For more than a year, Precious was held in forced prostitution with dozens of other women from across sub-Saharan Africa. But when the despot was killed in 2011, traffickers and militias filled the void © Ismail Zitouny/Reuters“He” is Muammer Gaddafi. “Libya became a kind of ventre mou — a vulnerable point — for all the neighbouring countries,” says Mathias Hounkpe, head of the Mali country office for the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. “Mali, Niger, Chad, all these countries to some extent are having problems because we do not have stability in Libya.”In Libya, the impact has been devastating. On October 20, rebel forces found Gaddafi outside the city of Sirte and summarily executed him.
September 08, 2021 03:56 UTC
The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh suspended the questioning session of the Government of National Unity on Tuesday and said it would resume on Wednesday, citing late attendance of the government officials and running out of time for the remainder of the session. A source from Tobruk said the government officials arrived at the Tobruk headquarters of the HoR on time, yet after Saleh greeted them, he announced postponing the session to Wednesday morning, adding that this could be a reaction to the fact that Dbeibah didn't attend the session of August 30; the one set by Saleh for the questioning. The spokesman for the Government of National Unity Mohammed Hammouda said the Prime Minister and his cabinet will attend the Wednesday session despite the delay, adding that they had given the HoR all the answers of the questions presented to them last week. Hammouda added that the government found it strange that the HoR had delayed the session with the excuse of the officials being late to arrive at the headquarters despite asking in the first place to hold it as soon as possible. It's worth mentioning that the Libyan Prime Minister flew back to Tripoli from Tobruk and is set to return on Wednesday morning to attend the questioning session.
September 07, 2021 19:52 UTC
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya called on the Government of National Unity (GNU), the Presidential Council (PC), and the judicial authorities to release, without delay, thousands of individuals still being held arbitrarily in detention centers throughout Libya, according to an official statement. UNSMIL welcomed the recent release of Gaddafi’s secretary, Ahmed Ramadan, along with Al-Saadi Gaddafi, considering it a positive step forward that could contribute to a human rights-based national reconciliation process and the strengthening of national unity, as it put it. The mission added in the statement that the release of Al-Saadi, along with seven further officials from the former regime remains an important step towards respecting the rule of law and human rights in the country.
September 07, 2021 19:52 UTC
HoR and government fallout as questioning session is postponed until tomorrowBy Sami Zaptia. London, 7 September 2021:Libya’s Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba-led government seems to have had a spat with parliament today, as its questioning session planned for today was suddenly postponed until tomorrow- after the government had arrived in Tobruk. It is unclear if the government was late by design or by accident and whether parliamentarians saw this as a snub and accordingly postponed today’s session. Alternatively, parliamentarians may have planned all along to slap the government’s wrist for missing an earlier session. It will be recalled that the government had already missed one planned questioning session on the pretext that it had an overseas trip to Jordan – which it kept.
September 07, 2021 17:48 UTC
The Joint Operations Force of the Government of National Unity in Libya said Tuesday it had arrested a notorious ISIS leader named, Embarak Al-Akhazmi, in Bani Walid; some 180 km east of Tripoli. The force said in a statement that Al-Khazmi was responsible for accommodation of ISIS terrorists in Bani Walid when ISIS controlled some areas in Libya, adding that the apprehension was in coordination with the Attorney General's Office. The Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour named Al-Khazmi as a wanted ISIS leader in Libya in a 2017 press conference. The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah hailed the arrest and said on Twitter that it was a huge success for the Joint Operations Force and security apparatuses that are continuing to fight terrorism across Libya.
September 07, 2021 17:41 UTC
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September 07, 2021 17:37 UTC
IRC said the total number includes more than 1000 children and over 1500 women - at least 68 of whom were pregnant. It added that when the Libyan Coast Guard first began carrying out EU-funded interceptions in 2017, a total of 15,358 people were brought back to shore. However, no one should be returned to Libya after being rescued at sea. "In just eight months we’ve seen more people brought back to Libya by the Libyan Coast Guard than we have ever witnessed before. They are not safe in Libya and they cannot go home or elsewhere - many having fled similar circumstances in their countries of origin or in transit.
September 07, 2021 10:21 UTC
The Libyan Presidential Council says it will continue its work to achieve national reconciliation and to coordinate the release of other prisoners. Mohammad Younes Menfi, the chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council, has officially announced the launch of the comprehensive national reconciliation project with the release of political prisoners. A number of political prisoners who have completed their sentences or who were not convicted were released as part of the reconciliation efforts, a Council statement said. Libyan Presidential Council spokeswoman Najwa Wahiba said the decision to release the prisoners was based on judicial rulings and that the Council would continue to coordinate with the judiciary to release other prisoners who have been acquitted. “We cannot move forward without achieving reconciliation,” Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah wrote on Twitter while announcing Saadi Gaddafi’s release.
September 07, 2021 07:52 UTC
Tripoli, Sept 7: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed the release of detainees by the eastern-based army. UNSMIL welcomes the release of another eight detainees by the Libyan Arab Armed Forces, in the context of the Ceasefire Agreement reached on Oct. 23, 2020, UNSMIL tweeted. “The release of these detainees took place today at Gate 50 on the Coastal Road, Sirte, under the supervision of the (5+5) JMC (Joint Military Commission),” it added. The mission also called for the release of all detainees to support national reconciliation, peace and stability in Libya.
September 07, 2021 02:15 UTC
CAIRO-6 September 2021: Egyptian national team captain Mohamed Salah thanked the sacked national team manager Hossam El Badry and his coaching staff. “I would like to thank Hossam El Badry and his coaching staff and I wish them the best of luck in the next chapter of their life.” Salah posted on his social media accounts. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Monday that Hossam El Badry is sacked from his position as the national team head coach. El Badry had led the Pharaohs to book a place in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. He also led Egypt in the first two rounds of the African World Cup Qualifiers and the national team managed to achieve 4 points to top the group.
September 06, 2021 17:15 UTC
Nikos Dendias stressed the need for the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya in talks he had today with his Libyan counterpart Naila El Mangous in Athens. The foreign minister also stressed the need for fair elections in the North African country in December. The strengthening of bilateral relations and Greece's readiness to support Libya's stabilization and reconstruction efforts were at the heart of the meeting between the two foreign ministers. Alexandra Voudouri
September 06, 2021 16:07 UTC
(by Stefano de Paolis)ROME - Saadi Gaddafi is a free man. After seven years in prison, the third son of the ousted late dictator of Tripoli, Muammar Gaddafi, has been released and has immediately flown to another country on a private plane. In a video released in 2015, Saadi appeared blindfolded, while he was slapped and tortured. On these bases today was released the citizen Saadi Gaddafi, implementing his release order issued by the prosecution" three years ago, wrote on Twitter Libyan Premier Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh. It is clearly a meaningful step along the troubled path to presidential and legislative elections that the national unity government has to organize in December.
September 06, 2021 16:05 UTC
Angola vs Libya will take place on Tuesday 7th September, 2021 at 20:00 (UK)Where is Angola vs Libya taking place? Angola vs Libya will take place at Estádio 11 de Novembro in LuandaWhere can I get tickets for Angola vs Libya? Ticket information for Angola vs Libya can be found on official national team websitesWhat TV channel is Angola vs Libya on in the UK? Angola vs Libya will not be televised live in the UKWhere can I stream Angola vs Libya in the UK? Some CAF World Cup qualifying games are streamed live on the FIFATV YouTube channel so it is worth checking their for Angola vs Libya
September 06, 2021 15:56 UTC
Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced unification with its parallel corporation, whereby employees will be incorporated into the staff of the NOC and its subsidiaries. (763) of 2021, dated September 2, 2021, employees affiliated with the parallel corporation will be merged into the NOC, with the aim of ensuring a unified and more streamlined oil and gas sector. “The Government of National Unity, since its approval, has been keen on unifying all the economic institutions of the Libyan State and has given the issue special attention. It took some time to work on this goal and today we are ending the era of division in the oil sector forever, and we issue a decision appointing, integrating and merging all those affiliated to the (formerly) parallel corporation,” stated Sanalla. “The oil sector represents a top priority in the concerns of the Prime Minister of the National Unity Government due to the sensitivity of this vital sector and its great role in preserving Libya’s economy from collapse.
September 06, 2021 14:15 UTC
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