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2018-01-17 Rwanda Prepared to Host African Migrants - Kagame
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda's decision to support African immigrants who were being sold off as slaves in Libya is informed by the country's history and experience.

2018-01-16 20 Killed, 69 Injured in Libya's Airport Attack
[ANGOP] Tripoli -A medical source confirmed on Monday that an earlier attack at the international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have killed 20 and injured 69, including civilians.

2018-01-16 Two-Goal Hero Taher Powers Libya to Victory
[CAF] A first half brace from Saleh Taher ensured Libya handed a baptism of fire to debutants Equatorial Guinea, beating them 3-0 in their Group C opener on Monday in Tangiers.

2018-01-16 Another 132 Nigerians Return From Libya
[Guardian] The International Organisation for Migration and the European Union on Monday evacuated 132 more Nigerians from Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new batch of returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 5:30p.m.

2018-01-15 A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.

2018-01-16 IOM, EU Evacuate 132 More Nigerians From Libya
[This Day] The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) on Monday evacuated 132 more Nigerians from Libya.

2018-01-12 Libya Returnees - Govt Scores Edo Govt High On Reintegration Effort
[This Day] Efforts of the Edo State Government at caring for its indigenes evacuated from Libya through several returnees' welfare initiatives have received the commendation of the federal government.

2018-01-12 Soccer Star Fashanu Dubs Eagles, Libya Clash Battle Against Slavery
[This Day] Former football star, John Fashanu, has likened the forthcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) match between Libya and Nigeria as a battle against slavery.

2018-01-10 Libya Returnee's Father Consulted Ifa, Herbalists, Pastors to Ensure She Doesn't Enter Europe
[Vanguard] Mr. Kehinde Enabulele, father of Eki, one of the 846 Edo indigenes repatriated from Libya yesterday, said he visited an Ifa priest, native doctors and pastors to ensure that Eki cannot enter Europe, but return home safely.

2018-01-09 Human Smuggling and Libya's Political End Game
[ISS] Migrant boat crossings in the Mediterranean usually peak around July and August but the number of boats dropped dramatically in 2017. This comes largely as a result of a migration-focused unilateral intervention by Italy, which needed to show results to a frustrated electorate that has borne a lot of Europe's migrant burden.

2018-01-09 64 Feared Dead As Trafficking Boat Sinks in Mediterranean
[VOA] As many as 64 migrants are feared dead when rescuers found an overcrowded trafficker's boat sinking off the coast of Libya, officials said Monday.

2018-01-06 Govt to Speed Up Repatriating Migrants From Libya
[Vanguard] Nigeria is to speed up repatriating its citizens from Libya which has been accused of exploiting and ill-treating migrants, its foreign minister said in Tripoli on Saturday.

2018-01-04 Over 160 Libyan Soldiers Killed in Benghazi in 2017 - Official
[Focac] Tripoli -More than 160 soldiers of Libyan eastern-based army were killed in 2017 during military operations against terrorist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to a military official.

2018-01-04 180 Nigerians to Return From Libya On Monday
[Premium Times] The International Organisation for Migration, IOM, would on January 8 repatriate 180 Nigerians stranded in Libya back to their home country.

2018-01-03 Trafficking - Nigerian Govt Delegation Off to Libya
[Premium Times] The federal government's special delegation, led by Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Wednesday departed Abuja for Tripoli, the Libyan Capital to evacuate Nigerians trapped in that country.

2018-01-02 The Libyan Slave Trade and the Hypocrisy of the African Elite
[Public Agenda] In the past four weeks, we have all been regaled with stories of the Libyan slave trade. Sad as this is, we should ask ourselves as Africans, how did we get here? How did we create societies in which our young people see the need to take to the Atlantic Ocean, including those who cannot swim, instead of staying back home to help build their societies and decent lives for themselves?

2018-01-02 Food Security in North Africa Deteriorating, Warns UN
[CISA] Cairo -Food security in North Africa and the Middle East is quickly deteriorating because of conflict in several countries in the region, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on December 21.

2017-12-29 Forgotten War - A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?
[Africa Renewal] Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them touched on the violence ripping it apart. Even the Times' gesture merely highlighted the latest permutation of the US government's foreign military decisions.

2017-12-27 Militants Blow Up Major Oil Pipeline - Sources
[Deutsche Welle] A major oil pipeline in Libya has been bombed by unknown militants. Oil flows have been reduced by as much as 100,000 bpd.

2017-12-26 Explosion At Major Oil Pipeline in Libya - Reports
[Deutsche Welle] One of Libya's main oil export terminals has reportedly been shut down following a blast. Crude oil prices rose after the event.

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