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August 18, 2018

Macron and Sisi call for Libya elections by yearend

French president Emmanuel Macron and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, agreed during a phone call on the need to prepare for elections to be held by the end of the year, in line with ''the conclusions of the May 29 Paris conference''. A statement from the French"...

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August 18, 2018

IOM facilitates return of 129 Sudanese from Libya

The United Nations migration agency (IOM) facilitated the return of 129 Sudanese under a joint action with the European Union, said a statement released in Khartoum.

In a statement dated on 8th August 2018, but seen"...

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August 18, 2018

UNHCHR: Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Libya

We are concerned about the human rights environment around the elections that were recently held in Cambodia without the dissolved main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). This left a significant proportion of the population without chosen representation, causing"...

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August 18, 2018

Niger: Solution to Migration Crisis is a Stable Libya

If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou told Reuters Thursday, warning that the stability of neighboring countries was at stake.

Niger"...

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August 18, 2018

Rolling summer blackouts weigh on Libya's struggling traders

Lengthy power outages have left tradesmen and small businesses in Libya struggling to survive in an economy already crippled by a liquidity crisis and high inflation.

A worker manufactures doors and windows of iron"...

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August 18, 2018

Stable Libya key to ending migration

If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou told Reuters, warning the stability of neighbouring countries was at stake.

Niger is a transit country for migrants seeking to reach Europe by"...

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August 18, 2018

Sudan: Darfur Rebels Deny 'One-Sided' Report By UN Experts

Darfuri rebel groups disclaimed the findings of the report by a United Nations experts' panel, which claims that the rebels are strengthening their presence in Libya to build up military strength and return to fighting the government forces in Sudan.

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August 18, 2018

Foreign militants are taking over Libya’s Fezzan region

Libya's southern area of Fezzan is suffering from an influx of foreign fighters that are gradually taking over the country's tribes.
Following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of mercenaries and militants who are"...

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August 18, 2018

Production At Libya’s Largest Oil Field Risks Shutdown, Again

Just as Libya’s oil production recovered to a two-month high of over 1 million bpd, fresh protests at the oil terminal and refinery servicing the country’s largest oil field, Sharara, ...

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August 18, 2018

Security Concerns Over Libya’s Oil Attracts Huge Freight Premiums

Persisting security concerns over Libya’s oil export capacity and the political divisions in the country fetch large tanker freight premiums for shipowners daring to call at Libyan ports for crude oil loadings, shipbroker and shipowner sources told ...

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