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.

Libya's GNA says US missiles found at captured Haftar base

2019-06-29 22:14

Libyan media air footage appearing to show markings that indicate the weapons were originally sold to the UAE in 2008.

UN hears calls to enforce Libya arms embargo

2019-06-11 08:45

The UN Security Council has renewed a green light to a European Union mission to combat migrant trafficking and arms smuggling off Libya's coast amid calls for action to cut the flow of weapons.


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.

Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes off Tunisia

2019-07-05 08:23

Eighty-two people are missing from the boat, which was carrying 86 migrants and refugees when it sank.

Libya arms embargo must be enforced - UN chief Antonio Guterres

2019-06-11 13:58

All countries must implement a UN arms embargo against Libya with illegal weapons transfers by land, sea and air fuelling the current fighting in the oil-rich country, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.

Babies saved from Libya clashes in airlift to Rome

2019-06-01 08:02

Nearly 150 migrants from east Africa, including 65 minors and 13 babies under one, were rescued from conflict-torn Libya and airlifted to Rome by the UN refugee agency.

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