Libya


WATCH | As Libya's war continues, Tripoli drowns in waste

2019-10-03 12:03

Faraj al-Doukali hastened to unload the dozens of rubbish bags from his van onto a sidewalk dump in Siyahiya, a residential district west of the Libyan capital.

Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal

2019-09-17 12:45

Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe.

UN chief fears 'full civil war' in Libya

2019-08-30 17:39

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that he fears Libya will end up in a "full civil war" unless moves are soon made to end the conflict.

Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship 'not allowed' to refuel in Malta

2019-08-12 12:37

Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya.

Drone strike kills dozens at wedding in Libya - reports

2019-08-05 12:18

At least 40 people have been reported killed and dozens injured after an air strike hit a wedding ceremony in southwestern Libya, according to media reports.

Libya to close migrant centres after criticism from UN

2019-08-03 19:46

Libya is to close three migrant and refugee detention centres after criticism from the UN over squalid conditions and inadequate food supplies.

Libya buries bodies of 46 migrants after deadly shipwreck

2019-07-29 10:53

Libyan authorities have buried the bodies of 46 migrants after they were plucked from the sea following one of deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean so far this year.

WATCH: Dozens of bodies of migrants who perished in the Mediterranean wash up on Libya's shoreline

2019-07-27 15:10

Around 150 African refugees and migrants perished off the Libyan coast in their apparent attempt to reach Europe.

MSF and SOS Mediterranee restart rescue missions off Libya

2019-07-22 05:36

A new vessel, the Ocean Viking, will conduct rescue work in the Mediterranean, humanitarian groups say.

UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1 000

2019-07-06 12:44

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1 000, including scores killed in an air strike that hit a detention centre for migrants.

 

Sudan shuts border with Libya, Central African Republic over security concerns

2019-09-27 08:30

Sudan Thursday ordered the closure of its borders with Libya and Central African Republic over security concerns, the country's ruling body announced, the first such decision since the fall of autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

Tunisia heads to polls in keenly fought presidential contest

2019-09-16 18:43

Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million voters head to the polls to choose from a crowded field.

Wife of SA hostage in Libya pleads: 'We need Gerco here with us'

2019-08-13 08:18

The wife of Gerco van Deventer, the South African paramedic who has been held hostage in Libya since November 2017, has pleaded for his return, saying his family needs him.

Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire

2019-08-10 11:30

The internationally recognised Libyan government has accepted an offer by the United Nations for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.

'Please, please, please... I just need to go home' - SA man held hostage in Libya

2019-08-05 06:21

Gerco van Deventer, a 43-year-old father of three, has been held captive in Libya since 2017 and his wife and family are struggling to raise the $1.5m (about R22m) his captors are demanding for his release.

Nigerian women struggle to raise children born of Libya rape

2019-08-02 10:42

She was only just 18 when she gave birth without a doctor in a Tripoli apartment, gripping the hand of her best friend who had come on a journey they hoped would lead from Nigeria to Europe.

Libya: Attack on field hospital near Tripoli kills five doctors

2019-07-28 20:32

UN-recognised government's health ministry says five doctors die in air strike by Khalifa Haftar's air force.

More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast: IOM

2019-07-26 07:10

More than 100 migrants were missing after their boat sank off the coast of Libya in what might be the worst tragedy in the Mediterranean this year, aid agencies said Thursday.

WHO: More than 1 000 killed in battle for Libya's Tripoli

2019-07-10 06:21

Total of 1 048, including civilians, dead and 5 558 wounded in three months of clashes for the capital, UN agency says.

300 migrants 'still held in Libya centre' hit by deadly raid

2019-07-05 08:23

Around 300 migrants are still being held in the detention centre in Libya where more than 44 people were killed in an air strike, the International Organization for Migration said.

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