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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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Agreement on Use of Nubian Aquifer

Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a strategic action plan to improve their management of water resources, and in particular of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer. The aquifer, which lies below the four countries, is the largest fossil aquifer in the world. It covers 772,000 square miles at a depth of 1,600-2,500 feet under the […]

Sudan, Egypt, Libya Agree on Mining Cooperation

Sudan, Egypt and Libya have agreed to cooperate in the mineral resources sector, according to a report from China’s Xinhua. The agreement followed a meeting in Khartoum attended by the Sudanese Minerals Minister, Kamal Abdullatif; the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Osama Kamal; and the Libyan Minister of Industry, Suleiman Ali Al-Fitory [Sulaiman […]