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10 killed in clashes at Libya’s main international airport

Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed at least 10 people Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there.

Libya in chaos since death of Muammar Gaddafi

Libya, where rival authorities and numerous militias are vying for power, fell into chaos after the fall of strongman Moamer Kadhafi in October 2011.

UN-backed Libyan govt’s mandate expired – Khalifa Haftar

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar insisted Sunday that the mandate of the country’s UN-backed government has run out after what he said was the expiration of a tattered 2015 political deal.

Libya may hold Presidential election in mid-2018 – foreign minister

Presidential elections in Libya may be held in mid-2018, Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala said Wednesday at the Valdai Club panel discussion in Russia.

Russia vows to end Libyan crisis

Russia will “do everything necessary” to facilitate an agreement between rival camps in Libya to end the country’s political crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Libya, Italy join forces to stem migration

Libya’s U.N.-backed government has agreed with Italy to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows toward Europe, according to a statement.

UN Security Council condemns resurgence of slave trade in Libya

The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the slave trade of African migrants in Libya as “heinous human rights abuses which may also amount to crimes against humanity,” and called on those responsible to be held to account.

US pledges to support Libya unity regime under UN plan

The United States renewed its support for Libya's UN-backed government on Friday and urged all parties in the country to get behind efforts to organise elections.

Europe-Africa summit aims for evacuation of 3 800 migrants risking abuse

Leaders at an EU-Africa summit called Thursday for the immediate evacuation of nearly 4 000 distressed African migrants in Libya under a new drive to fight slave traders and traffickers.

AU, EU summit winds up after anti-slavery initiative

A summit gathering European and African leaders from more than 80 countries drew to a close on Thursday with plans for the immediate evacuation of some 3 800 African migrants stranded in Libya.

Libya allows emergency migrant evacuations after slavery uproar

Libya agreed Wednesday with key EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, mostly to their home countries, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

Slavery scandal overshadows EU-Africa summit

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara demanded action Wednesday to combat migrant slave trading in Libya, as the issue dominated a Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term growth and stability.

Libya to probe ‘slave auction’ footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

UN-backed Libyan government condemns Derna air strike

The UN-backed government of Libya has strongly condemned the air strike on the eastern city of Derna and called on the UN Security Council to investigate the attack that killed at least 17 civilians.

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JAMB directs all institutions to end 2017 admissions by January 25

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Katsina govt increases corps members’ welfare package by 200 percent

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Suspected armed robbers attack Katsina supermarket, kill policeman

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday night attacked a supermarket in Katsina, killing a police officer, Ibrahim Batsari.

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