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Libya new interim president Menfi, holds talks in Benghazi

President of Libya newly elected interim government has met tribal elders, academics and activists in the eastern city of Benghazi, the stronghold of the divided country’s eastern factions, as part of a campaign to foster unity ahead of national...

Turkey warns Haftar and supporters of possible attack

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed as “legitimate targets” if they attempted to attack Turkish forces in the region.Turkey is the...

Libya rivals swap prisoners, in line with cease-fire deal

Libya’s rival leaders kicked off a U.N.-brokered prisoner exchange, United Nations and Libyan officials said Saturday, which was part of a preliminary cease-fire agreement between the warring Libyan groups.The exchange of a first batch of prisoners, supervised by a...

Libya post Gaddafi PM Jibril Mahmoud dies from coronavirus

Mahmoud Jibril, who abandoned Muammar Gaddafi to become Libya’s rebel prime minister during the 2011 revolution, died on Sunday after contracting the novel coronavirus, an aide and his party said.Jibril was interim leader until the country held its first...

Uganda’s Museveni says Africans failed to protect Libya

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has blamed African countries for failing to protect Libya against military intervention by the United States and a NATO-led coalition in March 2011.President Museveni told BBC'S Allan Kasujja that African countries should have put up...

Libya’s Eastern forces carry out air strikes on city of Sirte

Eastern Libyan forces on Monday mounted air strikes on positions in the central city of Sirte held by the internationally recognised government, an official and residents said, widening a conflict engulfing the capital Tripoli. Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army...

Tribe of slain Libya rebel chief protest appointment of key suspect as minister

Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a government minister, a leading member of the tribe said.A spokesman for port operator AGOCO, part of state oil...

45 to die by firing squad in Libya over 2011 killings

A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during a 2011 uprising, according to a statement from the justice ministry.The statement did not give details...

Libya’s Bani Walid elders to UN talk to us or you will fail

The U.N. launched a new round of negotiations in September to unite a country that splintered along political, ideological and tribal lines during and after the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that unseated Gaddafi. Western officials hope the talks will pave the...

Gaddafi son, Saif al Islam in good health, following politics – lawyer

Khaled al-Zaidi said he was in personal contact with Saif, but refused to say where in Libya Saif was, or whether he had ever left Zintan, the western town where he was detained after the 2011 revolt in which...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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