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Video: Coastguard Intercepts 500 Migrants

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's coastguard on Sunday intercepted five boats carrying around 500 mostly African migrants trying to reach Europe and brought them back to shore, an official said.

Video: Libya's Lawlessness and Migrant Crisis

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A new European Union policy on migration is now in place, but the turmoil in Libya makes it hard to enforce:

Libya: Gateway to a Better Life in Europe

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya has become the gateway for African migrants trying to make their way to Europe. Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Misrata.

Migrant Boat Sinks: Scores Feared Drowned

A Libyan Navy spokesman has said 36 people have been rescued after a vessel carrying 250 people went down near Tajoura, east of Tripoli. "There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea," the spokesman told reporters. Reports are also emerging of another sinking, in which up to 500 people may have drowned last […]

Video: the Migrant Trap

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe are being detained or deported by Libyan Militias:

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At Least 36 Die as Boat Capsizes

BBC News reports that at least 36 migrants have drowned when their boat sank about 4km (2.5 miles) out to sea near the coastal town of Garabouli. The Libyan navy said it rescued 52 people when the boat sank on Tuesday, but survivors say there were 130 people on board. On Sunday 24 more bodies […]

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African Countries Discuss Return of Migrants

EU project brings together officials from Libya and Egypt with colleagues from Ethiopia and Sudan to discuss voluntary return and reintegration of migrants An EU-funded project has held a study tour in Rome bringing together officials from Libya, Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, to improve cooperation between countries facing the challenge of dealing with irregular migratory […]