Study: Airstrikes kill 240 Libyan civilians since uprising

2018-06-20 19:14

A report says airstrikes have killed at least 242 civilians in Libya since the 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed dictator Moammar Gaddafi

French ex-president Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

2018-03-20 21:00

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning over allegations the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi financed his 2007 election campaign, including with suitcases stuffed with cash, a source close to the inquiry has said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Zambia

2018-01-16 08:30

Robert Mugabe's ex-spokesperson has revealed how the former president was told hat he could face the same fate as the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken to social media.

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.

Former Libya PM kidnapped in Tripoli: family

2017-08-22 19:03

Libya's former prime minister Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped by an armed group in war-torn Tripoli and not been heard from in nine days, family members and friends have said.

Libyan marine rescue zone aims to 'organise' NGOs: navy

2017-08-17 09:04

Libya is not "preventing" NGOs from carrying out migrant rescue operations off its coast, but has set up a coastal search and rescue zone to "organise" their work, its navy has said.

278 Europe-bound migrants rescued off Libya

2017-07-25 06:11

Libya's coastguard in two separate operations have rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials say.

35 migrants feared drowned off Libya: coastguard

2017-07-09 07:02

Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank off the Libyan coast, says the coastguard.

Benghazi celebrates after jihadists driven out

2017-07-07 06:14

Forced from his neighbourhood in Libya's Benghazi three years ago, Said al-Mabruk is looking forward to going back after jihadist forces were driven from the city.

Libya strongman says Benghazi 'liberated' from jihadists

2017-07-06 14:15

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced the "total liberation" of second city Benghazi, which was overrun by jihadists three years ago.


Gaddafi's cousin calls Sarkozy charges 'God's punishment'

2018-03-22 22:00

Moammar Gaddafi's cousin says the corruption allegations against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy are "God's punishment" for his role in the NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed the longtime Libyan leader.

Libya gunmen block return of displaced from pro-Gaddafi town

2018-02-02 16:31

Armed groups have blocked thousands of displaced from returning to their homes in a town that supported Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in the country's 2011 revolution.

Rights groups file case over French spy tech sales to Egypt

2017-11-10 19:30

Egyptian and international rights groups have filed a criminal complaint to Paris prosecutors over the sale of French surveillance technology to Egypt

Libya navy seizes oil tanker, detains Filipino crew

2017-08-28 18:58

The Libyan navy has said it has seized an oil tanker near the maritime border with Tunisia and detained the 20-member Filipino crew on suspicion of fuel smuggling.

Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

Rights group: Armed groups in western Libya attack activists

2017-07-27 17:20

Human Rights Watch says that activists in western Libya have been physically attacked and threatened by armed groups, some affiliated with UN -backed government based in the country's capital, Tripoli.

Libya strongman in UAE for talks on military 'cooperation'

2017-07-09 19:29

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has met with UAE leaders for talks on military cooperation, state media have said, days after announcing the retaking of second city Benghazi from jihadists.

67 migrants saved after being left for dead in Niger desert

2017-07-07 18:02

Niger authorities rescued 67 West African migrants in Niger's northern desert this week after traffickers left them there without food or water, says a humanitarian source.

East Libya forces say they've taken full control of Benghazi

2017-07-06 17:19

Eastern Libyan forces say they've cleared final pockets in Benghazi of Islamist militiamen, armed opponents.

Libya forces corner jihadists in Benghazi district

2017-07-06 06:05

Forces loyal to east Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar say they have cornered the last jihadists in a neighbourhood of second city Benghazi and vowed that victory is "imminent".

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