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EU announces Extra Support for Libya

With the situation becoming ever more pressing along the Central Mediterranean migration route, the EU has announced additional measure to support Libya to fight smugglers and enhance border control to reduce the number of people taking hazardous journeys to Europe. Among other measures, the European Commission will: Further enhance the capacity of the Libyan authorities […]

IOM: 381,463 Migrants in Libya

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has found that the trip to Libya is reportedly costing more for a larger proportion of migrants from Sudan and Nigeria. In 2016, 60 percent of Nigerian respondents and 41 percent of Sudanese respondents reported paying between USD 1,000 and 5,000 for their journey to Libya. This increased to 71 […]

International Community Reaffirms Support for GNA

Ministerial Meeting for Libya Joint Communique, Vienna 16 May 2016 We welcome the presence of Prime Minister al-Sarraj and commend his leadership in guiding Libya’s institutions through seating the government in Tripoli, a turning point in the Libyan political process. We express our strong support for the Libyan people in maintaining the unity of Libya. […]

Libya Pulls Out of Joint Border Force

A Sudanese army spokesman has said that Libya has pulled out of the joint border force with Sudan. According to Libya Herald, when the force was announced in 2012, it appeared to be more a diplomatic move by the-then Zeidan government than a major military initiative. The route from Kufra to Sudan and Chad has, […]

UNHCR and Partners Help Migrants

As Europe responds to the problem of dangerous mixed migration flows across the Mediterranean, the UN refugee agency and its partners have been assisting hundreds of people in Libya rescued at sea or intercepted by the coastguard. UNHCR has been able to help some of the 1,242 people picked up in Libyan waters and mostly […]

Sudan Summons Libyan Envoy

Sudan has summoned Libya’s chargé d’affaires to protest against claims made by a Libyan army official that Khartoum was supporting militias in Libya, reports Worldbulletin. A statement from the Sudanese ministry said: “Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Abdullah al-Azraq summoned the Libyan chargé d’affaires to officially deliver Sudan’s objection on media remarks made by a Libyan army […]

Libya Accuses Sudan of Arming Rebels

Libya has asked the Sudanese military attache to leave the country, following the interception of a Sudanese military plane loaded with ammunition at Kufra airport. The government said the plane made a refuelling stop in Kufra, and was bound for the Tripoli-Matiga airport, currently under Islamist rebel control. Amid accusations Khartoum was supporting Islamist rebels […]

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Sudan-Libya Agree Cooperation on Zakat

The Sudan and Libya have agreed to cooperate and exchange information on ‘zakat’, the practice of charitable giving by Muslims. Following talks on Sunday at the Zakat Chamber in Khartoum, the Libyian representatives said they were keen to benefit from the experiences of the Sudanese in this area. (Source: Sudan News Agency) (Zakat image via […]

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