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South Africa denies shipment weapons/military hardware to Libya

South African government has denied rumours claiming that weapons and military hardware were shipped to Turkey, which could possibly end up in the hands of militia groups fighting in the Libyan civil war.According to News24, this happened after questions...

HRW wants Libya’s Haftar to probe alleged war crimes by his men

Human Rights Watch called on Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday to investigate alleged war crimes by his fighters after the discovery of mass graves in territory formerly under their control.The New York-based watchdog said it had yet...

UN says Libya warring sides agree to peace talks

Libya’s warring parties have agreed to restart ceasefire talks, the United Nations mission to the country said late on Monday after weeks of intense fighting near the capital Tripoli fuelled by foreign arms.In a statement posted online, the United...

Russia deploys fighter jets to Libya – AFRICOM

U.S. Africa Command says Russia recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian state-sponsored, private military contractors, who are helping forces fighting the U.N.-supported Libyan government.The Russian fighter aircraft arrived at al-Jufra Airfield in Libya from an...

Libya’s GNA says targeting retreating Haftar forces

Libya's internationally recognised government has launched air strikes against forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar after his forces announced they were pulling back from Tripoli front lines.Air strikes by the Government of National Accord (GNA) targeted several...

Both sides in the Syrian conflict now fight in Libya

While a ceasefire in Syria has reduced combat between rebels and government forces, mercenaries from the two sides are still fighting in Libya on behalf of their Russian and Turkish backers.Turkey supports some Syrian rebels and Libya's UN-recognised Government...

UN says Russian mercenaries helping Haftar in Libya war

Mercenaries from the Wagner Group, a Russian paramilitary organization seen as being close to Vladimir Putin, are fighting in Libya, UN diplomats said Wednesday, citing an experts' report on the country's arms embargo.It was the first time the UN...

Libya: Haftar forces capture Syrian mercenary recruited by Turkey

A video shared by Libyan National Army (LNA) allied to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, shows an alleged Syrian mercenary talking about being recruited by Turkey to fight in the North African country according to Al Arabiya.The man who identified himself...

Libya’s LNA says ready to battle Turkish forces if talks fail

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar vowed on Friday to fight Turkish forces if peace talks in Geneva failed, in comments to a Russian news agency.The eastern military commander, who is backed by Russia, gave the interview to RIA Novosti after...

Tripoli’s only functional airport closed after missiles fired

The only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli closed on Thursday after missiles were fired toward it, causing chaos and fear among passengers, airport authorities said.No further details were immediately available. It was not clear whether any projectiles struck...
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Pirates attack vessel off Nigeria, taking nine hostages

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Mali opposition propose reform to curb president’s powers

Opponents of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday sought an end to political crisis rocking the country, by proposing reforms to neuter his...