Southern Libyans crack down on crimewave by Chadian militiasBy Jamal Adel. On the Chadian militia side, 11 members were reportedly killed, and dozens were subsequently captured. It has emerged as a robust fighter against the Chadian militias in battles in al-Shargiya (Um Aranib and its surrounding area). This Saturday at dawn, a series of airstrikes were reported to have targeted Chadian opposition militias in southern Tmassa and north of Um Aranib on the road to Chadian border. South Libya has also become an increasingly dangerous place for both locals and foreign nationals working in the oil industry.
October 15, 2018 19:18 UTC
If @JKhashoggi has been kidnapped by a state actor, then a new Gaddafi has emerged in the region. Musa Sadr, a prominent Lebanese Shia leader, disappeared while on a visit to Libya to meet Gaddafi in 1978. At the time of the rendition operation, Mark Allen, the then head of MI6's counter-terrorism unit, in correspondence with Gaddafi's intelligence chief, Moussa Koussa, took credit for MI6's work. In a fax sent by him to Libyan authorities in March 2004, he said that it was British intelligence which should take credit and reap the rewards for Belhaj's abduction. Fellow Libyan dissident, Sami al-Saadi, was also rendered from Hong Kong to the Libyan capital in an MI6-CIA operation.
October 15, 2018 16:04 UTC
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya on Tuesday despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend. “We need a big fighting spirit to beat Libya again,” he insisted. They played well, they were fighting.”The Franco-German coach said the Super Eagles won because their strikers outran Libya’s flat-footed defense. “Our quick strikers tried to be efficient against the slow defenders of Libya,” Rohr explained. Nigeria is now second in Group E with six points from three matches, a point behind leaders South Africa.
October 15, 2018 15:22 UTC
The Super Eagles will depart Nigeria for Sfax, Tunisia on Monday, ahead of their Tuesday return leg match against Libya in the Africa Cup of Nation qualifier. The game will be played at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri, the home ground of Tunisia Premier League side, CS Sfaxien. Further report has it that the Super Eagles will also depart Sfax immediately after the match and arrive in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday, 17 October. Naija News recalls the Eagles had defeated Libya 4-0 on Saturday at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo, with Odion Ighalo putting home three goals and Samuel Kalu scoring the other goal. Super Eagles currently occupy the second position in the Group E table with six points, one point behind South Africa.
October 15, 2018 14:03 UTC
Former Super Eagles’ chief coach Christian Chukwu on Monday said it was important for the senior national men’s football team to beat their Libyan counterparts at Sfax in Tunisia on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria face Libya in a Group E Match Day 4 fixture in the 2019 AFCON Qualifying Competition. Christian Chukwu told NAN on Monday that another victory over Libya would go a long way in seeing the Super Eagles through to the Nations Cup scheduled for June in Cameroon. The former captain of the defunct Green Eagles, where he was a force in the team’s central defence, however commended the Super Eagles players for their outstanding performance against Libya. NAN reports that Nigeria beat visiting Libya 4-0 in the qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, with Odion Ighalo scoring a hat-trick for the Super Eagles in the match.
October 15, 2018 13:41 UTC
In a meeting with the British ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, on Sunday, the Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid Al-Mishri, said elections could be held in Libya by using the ruling articles of the constitution draft as a constitutional basis as required by Paris agreement of last May. Al-Mishri added that the HCS could agree with the House of Representatives regarding the sovereign posts in Libya, pointing out the significance of supporting people’s living conditions by economic projects. In the meantime, the British ambassador Frank Baker told Al-Mishri that there’s an economic Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of services to the Libyan people and it is ready for implementation, adding that it was proposed to the Presidential Council (PC) and that he hopes Al-Mishri would review it with the PC.
October 15, 2018 12:45 UTC
4 Libyan fighters were killed and 12 others wounded in clashes against Chadian rebels in Umm Al-Aranib town, southwestern Libya, on Sunday. Local media sources said the clashes took place in Wadi Maghani area between Khaled Bin Walid Brigade and a group of Chadian rebels after last week’s abduction of 6 local residents by the rebels. Around 10 rebel forces were also reported dead in the clashes. The sources added that Chadian rebels are very present in the southwestern areas of Libya to abduct residents for ransom, which is the main trade of the rebels.
October 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame told Asharq Al-Awsat in Cairo on Sunday that the institutions’ legitimacy problem still exists in Libya and this matter can only be resolved through general elections. Salame added that the UNSMIL won’t allow any armed group to enter Tripoli by force or assault Presidential Council. He also indicated that the Security Council will not deploy the blue helmets in Libya because the mission is entrusted with political work and not peace-keeping. Salame expressed his hope that a security and economic plan would be able to prepare the right conditions in the country for some kind of stability that leads to a permanent political solution.
October 15, 2018 11:48 UTC
The Education Ministry at the Presidential Council’s government announced a new exam for students who failed the secondary school final certificate exams in one subject only in the second round. The students were allowed to have a supplementary exam for three or less failed subjects and according to the Education Minister Othman Abduljalil, the decision was taken in coordination with the decision makers at the education administrations in different municipalities. The minister added that such a decision was also prompted by the fact that many students could not have normal exams in certain areas due to security issues.
October 15, 2018 10:41 UTC
Despite Super Eagles 4-0 victory over Libya on Saturday in Uyo, Nigeria’s Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has demanded more from the Ahmed Musa led squad as the team flies out of the Akwa Ibom State capital on a chartered flight for Sfax, Tunisia this morning. Odion Ighalo hit his first hat-trick for the Super Eagles while Samuel Kalu added another late one to help them move up Nigeria to second spot in Group E – a point behind leaders South Africa. “Our expansive play – by exploring the wings – in the second half helped us against a good side. Now we must maintain discipline in all areas.”Ighalo who plys his trade at Chinese side Changchun Yatai set the Super Eagles on their way with a penalty in the fourth minute. The 29-year-old struck again in the second half after 58 minutes and completed his hat-trick with 20 minutes remaining.
October 15, 2018 10:30 UTC
The Interim Government’s Interior Minister Ibrahim Bushanaf said they had revealed 416 forgeries of Libyan National ID numbers in the Benghazi Civil Registry Authority this year. He added that in a meeting with the head of the Benghazi Civil Registry Authority Osama Al-Dressi last Saturday that the cases were lodged at the Public Prosecution and judicial offices in the city as the incident violates national security. Bushanaf said the national ID must be preserved against all odds so the demographic structure of Libya can remain intact, adding that the IDs should not be allowed to be a tool for terrorists and political gains.
October 15, 2018 10:18 UTC
Sudanese Justice and Equality rebels have stormed into the Turkish Company on Mrada-Al-Aqila road in southeastern Libya, stealing equipment and vehicles as well as kidnapping 5 guards. Mrada mayor Abdullah Dabob told reporters that the guards were civilian and called for their immediate release and the return of the stolen items. Another official in Mrada municipality, Saleh Al-Fitouri, called on Khalifa Haftar’s forces to probe the incident that took place last Thursday, saying the local forces will be targeting the Sudanese rebels.
October 15, 2018 10:18 UTC
You simply could not see people with special needs in the streets. There always have been a lot of people with special needs. UNDP Libya is committed to work supporting people with special needs in Libya, including making accessible our office premises in Tripoli. A drop in the ocean? But is not it what the World Ocean consists of?
October 15, 2018 07:52 UTC
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that the team had deficiencies against Libya on Saturday despite rallying to a 4-0 win in the AFCON qualifiers played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday. However, Rohr noted that the team suffered some deficiencies that appeared concealed by the victory. He stressed that the game was not near perfect, and the errors must be corrected before the Super Eagles’ next game. Speaking after the encounter, Rohr said, “This result does not mean we had a perfect game today. Read Also: Bishop Oyedepo Denies Endorsing Atiku For 2019“We had problems defensively especially in the first half and before we play Libya again in three days, we must improve on our weak areas.”Nigeria will play the return leg against Libya on Tuesday in Tunis.
October 15, 2018 06:33 UTC
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he hopes his quick strikers will again punish the slow defenders of Libya in Sfax, Tunisia, tomorrow. Nigeria bombed Libya 4-0 in Uyo on Saturday with Odion Ighalo bagging a hat-trick. Both teams square up again in another 2019 AFCON qualifier at the adopted home of war-ravaged Libya. “Our quick strikers tried to be efficient against the slow defenders of Libya,” Rohr explained his team’s game plan at the weekend. “We needed to give a good image of the team after we did not reach the second round of the World Cup,” he said.
October 15, 2018 05:54 UTC