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Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias still vying for control of the oil-rich country.
Imed al-Sayeh, head of Libya's electoral commission, speaks during a press conference in the capital Tripoli on December 6, 2018. Mahmud TURKIA (AFP)

Libya could vote on constitution in February

Libya's electoral commission could organise a referendum on a new constitution for the strife-torn country in February if it gets security guarantees and funds, its head said on Thursday.

Libya to launch vaccine campaign after shortages

Libya is set to launch a campaign overseen by the World Health Organisation to vaccinate more than 2.7 million children after months of shortages, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Italy hosts Libya conference towards new UN peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after an initiative to hold elections next month failed.
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Jide Kosoko, others mourn ace comedian Baba Sala

Veteran Nollywood actor Jide Kosoko and some actors on Monday mourned the late Veteran Comedian and sit com, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, popularly known as “Baba Sala” who died on Sunday in Ilesa, Osun.
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UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December

The UN envoy to Libya has said that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya in chaos since the 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi

Libya, where a new ceasefire was announced on Wednesday to end a month of deadly fighting near the capital, fell into chaos with the ouster and killing of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.
According to the UN, at least 115 civilians have been killed, with 560 wounded [Hani Amara-Reuters]

UN: 1,700 Libyan families displaced by fighting in last 48 hours

More than 1,700 families have been displaced by fighting in Libya's war-ravaged capital over the last 48 hours, the UN has said, as clashes between rival groups intensify.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya urges ‘effective’ UN action to end Tripoli violence

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.
Smoke shrouded the headquarters of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli [Hani Amara-Reuters]

ICRC warns of ‘desperate’ situation as fighting continues in Libya

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called the deteriorating situation in Libya as desperate, citing constant fighting, the collapse of the economy, and the destruction of basic infrastructure.

Italian foreign minister meets Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi

Italy's top diplomat held talks with General Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) in a bid to strengthen ties, the Italian foreign ministry said.

UN-backed Libya truce doomed without proper deal – analysts

A ceasefire in Libya brokered by the UN will fail to reduce tensions between myriad armed groups without a sustainable political agreement on security reform, experts said on Wednesday.
Ghassan Salame

US, UK, France, Italy welcome Libya’s ceasefire accord

The Governments of the United States of America, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, have welcomed the result of the mediation reached by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

CPJ: Ghanaian journalist abducted, attacked

Ghanaian authorities should thoroughly investigate and bring to justice all those responsible for an attack on Jerry Azanduna, a reporter with the government-funded Ghana News Agency (GNA), and ensure his belongings are returned, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Libyan security patrol on August 23, 2018 near the site of an attack on a checkpoint in the city of Zliten, 170 km east of the capital Tripoli. An attack on a checkpoint between the Libyan capital and the town of Zliten killed six soldiers of the UN-backed unity government, an interior ministry source said. Mahmud TURKIA / AFP

Islamic State claims deadly Libya checkpoint attack

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Saturday for a deadly attack earlier this week on a checkpoint in western Libya, as Libyan authorities announced the arrest of the suspected perpetrators.

Nigerian arrested for human trafficking in Ghana

A Nigerian lady, Goodness Ifeoma Amobi, and her Ghanaian friend, Sampson Aglah, have been arrested by Ghana security agents in an attempt to traffick three girls to Nigeria at the weekend at Dabala Junction near Sogakope.

Libya in chaos since overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi

Libya, where rival authorities and numerous militias are vying for power, fell into chaos after the ouster of strongman Moammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

IS suicide attack on Libya election commission kills 12

Suicide bombers stormed Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least a dozen people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

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