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More than 150 Ghanaians migrants back from Libya

More than 150 Ghanaian migrants have been brought back from Libya through the first charter flight of its kind since COVID-19-related border closures, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) announced on Friday. The 150 Ghanaians travelled from Libya to their homeland on November 24, and arrived at the Kotoka International Airport …

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Rival Libya government resigns after protests

The rival government in eastern Libya has submitted its resignation after a number of protests over deteriorating living conditions and corruption. At the weekend demonstrators in the city of Benghazi set fire to strongman Gen Khalifa Haftar’s headquarters. They also clashed in his stronghold of Al-Maj for the first time. …

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Germany’s Maas arrives in war-torn Libya, meeting set with Serraj

The visit by Minister Heiko Maas’ is to spur efforts to resolve the country’s long-running conflict Germany’s top diplomat arrived in Libya on Monday for a previously unannounced visit intended to spur international efforts to resolve the country’s long-running conflict. It is Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’ first visit to Libya …

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Libya’s former prime minister dies from coronavirus

Libya’s former interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jebril has died from the coronavirus, according to his political party. The 67-year-old contracted the virus in Egypt in late March and died at a hospital in Cairo, according to his aide. He was in power as head of the National Transitional Council during …

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Libyan general orders forces to capture capital

Libyan military strongman General Khalifa Haftar has called on his forces to begin an advance aimed at capturing the capital, Tripoli. The General’s statement came in a rare, live television broadcast. In April, he launched a major attempt to seize the city – which is held by Libya’s UN-backed government. …

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Libyans accuse France of backing Tripoli assault

Hundreds of “yellow vest” protesters demonstrated in the Libyan capital,Tripoli against an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar accusing France of backing him. Wearing the trademark yellow vests of French anti government demonstrators, they flooded the Libyans central Tripoli square to rally in support of the internationally recognised government of …

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World powers condemn new Libya fighting

World powers and the United Nations have condemned fresh fighting in Libya as rebel forces from the east of the country march on the capital. The G7 group of rich countries urged all parties “to immediately halt all military activity”. The UN Security Council issued a similar call. Khalifa Haftar, …

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