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2015-09-01 Four Tunisian Terrorists Arrested in Border With Libya
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Four Tunisian terrorists were arrested as they were attempting to illegally enter the border from Libya.

2015-09-01 Libya Beats Taifa Stars, As Tanzania Gets Ready for Eagles
[Guardian] The Taifa Stars will return to Dar es Salaam on Tuesday to continue preparation for their AFCON qualifier against Nigeria... on September 5.

2015-09-01 No Way Forward, No Way Back for Migrants in Libya
[IRIN] Zuwara -In the early hours of Thursday morning, a decrepit wooden fishing boat overloaded with some 350 refugees and migrants hoping to reach European shores, started taking on water a few miles off the coast of Libya. At least 140 people are thought to have died.

2015-08-31 For Benghazi's Displaced, No Help, No Dignity
[News24Wire] Libya's second-largest city, was the stronghold of the popular insurrection against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and a symbol of resistance against his rule.

2015-08-31 3 Libyans Held After Migrant Shipwreck Tragedy
[News24Wire] Three Libyan nationals have been arrested in connection with a shipwreck this week believed to have led to the death of at least 250 migrants, according to a report on Saturday.

2015-08-31 No Female Journalist Among Tunisian Women Held in Libya - Mustapha Abdelkabir
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Medenine -There is no female journalist among the Tunisian women held in Libya, human rights activist Mustapha Abdelkabir said Saturday. he added after a six-day visit to Libya that 6 Tunisian women aged between 25 and 55 (a nurse and 5 traders) are held in Libyan prisons.

2015-08-31 256 Egyptians Back Home From Libya
[Egypt Online] As many as 256 Egyptians have returned home from Libya over the past 24 hours via Salloum border crossing.

2015-08-31 Taifa Stars Suffer Libya Defeat
[Daily News] The national football team, Taifa Stars, lost 2-1 against Libya in build-up match held in Kartepe, Turkey yesterday, where the team has pitched camp in preparations for Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers clash against Nigeria at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam next Saturday.

2015-08-28 Survivors Fight for Air On 'Boat of Death' Off Libya
[UNHCR] Palermo -Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air.

2015-08-28 UN Envoy Urges Parties to Agree Unity Government
[UN News] The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced that a round of Libyan political dialogue began today in Skhirat, Morocco, with discussions expected to focus on expediting the process towards finalizing the Libyan Political Agreement, including reaching agreement on a Government of National Accord.

2015-08-28 In Libya's Desert South, a Town Fends for Itself
[IRIN] Ubari -Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need.

2015-08-28 At Least 200 Feared Dead in Libya Refugee Boat Disaster
[Al Jazeera] At least 82 people have been killed and more than one hundred others are still missing after a boat, reportedly packed with people from Africa and South Asia bound for Italy, capsized and sunk off the Libyan coast.

2015-08-28 Boat Sinks Off Coast, 200 Feared Drowned
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Zuwaya -Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday.

2015-08-27 Political Process in Final Stages, UN Envoy Says
[News24Wire] The UN-brokered political dialogue process in Libya is in its "final stages," a UN official said on Wednesday, while noting that the humanitarian situation in the country remains dire with the Islamic State extremist group graining ground.

2015-08-28 Taifa Stars Assess Preps Against Libya
[Daily News] The national football team, Taifa Stars, will gauge preparations for next month's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Nigeria by playing an international friendly match against Libya in Turkey on Friday.

2015-08-27 UN Envoy Says Libyan Parties Must Come Together, Make 'Final Push' for Peace
[UN News] With the United Nations-supported political dialogue process in Libya nearing its last stages, "time is running out" for leaders on all sides and at all levels to make the "final push," the head of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNSMIL) told the Security Council today.

2015-08-28 Libya Crisis - Leon Reiterates 'Gratitude to Algeria for Supporting UN Mediation
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya Bernardino Leon, talking to the UN Security Council, has reiterated his gratitude to Algeria for its support of UN mediation for a political solution to Libya crisis.

2015-08-28 Mediterranean Sea Crossings Exceed 300,000, Including 200,000 to Greece.
[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 28 August 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2015-08-27 FM, Libyan Counterpart Discuss Resumption of Inter-Libyan Dialogue
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Minister of Foreign Affairs Taieb Baccouche met, Wednesday in Tunis, his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Dairi.

2015-08-27 Suspected Terrorist Returning From Libya Arrested in Ben Guerdane
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Medenine -A suspected terrorist returning from Libya was arrested, Wednesday at dawn in Hay Ennour, delegation of Ben Guerdane, said a security source.

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