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Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Consistent evidence show that when dictators establish themselves over their gullible populations, they rule uninterruptedly by internal opposing forces. With few exceptions, (for example Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi), all dictators drive their nations to economic downfall and over dependency on foreign aid. The wisdom of African strongmen rule in Africa is an utter contradiction with no […]

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

Two United Nations agencies today pledged to join forces and “go the extra mile” by expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their support to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, joined William Lacy Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for […]

Algeria puts air force on high alert after Egypt airstrikes in Libya

Algeria puts air force on high alert after Egypt airstrikes in Libya

The Algerian army has put its air and ground forces on high alert after Egyptian air force planes carried out  six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya, on Friday, local newspaper Al-Bilad reported. The Algerian air force began aerial reconnaissance flights, while the ground forces intensified observation points on the eastern border with […]

UN envoy calls on rival groups to immediately halt violence in Tripoli

UN envoy calls on rival groups to immediately halt violence in Tripoli

Condemning the surging violence in Tripoli, the top United Nations official in Libya called today for an immediate end to fighting in and around the capital and for rival groups to “put Libyan national interests” ahead of their own. According to a news statement, Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the […]

UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens

UN refugee agency ramps up response as Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens

Conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy have contributed to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Libya, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to announce plans to step-up its presence and programmes there. Amid the increasing complexity of refugee and migrant movements through and from Libya, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited Tripoli […]

UN chief urges all sides to restore calm in aftermath of deadly attack on southern airbase

UN chief urges all sides to restore calm in aftermath of deadly attack on southern airbase

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief’s spokesman said today. “[The Secretary-General] is particularly disturbed by the high number of fatalities as well as reports of summary […]

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day

Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the United Nations migration agency, which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area yesterday. Citing the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Rome, IOM spokesperson Joel Millman told reporters today at the regular […]

141 people killed in Libya’s Brak al-Shat airbase attack

141 people killed in Libya’s Brak al-Shat airbase attack

An attack on an airbase in southern Libya has killed at least 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to renegade General’s Khalifa Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA), a spokesman for his forces said. LNA’s Ahmad al-Mismari told the AFP news agency on Friday that members of a militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of National […]

Muammar Gaddafi’s son hiding in Zimbabwe?

Muammar Gaddafi’s son hiding in Zimbabwe?

One of the late Muammar Gaddafi’s sons is reportedly in Zimbabwe under the care of prison officials. Today ZimEye begins investigations on the late Libyan dictator’s adopted son, Abdullah Moussa Yusuf who Kariba Pastor Patrick Mugadza says has been incarcerated at the Harare Remand Prison after he claimed asylum in 2014. He came to Zimbabwe because the […]

Sub-Saharan African men migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’, IOM says

Sub-Saharan African men migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’, IOM says

Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold. Migrants with skills like painting or tiling […]

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