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2017-03-29 Kenyan Trainee Doctors Killed in Raid On Islamic State Base
[Nation] Two Kenyan trainee doctors on the police list of wanted terrorists have been killed in a sting operation in Libya.

2017-03-26 Women and Tribal Leaders Call for 'Balanced' Libyan Peace Process
[IPS] United Nations -A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process.

2017-03-24 'We Can No Longer Turn Our Backs' On Communities Affected By Migration Crisis in Libya - UN Agency Chief
[UN News] The top United Nations migration official is visiting Tripoli to discuss the complex migration and displacement situation with hopes of shoring up technical support to foster a stable environment.

2017-03-24 Another Batch of Stranded Nigerians Deported From Libya
[This Day] Another batch of Nigerians, numbering about 155 on Thursday arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos from Libya after unsuccessful attempts to cross to Europe.

2017-03-25 TV Channel Attacked, Burned
[CPJ] New York -Armed men attacked the Tripoli office of the Libyan TV channel Al-Nabaa and set the building on fire, according to journalists for the station, news reports, and the Libyan Center for Freedom of the Press, an advocacy group.

2017-03-22 War Crimes As Benghazi Residents Flee
[HRW] Tunis -Libyan National Army (LNA) forces may have committed war crimes, including killing and beating civilians, and summarily executing and desecrating bodies of opposition fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi on and around March 18, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The army forces allegedly intercepted civilians trying to flee a besieged neighborhood, some accompanied by opposition fighters, and the whereabouts of some civilians are unknown.

2017-03-15 Italian Economic Delegation Visits Libya's Zintan
[Focac] Tripoli -An Italian economic delegation on Monday arrived in the city of Zintan in western Libya.

2017-03-16 Visit of Chairman of Libyan Presidential Council to the Country Postponed
[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday , that the visit of the Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Siraj to Sudan, scheduled to start today, was adjourned due to emergency conditions in Libya that prevented him from moving from Libyan capital , Tripoli.

2017-03-14 Somalia Cholera, Libyan Oil, and Digital Aid Dollars - the Cheat Sheet
[IRIN] Geneva -Every week, IRIN's team of editors flags up what's on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:

2017-03-15 Chairman of Libyan Presidential Council to Arrive in Khartoum On Wednesday
[SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Siraj, is due to begin Wednesday a two-day official visit to Khartoum during which he will hold talkswith the President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir.

2017-03-14 140 Migrants Return From Libya
[Daily Observer] At least 140 migrants mainly Gambians have arrived home in the wee hours of Friday morning from Libya following their request for voluntarily repatriation.

2017-03-13 140 Gambians Stranded in Libya Return, Says Interior Minister
[The Point] Gambia's Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty, Friday announced that 140 Gambians have been voluntarily repatriated to Banjul, following an appeal they made to the government.

2017-03-08 643 Nigerians Voluntarily Returned From Libya in 3 Months - Nema
[Premium Times] The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Tuesday said 643 Nigerians had voluntarily returned from Libya between December 15, 2016 and March 7, 2017.

2017-03-07 Authorities in Tobruk Knock Radio Station Off the Air
[CPJ] New York -Libyan authorities in Tobruk should immediately allow privately-owned Al-Wasat radio to resume broadcasting and should allow all news media to operate freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

2017-03-07 Trump Signs New Muslim Travel Ban Excluding Iraq
[Al Jazeera] Donald Trump has signed a revised travel ban that will temporarily halt entry to the US for people from six Muslim-majority nations.

2017-03-05 Benghazi Defence Brigades Claims Seizing Cities
[Al Jazeera] The Benghazi Defence Brigades says it has captured five cities and two major oil-producing areas in the east of Libya after opposing forces carried out air raids around major oil ports overnight, seeking to regain control of the area.

2017-03-04 Dozens of People Feared Dead in Shipwreck Off Libya
[Al Jazeera] Up to 25 people attempting to cross the Mediterranean are feared dead following a search operation off the coast of Libya that ended with the rescue of 115 others, according to local authorities.

2017-03-02 Libyans Pull Out of Uganda Telecom Limited , Govt Takes Over
[Independent (Kampala)] Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) that has been limping for years, will be rescued by government, that will take over its full management immediately.

2017-02-28 From Libya With Woes
[Guardian] Within two weeks this month, more than 300 young Nigerians were repatriated from Libya in two batches by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Nigerian embassy in Libya. These are just the latest groups in an exercise that has reportedly been on for the past 14 months. In some cases, the returnees have acted voluntarily; in others, they have been forced out of the country by Libyan authorities. In every case, however, the returnees have nothing but tales of woe and ex

2017-02-28 Women and Child Migrants Raped, Beaten and Detained in Libyan 'Hellholes' - UNICEF
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"The route is mostly controlled by smugglers, traffickers and other people seeking to prey upon desperate children and women who are simply seeking refuge or a better life"

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