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2018-03-16 MP - RSF 'Illegally Confiscated 321 Vehicles' in North Darfur - Libya Border Area
[Radio Dabanga] El Malha -The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia have been accused of illegally confiscating of 321 vehicles from their owners during the past ten days at the area of Jebel Eisa near the town of El Malha, that sees much traffic across the border to Libya, without explaining the reasons.

2018-03-16 Thousands of Migrants Released From Libya Detention
[CAJ News] Tripoli -THE number of migrants detained in Libya has decreased five-fold since humanitarian organisation and governments resumed the exercise to resume the evacuation of thousands stranded in the North African country.

2018-03-15 Refugees Stuck in Libyan Prisons As UN Evacuation Plan Stalls
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -An emergency plan to evacuate refugees from dangerous prisons in Libya has stalled because European countries are taking too long to resettle them, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

2018-03-14 Thousands of Migrants Return Home Safely From Libya
[UN News] Since last November, 10,171 migrants have safely returned from Libya, the United Nations migration agency announced Tuesday, crediting the achievement to a scale up of its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme.

2018-03-14 AU Supports 5,200 Migrants Return From Libya - IOM
[Premium Times] The African Union (AU) has supported 5,200 migrants to return home safely from Libya since November 2017, the International Organisation for Migration's (IOM) Mission in Libya, has said.

2018-03-13 ARVS Shortage Hits Conflict-Torn Libya
[CAJ News] Tripoli -AT least one person has died of HIV/AIDS complications and seven others admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) as a result of shortages of anti-retroviral (ARVs) medicines in Libya.

2018-03-07 Briefing of AU and EU Member States to Update On the Situation of Migrant in Libya
[African Union] Addis Ababa -Briefing of the African Union and European Union Member States to update on the situation of African Migrant in Libya

2018-03-06 AU Facilitates Return of Thousands From Libya
[CAJ News] Addis Ababa -SOME 15 000 migrants have been assisted to return home from Libya through the voluntary humanitarian returns programme.

2018-03-05 Hundreds Drown in Fatal Trips to Europe
[CAJ News] Tripoli -MORE than 400 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of the year during attempts to reach Europe.

2018-03-03 Nurses Threaten to Sue Firm Over Botched Benghazi Deal
[Independent (Kampala)] Popular employment sourcing company Middle East Consultants has been put on spot by a group of medical workers that had been promised jobs in Benghazi Libya. The company is said to have promised a starting salary of Shs3.6million for nurses and laboratory technicians and Shs7million for doctors.

2018-03-02 Is Gaddafi Still Dispensing Largesse From the Grave?
[ISS] The news that Bashir Saleh Bashir, former chief of staff and reputed 'banker' to the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was shot last Friday in Johannesburg has again raised questions about what he is doing in South Africa. Bashir was attacked when he arrived home from OR Tambo International Airport, diplomatic sources say. He survived what appeared to have been a common crime.

2018-03-02 Four Pregnant Women, 140 Other Nigerians Return From Libya
[Premium Times] A batch of 144 Nigerians, including four pregnant women, on Thursday voluntarily returned from Libya with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU).

2018-02-28 Funds Secured to Save Hordes of Migrants From Libya
[CAJ News] Tripoli -SOME 3 800 refugees stranded in Libya are to be evacuated after the European Union (EU) provided funds worth ?150 million (R2,15 billion) to that effect.

2018-02-27 Migrants Rescued From Libya's Prisons 'Start Again From Zero'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Returnees describe their anxiety about the future, in particular, finding work back home - the problem that pushed them abroad in the first place

2018-02-23 Statement of the Libyan National Popular Movement On the Seventh Anniversary of the February Conspiracy.
[Fahamu] Today comes the seventh year of the international conspiracy, in which obscurantist forces and Libyan agents participated in the war against Libya and its safe people, where innocent people were hurled to take part through the launching of false slogans by a media campaign carried out by excessive regional and international mass media machines.

2018-02-21 N1.6 Billion - Reps Quiz NEMA DG Over Libya Returnees' Fund
[Leadership] Abuja -The House of Representatives committee on emergency and disaster management yesterday demanded that the director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja account for the N1.6 billion released by the federal government to resettle Libya returnees.

2018-02-20 Somalis Back Home From Libya Slave Market
[East African] Eleven Somali migrants have been repatriated from Libya.

2018-02-19 Strokes Killing Libyans Blocked From Return Home
[CAJ News] Tripoli -THOUSANDS of families are living in deadly conditions after Libyan armed groups and authorities blocked them from returning to their hometown they fled seven years ago.

2018-02-19 Eleven Migrants Evacuated From Libya Arrive in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The Somali government and the UN refugee agency on Saturday evacuated 11 migrants from Libya who had been held in areas controlled by militia.

2018-02-19 Residents Barred From Returning Home
[HRW] Beirut -Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people from the town of Tawergha from returning to their hometown after seven years of forced displacement, Human Rights Watch said today. Two men have died following strokes since February 1, 2018, in the deteriorating conditions for families stranded in makeshift desert camps that lack adequate health facilities.

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