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Nigeria evacuating citizens from Libya amid reports of abuses against refugees

January 8, 2018 1:20 am
Nigeria evacuating citizens from Libya amid reports of abuses against refugees

Refugees wait at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, January 7, 2018, after being rescued off the coast of Garabulli. (Photo by AFP) Nigeria has started evacuating thousands of its citizens trapped in Libya amid reports of rampant abuses against Europe-bound refugees in the North African state. Nigerian […]

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UK: Tensions flare as London protesters rally against Libya slavery

December 19, 2017 12:00 pm
UK: Tensions flare as London protesters rally against Libya slavery

Around 300 protesters blocked Whitehall and several other roads outside Parliament, in London on Monday, to protest against the enslavement and sale of black Africans in Libya. Protesters chanted “We are not for sale” and marched under the banner “African lives matter, hands off Africa.” The action was organised by […]

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African Union urges swift relocation of refugees from overcrowded camps in Libya

November 30, 2017 9:07 am
African Union urges swift relocation of refugees from overcrowded camps in Libya

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat (Photo by AFP) African Union leaders have called on their European counterparts to help relocate thousands of refugees currently stranded in camps in violence-plagued Libya. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the African Union Commission, said Thursday that the number of […]

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United Nations steps up action against abuse of refugees, including in Libya

November 29, 2017 1:51 am
United Nations steps up action against abuse of refugees, including in Libya

A file photo of the United Nations Security Council (by AFP) The United Nations has begun actively addressing the abuse of refugees along Central Mediterranean routes from Africa to Europe, including the treatment of refugees as slaves in Libya. The chiefs of two UN agencies briefed the Security Council on Tuesday […]

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Interpol arrests 40 human traffickers after Libya slave auction

November 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Interpol arrests 40 human traffickers after Libya slave auction

African refugees arrive at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on October 11, 2017, after they were rescued from a rubber boat by coast guards off the Libyan coast of Sabratha. (Photo by AFP) At least 40 people have been detained during a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, after […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks as the Security Council holds a meeting at the United Nations in New York on September 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the reported auctions of African refugees in Libya as slaves amount to “crimes against humanity,” calling for […]

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News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy from African Union

November 19, 2017 10:50 am
News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy from African Union

A picture taken on March 31, 2017 shows West African refugees returning from Niger after fleeing violence in Libya by pickup truck in Agadez, in northern Niger, following their failed attempt to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. (By AFP) News of black men being put on sale at […]

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UN refugee agency warns of abuse of Libyan refugees on shocking scale

October 17, 2017 2:20 pm
UN refugee agency warns of abuse of Libyan refugees on shocking scale

African refugees arrive at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on October 11, 2017, after they were rescued from a rubber boat by coast guards off the Libyan coast of Sabratha. (AFP photo) The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned that thousands of Libyan refugees are currently living in […]

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UN refugee agency warns of abuse of Libyan refugees on shocking scale

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UN refugee agency warns of abuse of Libyan refugees on shocking scale

African refugees arrive at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on October 11, 2017, after they were rescued from a rubber boat by coast guards off the Libyan coast of Sabratha. (AFP photo) The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned that thousands of Libyan refugees are currently living in […]

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Lebanese investigative Judge Zaher Hamadeh issues arrest warrant for former Libyan Prime Minister Abdessalam Jalloud over Sadr abduction

October 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Lebanese investigative Judge Zaher Hamadeh issues arrest warrant for former Libyan Prime Minister Abdessalam Jalloud over Sadr abduction

Former Libyan Prime Minister Abdessalam Jalloud (file photo) Lebanese investigative Judge Zaher Hamadeh has issued an arrest warrant for former Libyan Prime Minister Abdessalam Jalloud over the disappearance of the country’s prominent Shia leader Imam Musa al-Sadr and his two companions in the North African nation nearly 40 years ago. […]

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Detained Europe-bound asylum seekers in Libya ‘in disastrous conditions’

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Detained Europe-bound asylum seekers in Libya ‘in disastrous conditions’

An African migrant is seen at the Illegal Immigration Authority center in Tripoli on August 17, 2017, ahead of being repatriated to his country of origin under a voluntary program coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). (Photo by AFP) Thousands of previously Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Libyan […]

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Libya’s Tobruk-based government deny entry to American citizens

September 27, 2017 10:00 pm
Libya’s Tobruk-based government deny entry to American citizens

People exit the International Arrivals section at Los Angeles International Airport on June 29, 2017, where they were met by activists protesting President Donald Trump’s ban temporarily barring citizens of Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US. (Photo by AFP) The Libyan government based in the […]

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United Nations unveils new peace plan for Libya

September 21, 2017 8:20 am
United Nations unveils new peace plan for Libya

Ghassan Salame (C), the special representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations for Libya, speaks to the media in Benghazi, Libya, August 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations (UN) has launched a new initiative to break a political stalemate and help bring about peace and stability […]

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Bodies of 16 refugees found in Libya near Egypt

September 6, 2017 2:14 pm
Bodies of 16 refugees found in Libya near Egypt

African refugees arrive at a naval base in the Libyan capital of Tripoli after being rescued by Libyan coastguards in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast on August 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Libyan security forces have found the bodies of 16 refugees near the country’s border with Egypt, […]

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Libyan coast guard rescues about 500 refugees off western coasts

August 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Libyan coast guard rescues about 500 refugees off western coasts

Refugees from Africa walk in line at a naval base in Tripoli after being rescued by Libyan coast guards in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast on August 29, 2017. (AFP photo) The Libyan coast guard has carried out three separate rescue missions off the western coasts, saving about […]

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