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The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October.

14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

Militiamen have kidnapped a group of Tunisian workers near the Libyan capital and are demanding the release of a comrade held in Tunisia, a rights activist said on Saturday.
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Canadian premier Justin Trudeau’s government in crisis after minister resigns

A Canadian minister’s sudden resignation on Tuesday turned vague allegations of interference in the criminal prosecution of an engineering giant into a deepening political crisis for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.
The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October.

African Union calls for peace conference on Libya in July

The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October.
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Libyan forces claim control of nation’s largest oilfield

Eastern Libyan military forces have full control of Libya’s biggest oilfield, El Sharara, a spokesman said, in a challenge to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli.
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Enugu Rangers eye winning start against Salitas

Enugu Rangers will lock horns with Salitas in the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup Group B match on Sunday.
Among those rescued are at least 13 minors, and their stay at sea had taken its toll on them, the Sea-Watch crew said [Salvatore Cavalli-AP]

Italy to allow rescued migrants to disembark after 10 days

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said a group of 47 rescued refugees and migrants will be allowed to disembark the Sea-Watch NGO vessel they had been on for 10 days.
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Italy’s deputy premier Matteo Salvini threatens to sue migant rescuers

Italy’s deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini said Sunday he was gathering legal evidence against the crew of a Dutch-flagged rescue ship as calls grew for 47 migrants to be allowed to land.
Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on January 19 in Libya by a stray shell. [Facebook]

Photo journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed in Libya

Photographer and video journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on Saturday by a stray shell south of Tripoli while on the job.
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CAFCL: Lobi Stars look to surprise Mamelodi Sundowns

Lobi Stars will take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League Group A on Friday.

Boat carrying over 300 migrants rescued off Libya docks in Spain

A charity rescue vessel carrying 311 mainly African migrants plucked off Libya docked in Spain Friday, ending a traumatic journey which saw them spending Christmas at sea and several European nations denying the ship entry.
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UN, US condemn attack on Libya

The United Nations and the United States have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on the Libya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the capital, Tripoli, which killed five people.

ISIS-claimed attack on Libya foreign ministry kills at least threeI

Suicide attackers stormed the Libyan foreign ministry in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least three people including a senior civil servant in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
A migrant woman holds her new born baby after being rescued by the Proactiva Open Arms organisation with other nearly 300 migrants off the coast of Libya on December 21, 2018. Italy on December 22, 2018 closed its ports to hundreds of migrants rescued off Libya who face a chilly Christmas at sea after a mother and newborn baby were evacuated to Malta. Olmo CALVO / AFP

Libya migrant rescue ship seeks Christmas port

A civilian ship with 33 migrants aboard rescued off the Libyan coast appealed Sunday for a European port to take them to before the weather turns at Christmas.

Oil rises to $61 on Libyan supply cut

The American Petroleum Institute (API) said on Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories dropped by 10.2 million barrels last week, more than analysts had forecast. Official inventory figures are due later on Wednesday.

UN says Islamic State kills 6 captives in Libya

The UN statement late on Monday condemned the killing as "particularly abhorrent", without providing further details. The six were captured on October 28 during an attack on the town of al-Fuqaha.
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.

Egypt arrests British student over military helicopter video

Egyptian authorities have arrested a 19-year-old British tourist over a cellphone video that showed a military helicopter in the background, according to his family.

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Oil prices rose to their highest levels since November 2018 on Monday, lifted by OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.
Liverpool are favourites against Bayern Munich in their Champions League last-16 tie, according to Joshua Kimmich.

Joshua Kimmich: Liverpool are favourites against inconsistent Bayern Munich

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CAF names Ikouwem Udoh, Valentine Uzornwafor In 2019 U-20 AFCON Best XI

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Ikouwem Udoh and Valentine Uzornwafor in the Best XI of the just concluded 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (U-20 AFCON) in Niger Republic.
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Evelyn Nwabouku eyes Falcons recall ahead Women’s World Cup

Former Super Falcons Captain Evelyn Nwabuoku says she wasn’t happy for being left out of the team that won Nigeria’s 8th AWCON in Ghana and believes she deserved a recall into the team base her current form as one of the best playmakers in the Nigerian women football league.
Democratic Republic of the Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi (right) walks off the podium with outgoing President Joseph Kabila after he was officially handed over the instruments of power in Kinshasa on January 24, 2019. PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA | AFP

DRC president meets Kabila over coalition government talks

President of the Democratic Republic of congo, DRC, Félix Tshisekedi, met his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, over the weekend for talks aimed at the formation of a coalition government following the December 30, 2018 elections.