they have agreed to work to end the country's crisis.

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