Time to rethink our foreign relations

2019-04-14 10:00

In our foreign policy, we have to balance our interests. There is nothing wrong with rethinking our relationships with countries that were on our side in the fight against apartheid, writes Phumlani Majozi.

Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi

2018-12-26 12:02

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias still vying for control of the oil-rich country.

Libya: ICRC warns of 'desperate' situation as fighting continues

2018-09-21 21:24

Constant fighting and the destruction of infrastructure has created 'severe protracted crisis' in Libya, says Red Cross.

Libya in chaos since overthrow of Gaddafi

2018-09-04 13:45

Libya, which has seen more than a week of deadly clashes between rival militias around Tripoli, fell into chaos with the ouster of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

Residents trapped as clashes rage in Libya's Tripoli

2018-09-03 18:14

Clashes have been raging on the outskirts of Libya's capital Tripoli trapping residents indoors and hampering rescue efforts, emergency services have said, after more than a week of deadly fighting.

Checkpoint attack kills four Libyan soldiers - mayor

2018-08-23 15:25

An attack on a checkpoint between the Libyan capital and the town of Zliten has killed four soldiers of the UN-backed unity government, the town's mayor has said.

UN: Libyan militia forces 1 900 people from camp in Tripoli

2018-08-14 18:00

The UN refugee agency says it's concerned over a Libyan militia forcing 1 900 displaced people out of their refugee camp in the capital, Tripoli.

All oil exports suspended from Libya's east: national firm

2018-07-02 15:32

All oil exports from Libya's east have been suspended after operations halted at two key ports, the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation said Monday, in a further blow to the vital sector.

Washington, allies demand Libyan oil terminals be returned to UN-backed government

2018-06-28 12:30

Washington and its allies have demanded that two key oil installations in the east of the country be returned to control of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, having fallen into the hands of a rival strongman.

Clashes at Libya oil ports cut output by nearly half

2018-06-20 16:45

Clashes between rival groups in Libya's key oil export ports have caused output to drop by nearly half, the head of the National Oil Company has said.


Zuma's lawyer not aware of intention to sue Sunday Times over Gaddafi millions report

2019-04-09 12:00

Former president Jacob Zuma's lawyer does not have knowledge of his client's planned litigation against the Sunday Times over media reports that the late Muammar Gaddafi gave him $30m for safekeeping.

Scores freed from militia-run Libya prison decried by UN

2018-09-27 21:05

Libya's internationally recognised government has announced the release of 83 prisoners from a jail where the United Nations has documented torture and summary executions.

Fighting in Tripoli displaces thousands: UN-backed govt

2018-09-04 20:21

Fighting in and around the Libyan capital has displaced thousands of people, the government has said as the UN has been preparing to host talks seeking to halt the violence.

Clashes rage in Libya's Tripoli as UN calls for talks

2018-09-03 20:59

Clashes have been raging on the outskirts of Libya's capital Tripoli trapping residents indoors and hampering rescue efforts, as the UN has called for talks after more than a week of deadly violence.

Checkpoint attack kills six Libyan soldiers - ministry

2018-08-24 13:44

An attack on a checkpoint between the Libyan capital and the town of Zliten has killed six soldiers of the UN-backed unity government, an interior ministry source has said.

Rights group urges Libya not to carry out executions

2018-08-22 16:53

A human rights group is urging Libyan authorities to maintain a de facto moratorium on executions after 45 people were sentenced to death last week over violence during the 2011 uprising.

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

2018-07-09 19:05

European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani in Libya has called for a "blacklist" of people smugglers to be set up to help stem the flow of migrants from Africa to Europe.

Libyan strongman Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

2018-06-29 14:08

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has announced the "liberation" of Derna, the only city in the eastern region beyond his control, from radical Islamist militias.

East Libya forces say regain control over oil ports

2018-06-21 16:36

Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after an armed group attacked them a week ago

Shot ex-Gaddafi banker not target of a hit – police

2018-05-14 17:19

Police say the motive for the attack that left former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's banker wounded was robbery.

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